Why I love the law

In honor of Valentine’s Day, Indiana Lawyer asked their readers to tell us why they love the law. The responses contain a common theme – people – whether it’s working with talented colleagues, teaching others about the law or helping people navigate through the legal waters.

Robert W YorkI love the law because I like lawyers – well, most of them – particularly those who recognize we should solve rather than create problems and those who follow the advice of a wise judge that “collegiality costs nothing.” I love the law because it requires mutual adherence to established rules resulting in orderly resolution of disputes that no other part of our society can resolve. I love the dignity of the courtroom, the privilege of representing others and the wisdom and experience required to do so effectively. I love that no day brings the same challenges as the day before.

Bob York
Robert W. York & Associates

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Robert W. York named a senior fellow of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation

Robert W York featured in Lawyers on the MoveRobert W. York of Robert W. York & Associates, has been named a senior fellow of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation. Click here for more On the Move.

12 Free Days, Beautification Calendar & Velocity/video unveiled

Jingle Rails in Indianapolis, IndianaThe kids are home for two weeks over the holiday break. Now what? There are plenty of ways to beat cabin fever and overcome the “I’m bored” complaints. Give your family some much needed away-time and try some of these fun (and inexpensive, or better yet, FREE!) events in Downtown. From Jingle Rails at theEiteljorg Museum to Christmas at the Zoo toChristmas at the Puppet Studio to the Indy Winter Farmers Market, there’s so much to do! The Circle of Lights display will be up through Jan. 10.

Want even more? Check out these free activities, 15 things to do for under $15, the Indiana Ice, and New Year’s Eve parties by clicking here!


Looking for something fun and FREE to do this holiday season?

FreeHoliday Activities IndianapolisIndianapolis has tons of great activities this holiday season! Check out these 12 FREE activities by clicking here!

Think Safe, Do Safe

think safeBy: Bobby McIlquham
Workplace hazards are all around us, some are easily seen while others are less obvious. Some employees are highly trained and professionally experienced enough to solely focus their job responsibilities on recognizing potential hazards. Many other positions are not centrally focused on identifying safety concerns. How can you better control the hazard recognition in your workplace? It’s all centered on employee involvement.

Imagine yourself in a training classroom speaking to your employees and you ask them, “What does safety truly mean?” Some might say, “Staying safe while working” or maybe “Staying up-to-date with OSHA standards.” These answers are correct, but do they truly convey the core meaning of safety to your employees?

To me, safety means getting employees home the same way they arrived. That requires everyone to be thinking safe, and doing safe. It’s preventative maintenance, just like everything else. Take for example your vehicle. Oil needs to be changed or the engine will eventually fail. Tires and brakes need to be replaced every so often in order to prevent an accident. Things need to be checked and maintained daily or you run the risk of failure. The same goes with safety in the workplace; it is a daily concern that requires constant attention. Some daily safety concerns might include the required fall protection when working above certain heights or the personal protective equipment that is necessary to protect your eyes, hands and feet. If your safety equipment is not properly maintained, like your car, it will eventually fail and cause an accident.

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Indianapolis Events

There’s a lot going on in Indy this holiday season! Indianapolis Downtown Inc. shares some highlights, including football, holiday plays, and more! Click here for more information!

Robert W. York Receives Preeminent Rating

For more than 130 years, lawyers have relied on the AV® Preeminent™ rating while searching for their own expert attorneys. Now anyone can depend on this important, trusted rating. The Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™ rating is the highest possible rating for an attorney for both ethical standards and legal ability. This rating represents the pinnacle of professional excellence. It is achieved only after an attorney has been reviewed and recommended by their peers – members of the bar and the judiciary. Robert W. York has achieved an AV® Preeminent™ Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.

Leaf Collection

leaf collectionThe Department of Public Works conducts the annual Leaf Collection Program to help our citizens dispose of the large number of leaves each fall. This program helps your Indianapolis/Marion County environment by turning the leaves into usable compost offered free to citizens, to help strengthen and beautify lawns and gardens county-wide

Did you know?
Open burning of leaves is illegal in Indianapolis/Marion County.

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Remember 9/11 Memorial and Concert

9/11 memorial at crown hill

Remember 9/11 Memorial and Concert will be hosted by Crown Hill Funeral Home and located on the Canal at 421 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis, on September 11, 2012, at 7:30 pm. For more information please visit this link.

There’s A Lot Coming Up. Be Part of It

Join Us Thursday to Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the 1987 Pan Am Games

Indiana Sports Corporation will commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the Pan Am Games with a public celebration Thursday on Georgia Street, in front of Pan Am Plaza, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The celebration will feature live music from the The Wright Brothers Band, who performed on Monument Circle during the Games. Kristie Phillips-Bannister will also take part. Phillips-Bannister was a member of the 1987 Pan American gymnastics gold medal team and was inducted into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame in 2006. Members from the Pan American leadership team will also be in attendance.

As part of the celebration, merchandise with a special limited edition 25th Pan Am anniversary logo will be available for purchase, and a life size cutout of Amigo, the Pan American mascot, will be available for photo opportunities. Food trucks will also be lined along Georgia Street for lunch options.

