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2018 NIPA Spring Seminar

  • April 19, 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • 1st Source Center


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Session 1:  9:00 am -10:30 am

“Preparing for Elderly Parents – Know All of Your Options.”

Planning in this area is something that virtually every individual and family needs; whether it be deciding how assets should be used for minor children if both parents were to pass away, planning for or dealing with the onset of an illness which makes long-term care necessary for an individual either in a nursing home assisted living or an in-home setting, or helping finalize a loved one’s affairs.

Presented by:  Attorney Charles W. Backs of Beers Mallers Backs & Salin, LLP

Session 2:  10:45 am -12:15 pm

“Sexual Harassment in the work place and Fort Wayne Metro ”

This session discusses who Metro is and what we do as the local Civil Rights Agency.  We will briefly go through our “Metro Process” and what to expect when filing a charge of discrimination with our agency and  what discrimination is.  Nikki will then conduct a sexual harassment training which will also include scenarios as we go through the elements.

Presented by Nikki Quintana, Executive Director of the Fort Wayne Metropolitan Human Rights Commission

Session 3:  1:15 pm - 2:45 pm

“Legal Ethics and Social Media Including Legal Ethics for Paralegals ”

Social media has become a fabric of our society and has made its way into the legal community as well.  The ethical lines of deciding when to use social media and when not to use social media is becoming more and more difficult, especially as social media platforms continue to develop.  This discussion will focus on the benefits and potential ethical pitfalls regarding the use of social media by paralegals.

Presented by Magistrate Michael T. Douglass, Allen Superior Court Family Relations Division

Session 4:  3:00 pm – 4:30 pm


This session is conducted by Judge Robert E. Grant of the Northern District of Indiana Bankruptcy Court, Fort Wayne Division, in conjunction with Law Clerk, Angela Marshall, and Operations Supervisor, Tina Feller.   Topics to be addressed by our bankruptcy professionals include:  in which division to file a bankruptcy case; exemptions; whether to add the state court as a creditor; adversary proceedings; how bankruptcy filings can "spill over" into other non-bankruptcy legal proceedings; what to include on proposed orders; and common mistakes to avoid.  Bring your bankruptcy questions.

Presented by Chief Judge Robert E. GrantNorthern District of Indiana Bankruptcy Court, Angela Marshall Law Clerk to Judge Grant , and Tina Feller Operations Supervisor 





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