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Amateur Life Coach Episode 2: Screw-drivered by a Judge!

Amateur Life Coach Episode 2: Screw-drivered by a Judge!

James J. Bell, ICLEF's Amateur Life Coach

This time the Amateur Life Coach attempts to address the question from Marion Superior Court Judge Timothy W. Oakes about being “screw-drivered” by a judge. The Amateur Life Coach receives some assistance from his “Cousin Steve.”

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Written and performed by James J. Bell. Produced by the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum. This video is for informational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for professional advice.

About James J. Bell – James is an experienced criminal defense and legal ethics lawyer.  For over 17 years he has defended individuals facing criminal charges. James also regularly provides advice to attorneys and law firms on difficult ethical issues.

In addition, when businesses are confronted with the need to conduct internal investigations, he not only advises, but directs them through the nuances of that process.

James has served as a major felony public defender in state court, and currently is a Director on the Indiana Federal Community Defenders Board.  James is a regular contributor to The Indiana Lawyer on criminal law and legal ethics topics.  He also has served as an adjunct professor at Indiana University, Robert H. McKinney School of Law teaching professional responsibility. Follow James on Twitter at @jamesjbell

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Annual Bankruptcy Institute – Friday, Dec. 8

MORNING SESSION: Issues in Consumer Bankruptcy

• Recent Research from Consumer Bankruptcy Project: Attorney’s Fees, Elder Debtors, and Consumers’ struggles Prior to Filing Bankruptcy

• Bankruptcy Case Law Update

• Recent Consumer Fraudulent Transfer Trends

• Update from the Office of the United States Trustee

AFTERNOON SESSION: Issues in Business Bankruptcy – Chapters 7 & 11

PANEL I: Issues in Restructuring Cases

PANEL II: Issues in Liquidating Cases

PANEL III: Ethical Issues for Business Bankruptcy Lawyers

PANEL IV: Recent Supreme Court Cases and Developments in Bankruptcy Litigation
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FACULTY:
Mark S. Zuckerberg – Chair
Bankruptcy Law Office of Mark S. Zuckerberg, P.C., Indianapolis, IN

Christopher E. Baker
Hester Baker Krebs LLC, Indianapolis, IN

Suzette E. Bewley
United States Bankruptcy Court, Indianapolis, IN

Wendy D. Brewer
Jensen/Brewer LLC, Indianapolis, IN

Jason R. Burke
Blackwell, Burke & Ramsey, P.C., Indianapolis, IN

Deborah J. Caruso
Rubin & Levin, P.C., Indianapolis, IN

Professor Pamela Foohey
Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Bloomington, IN

Nancy J. Gargula
United States Trustee, Region 10, Indianapolis, IN

Mengying (Grace) Guan
United States Bankruptcy Court, Indianapolis, IN

Terry E. Hall
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, Indianapolis, IN

Michael W. Hile
Jacobson Hile Kight, LLC, Indianapolis IN

Samuel D. Hodson
Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, Indianapolis, IN

Jeffrey A. Hokanson
Ice Miller LLP, Indianapolis, IN

Martha R. Lehman
SmithAmundsen LLC, Indianapolis, IN

Patricia L. Marshall
United States Bankruptcy Court, Indianapolis, IN

Michael K. McCrory
Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Indianapolis, IN

James P. Moloy
Bose McKinney & Evans LLP, Indianapolis, IN

C. Daniel Motsinger
Krieg DeVault LLP, Indianapolis, IN

Andrew C. Ozete
Farmer Scott Ozete Robinson & Schmitt LLP, Evansville, IN

James E Rossow, Jr.
Rubin & Levin, P.C., Indianapolis, IN

Thomas C. Scherer
Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP, Indianapolis, IN

Susan E. Trent
Rothberg Logan & Warsco LLP, Fort Wayne, IN

Thomas P. Yoder
Barrett McNagny LLP, Fort Wayne, IN
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STEVEN H. ANCEL
ANNUAL BANKRUPTCY INSTITUTETM
6 CLE / 1.5 E – Friday, December 8
9:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

LIVE IN-PERSON SEMINAR
– ICLEF Conference Facility, Indianapolis

LIVE INDIVIDUAL WEBCAST
– From your home or office computer

ICLEF • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis, IN

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2017 Year in Review – Dec. 5-6

DAY 1 TOPICS:
Welcome and Introduction
– Alan M. Hux, Program Chair

Ethics Law Update
– Charles M. Kidd & Kevin P. McGoff

Constitutional Law Update
– Kenneth J. Falk

Tort Law Update
– Roy T. Tabor – Plaintiff Perspective
– Thomas Rosta – Defense Perspective