Indiana Sports Corp thanks our event sponsors: Citizens Energy Group, Faegre Baker Daniels, Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, Omni Severin Hotel, and OneAmerica, as well as event partners Indiana Humanities, The Arts Council of Indianapolis, The Indianapolis Star, and WTHR.

Special Indianapolis Indians Ticket Offer to Celebrate the Pan Am Games

The Indianapolis Indians are offering those wishing to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the 1987 Pan Am Games a 2-for-1 ticket deal for the Wednesday, August 22 game against the Louisville Bats. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., with a Pan Am pregame recognition ceremony beginning at 6:30 p.m. Visit this special web page and use the promotion code SportsCorp.

Pan Am Games Exhibit at the Indianapolis Artsgarden

To recognize the 25th Anniversary of the 1987 Pan American Games, The Arts Council of Indianapolis has created a visual display featuring original artwork, memorabilia from the Games, and more. The display will be featured in the Artsgarden through August 31.

The ISC Corporate Challenge is One Month Away; Are You Signed Up?

Approximately 125 of Indianapolis’ leading companies and more than 6,000 competitors are expected to compete in the 2012 ISC Corporate Challenge secured by Stanley Security Solutions September 22 and 29. Becoming a sponsor of the Corporate Challenge is an excellent way to showcase your company to leaders in the Indianapolis area and connect your company’s brand to a positive, community-oriented event.

For sponsorship information, contact Craig Lippincott at (317) 237-5000. For more information on the event, please visit our web site.

Don’t Miss the Big Ten Football Championship Game; Get Your Tickets Today 

Tickets are now on sale for the second annual Big Ten Football Championship Game, which will be played on Saturday, December 1, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

As a friend of Indiana Sports Corporation, we would like to offer you a special offer to purchase your 2012 Big Ten Football Championship Game tickets in the Indiana Sports Corp ticket block. Tickets in the Sports Corp block are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and are limited to four (4) total tickets per person. This also includes 50-yard line 100-level premium ticket packages that include VIP pre-game hospitality and VIP parking opportunities. Seating allocations will be determined at a later date, but Sports Corp members will be given first priority.

Ticket options include:
$500 – 50 yd-line 100 Level Premium Ticket Package including VIP pre-game hospitality
$225 – 100 & 200 Level seats (between the 20 and 40-yard lines)
$185 – 300 & 400 Level seats (between the 20 and 40-yard lines)

If you are interested in purchasing your Big Ten tickets through this special offer, please visit our special ticket page. Fans and businesses interested in leasing suites for the event should call Melissa Caito at (317) 237-5000for more information.

General public tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000. Tickets range from $50 to $125 depending on seat location.

Fans can also reserve the best tailgating spot in town for their RV. Big Ten RV Nation spots are now available for purchase through Indiana Sports Corp. If you’re not bringing the RV to Indianapolis, get your hotel room today at http://visitindy.com/bigtenfootballhotels.

The Big Ten Football Championship Game will feature the champion of the Legends Division facing the champion of the Leaders Division. The winner earns the Big Ten Championship and a chance to play in the Rose Bowl Game or Bowl Championship Series National Championship Game. Wisconsin defeated Michigan State, 42-39, in the inaugural championship game in front of a crowd of more than 64,000 at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Geared For Health Primed for Big September

Indiana Sports Corp’s Geared For Health Program has several events scheduled for September, including a Colts Game Day collection and multiple collection and distribution drives at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Indiana Sports Corp’s Geared For Health (learn more about the program with this video ) program collects and distributes donated sports equipment to help underserved local young athletes have the equipment they need to jumpstart a more active lifestyle while encouraging a commitment to good health. The program collects new and gently-used donated sports equipment from manufacturers, retailers, institutions, events and individuals, and distributes it to not-for-profit, youth-serving organizations, sports leagues, sports clubs, and schools.

Over the past five years, the program has collected more than $850,000 in equipment and distributed that equipment for the benefit of more than 135,000 local youth. The most recent equipment distribution in April included 11,000 items to 90 local organizations.

If you’re interested in volunteering at one of our Geared For Health events, information and the ability to register for shifts can be found here.

Wayne Duke Award Recipient wins Olympic Medal

Congratulations to 2012 Wayne Duke Postgraduate Award recipient Margaux Farrell, who medaled at this summer’s Olympic Games.

Farrell won a bronze medal as a member of France’s 800-meter freestyle relay team. As a dual citizen of both the United States and France, Farrell was able to compete for France in the Olympics.

The Wayne Duke Postgraduate Award is an annual scholarship recognizing one male and one female Big Ten senior student-athlete pursuing a postgraduate degree for achievements in academic, athletics, civic service, and leadership. Farrell received the award in conjunction with the 2012 Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments in Indianapolis.

A recent graduate of IU, Farrell earned her degree in broadcast journalism and is pursuing her master’s degree at the University of Southern California.

Farrell is the first female Indiana Hoosier to win an Olympic medal since 1976.

Indiana Sports Corp’s Upcoming Schedule of Events

September 22 & 29, 2012 – ISC Corporate Challenge secured by Stanley Security Solutions
December 1, 2012 – Big Ten Football Championship Game
March 21-23, 2013 – NCAA Division I Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships
March 28-30, 2013 – NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships
March 29-31, 2013 – NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship – Regional
May 19, 2013 – NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Quarterfinals

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Original article via Indiana Sports Corp