IL for wwww.theindianalaawyer.comAmendments to two Indiana Supreme Court rules are restricting public access to attorneys’ personal contact information.First, an amendment to Indiana Admission and Discipline Rule 2 dated March 15 provides that the residential addresses and email addresses attorneys provide to the clerk of the Supreme Court will be confidential and excluded from public access. The amendment also notes that the clerk’s annual list of attorney addresses sent to the Indiana State Bar Association can only include non-confidential office addresses. Similarly, an amendment to Indiana Administrative Rule 9(G) adds attorneys’ residential and email addresses to the list of court administration records that must be excluded from public access. The amendment also allows the court to provide bulk distribution or compiled information excluded from public access under 9(G) through a written contract with the Office of Judicial Administration. Finally, an amendment to Section 9(D) allows the Supreme Court’s chief administrative officer – currently former Judge Mary Willis – to establish fees for accessing public court records.All amendments are effective March 15, 2018FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
National — September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, a time to share resources and stories in an effort to shed light on this highly taboo and stigmatized topic.Every year thousands of individuals die by suicide, leaving behind their friends and family members to navigate the tragedy of loss. In many cases, friends and families affected by a suicide loss are left in the dark. Too often the feelings of shame and stigma prevent them from talking openly.Use this month to reach out to those affected by suicide, raise awareness, and connect individuals with suicidal ideation to treatment services. It is also important to ensure that individuals, friends, and families have access to the resources they need to discuss suicide prevention.According to the Community Mental Health Center (CMHC), data collected by the department of health reveals the following numbers of suicides in Southeastern Indiana from 2011 to 2015:Dearborn County – 37Franklin County – 18Ripley County – 16CMHC provides crisis intervention services at its Main Center in Lawrenceburg. The Center also offers crisis intervention services using a 24-hour toll-free hotline at 1-877-849-1248 and an on-call crisis system. For more information, contact CMHC at 812-537-1302, or go to the website at www.cmhcinc.org to find an office near you.
Save the Children, the leading organization investing in childhood, has announced that the 4th Annual Save the Children Illumination Gala will honor supermodel and activist Iman; gamer, philanthropist and activist Bachir Boumaaza aka “Athene;” writer and Red Nose Day co-founder Richard Curtis; and the organization’s philanthropic corporate partner Toys”R”Us.The event will be hosted by Save the Children Artist Ambassador and Trustee Jennifer Garner, and will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, at The Plaza hotel in New York City.Now in its fourth year, the Illumination Gala will benefit Save the Children’s efforts to give more children a stronger start in life by helping end preventable maternal, newborn and child deaths and by supporting early childhood education. In recognition of the occasion, Save the Children will celebrate each of the honorees for their achievements in giving children a brighter future:• The Voice Award for Iman, Supermodel, Activist and Founder of IMAN Cosmetics, who is being recognized for her enduring commitment to sharing the stories of the world’s most deprived children. While serving as Save the Children Artist Ambassador, Iman was tireless in her efforts to raise awareness for the 2011 food crisis in East Africa. By participating in the Fast-athon, using her jewelry line to raise emergency funds and calling on the international community to take action, Iman has given a voice to children who would otherwise go unheard.• The Next Generation Award for Bachir Boumaaza aka “Athene,” Gamer, Philanthropist and Activist, who is being recognized for inspiring young gamers to make a positive impact on the world. Athene has visited our programs in Southeast Asia and Africa to livestream from the field while generating media coverage, brand awareness and millions of dollars to support Save the Children programs. His GamingforGood volunteer team, platform and network have connected thousands of gamers and streamers to the organization’s work, and transformed the approach to reaching the next generation of donors and fundraisers.• The Advocate Award for Richard Curtis, Writer, Campaigner, and Red Nose Day Co-Founder, who is being recognized for pioneering the use of entertainment to drive positive change. As co-founder of Comic Relief, Curtis has devoted the last 30 years to achieving the vision of a just world, free from poverty. Through Red Nose Day and Sport Relief, he has helped direct billions of dollars and priceless public attention toward tackling the root causes of poverty and injustice – demonstrating his ability to make people laugh while also empowering them to take action.• The Visionary Award for Toys”R”Us, being accepted David Brandon, Chairman and CEO. The company is being recognized for its commitment to keeping kids safe and helping them in times of need in the United States and around the world. Through the Play with Purpose campaign, Toys”R”Us leveraged its brand to spotlight early learning through play as a critical component of childhood development. Since 2005, Toys”R”Us has contributed more than $9 million to Save the Children’s emergency response and early childhood education programs, demonstrating the company’s commitment to children every day and in times of crisis.“We are thrilled to recognize such a diverse group of honorees who have done outstanding work with and on behalf of children around the world. We look forward to highlighting their important work and to celebrating their achievements. They have all committed their time and lent their voices to giving children a brighter future,” said Carolyn Miles, Save the Children president & CEO.Other notable guests expected to attend include Lisa Plepler, Chairman of ArtsConnection, Richard Plepler, CEO of HBO, who will serve as honorary chairs of the 4th Annual Save the Children Illumination Gala, as well as fashion designer and philanthropist Gabriela Hearst, and Mary Dillon, Save the Children Trustee and CEO of ULTA Beauty, who will serve as co-chairs of the event. Michiel Huisman, actor and Save the Children Celebrity Cabinet member, is also scheduled to attend.The gala will be presented by Johnson & Johnson. For more information, please visit www.savethechildren.org/gala.