Income Tax Update
– Richard L. Bartholomew

Data Breach & Cybersecurity Liabilities
– William C. Wagner

Unmanned Aircraft Systems / Drone Liabilities
– Richard S. Pitts

The Expungement Process
– Michael J. Bruzzese

Criminal Law Update
– Maureen T. Keefe

DAY 2 TOPICS:
Insurance Law Update
– John C. Trimble

Family Law
– Andrew Z. Soshnick

Employment Law Update
– Stephanie Jane Hahn

Recent Developments in Estate Planning
– Todd I. Glass

Elder Law Update
– Robert W. Fechtman

Recent Developments in Real Estate Law
– Andrew B. Buroker

Bankruptcy Law Update
– Thomas P. Yoder
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FACULTY:
Alan M. Hux – Program Chair
Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, Indianapolis, IN

Richard L. Bartholomew
Girardot, Strauch & Co, Lafayette, IN

Michael J. Bruzzese
Paganelli Law Group, Carmel, IN

Andrew B. Buroker
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, Indianapolis, IN

Kenneth J. Falk
American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana, Indianapolis, IN

Robert W. Fechtman
Fechtman Law Office, Indianapolis, IN

Todd I. Glass
Fine & Hatfield, Evansville, IN

Stephanie Jane Hahn
Attorney At Law, Indianapolis, IN

Maureen T. Keefe
Attorney at Law, Carmel, IN

Charles M. Kidd
Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission, Indianapolis, IN

Kevin P. McGoff
Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP, Indianapolis, IN

Richard S. Pitts
Arlington / Roe & Co., Indianapolis

Thomas E. Rosta
Metzger Rosta LLP, Noblesville, IN

Andrew Z. Soshnick
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, Indianapolis, IN

Roy T. Tabor
Tabor Law Firm, LLP, Indianapolis, IN

John C. Trimble
Lewis Wagner, LLP, Indianapolis, IN

William C. Wagner
Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, Indianapolis, IN

Thomas P. Yoder
Barrett & McNagny LLP, Fort Wayne, IN
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2017 YEAR IN REVIEW
12 CLE / 1 E – Tuesday & Wednesday, December 5-6
9:00 A.M. – 4:45 P.M. Both Days

LIVE IN-PERSON SEMINAR
– Ritz Charles, Carmel

LIVE GROUP WEBCASTS
– Bingham Greenebaum Doll, Evansville (Central Time)
– Grand Wayne Center, Fort Wayne
– Taft Stettinius & Hollister, Indianapolis
– ICLEF Conference Facility, Indianapolis
– Blue Chip Hotel & Casino, Michigan City
– DeFur Voran, Muncie

LIVE INDIVIDUAL WEBCASTS
Day 1 -or- Day 2  from your home or office computer

VIDEO REPLAY SEMINARS
– Available after Live Seminar date

ICLEF • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis, IN

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Guardianship Training – Tuesday, Nov. 21

A program designed to guide you through the concepts, mechanics, duties, special situations, ethical matters and current practice issues.

Co-Sponsored with the Center for At-Risk Elders (CARE)
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TOPICS:
Legal Concepts
a. The Serious Consequences of Guardianship
b. Navigating Indiana’s Confusing Guardianship Code
c. Principles of Surrogate Decision Making
d. Lesser Restrictive Alternatives to Guardianship

Legal Mechanics
a. Launching a Guardianship Proceeding
b. Preparing for the Uncontested Hearing
c. Preparing for the Contested Hearing
d. Discovery Rules and Evidence Rules

Duties of Guardian to Court & Post-Hearing Role of Court
a. Reports, Inventories and Accountings
b. Actions Requiring Court Approval
c. Successor Guardians and Removal of Guardians
d. Termination of Guardianships
e. Special Legal Tools Available to Guardians

Temporary Guardianships
a. When Is a Temporary Guardianship Appropriate?
b. Special Rules Applicable to Temporary Guardians

Ethical Issues in Guardianship
a. Confidentiality in the Age of E-Filing
b. Obligations to Honor Rights to Due Process
c. Advising Guardians on Methods of Ethical Decision Making

Overview of Current Issues in Guardianship Law & Practice
a. Access / Quality / Accountability.
b. Update on Recent Indiana Case Law on Guardianship
c. “Right to Association”
d. Laundry List of Guardianship Laws Too Often
Ignored in Practice
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FACULTY:
H. Kennard Bennett
Bennett & McClammer LLP, Indianapolis

Sara M. McClammer
Bennett & McClammer LLP, Indianapolis
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GUARDIANSHIP TRAINING
Co-Sponsored with the Center for At-Risk Elders (CARE)
6 CLE / 1 E – Tuesday, November 21
9:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

LIVE IN-PERSON SEMINAR
– ICLEF Conference Facility, Indianapolis

LIVE INDIVIDUAL WEBCAST
– From your home or office computer

ICLEF • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis, IN

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