Save Friday, April 27, 2018, for the Sixth Annual Timeless Tips from the Bench and Bar! The event will be held from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at the Indianapolis Marriott North, behind the Fashion Mall at 3645 River Crossing Parkway, Indianapolis. This annual event features approximately 18 distinguished speakers presenting in a fast-paced ‘TED Talk’ format of 20 minutes each.

Participants will receive up to six hours of continuing legal education, including one hour of ethics. Breakfast, lunch, afternoon dessert, beverages and parking are all included!

Individual tickets are $300. Or become an event sponsor for $5,000 (10 guests), a table sponsor for $3,000 (10 guests), or a half-table sponsor for $1,500 (five guests). Funds raised from this annual event will provide free legal services to people with incomes of less than 125% of the federal poverty guidelines.

Featured Speakers

Honorable Curtis T. Hill, Jr., Indiana Attorney General

Indiana Court of Appeals:

  • Honorable Robert R. Altice, Jr. – Keys to Excellent Writing (with Judge May)
  • Honorable Cale J. Bradford – History of Alcoholic Beverage Laws
  • Honorable Elaine B. Brown – Impeachment
  • Honorable Terry A. Crone – Modification of Fixed Plea Agreements
  • Honorable Melissa S. May – Keys to Excellent Writing (with Judge Altice)
  • Honorable Edward W. Najam, Jr. – Summary Judgments

Indiana Tax Court:

  • Honorable Martha B. Wentworth – The Art of Persuasion

Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission:

  • Honorable G. Michael Witte, Executive Director and Former Superior Court Judge
  • Charles M. Kidd, Deputy Executive Director


  • Michael B. Brennan, Gass Weber Mullins, Milwaukee – Each Lawyer’s Crisis
  • Lee C. Christie, Cline Farrell Christie & Lee – Opening Statements 
  • Thomas L. Davis, Frost Brown Todd – You Did What?
  • John A. Floreancig, Indianapolis Legal Aid Society
  • Brian C. Hewitt, Hewitt Law & Mediation – Mediation: Where Are We Now?
  • Linda Pence, SmithAmundsen LLC – Taking the Fifth
  • Guy A. Relford, The Law Office of Guy A. Relford – Gun Owners and Police
  • John C. Trimble, Lewis Wagner, LLP – Litigation Metrics: Our New World
  • James H. Voyles, Jr., Voyles Vaiana Lukemeyer Baldwin & Webb

Editorial Cartoonist:

Gary Varvel, Indianapolis Star – Using Humor to Communicate Better


Click the REGISTER button below to pay with a credit card or email your name, business name, address, and phone number to to register and pay by check.

(Approximately $200 from each ticket can be considered a tax deductible donation as allowed by law. This can also be considered a qualified donation under Rule 6.7 Pro Bono Reporting Requirements.)






     Jackie Leverenz









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