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including - Ethics: 1.00
This course has been approved by the Indiana Supreme Court Office of Admissions & Continuing Education. Participating attorneys are eligible to receive up to 6.0 hours of distance education, which includes 1.0 hour of ethics. Newly admitted attorneys may receive up to 6.0 hours of new attorney CLE. No more than 18.0 hours of distance education CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period, and there is no carry over of excess distance education hours.
EDWARD P. BENCHIK is a partner with Shedlak & Benchik Law Firm, LLP, where he practices civil litigation, bankruptcy, transactional law, and trusts and estates. Mr. Benchik received his B.A. degree, with honors, from the University of Notre Dame and his J.D. degree from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. (South Bend location)
LINDA L. CHEZEM serves of counsel at Foley Peden & Wisco, P.A. She was consecutively appointed to the Lawrence County Court, the Lawrence County Circuit Court, and the Indiana Court of Appeals for a total of 22 years of service. Ms. Chezem is a professor emerita at Purdue University’s School of Agriculture. She presently holds an adjunct appointment at Indiana University’s School of Medicine. Ms. Chezem works on federal, state and local policy on agriculture, alcohol, and related rural health issues. She has been particularly interested in agricultural law and rural communities. Ms. Chezem earned her B.S. degree from Indiana State University and her J.D. degree from Indiana University School of Law. (Indianapolis and South Bend locations)
LORI M. CRAIG is an attorney at the historic firm of Foley Peden & Wisco, P.A., in the heart of Martinsville, Indiana, and is committed to ensuring that her clients have effective counsel when it comes to making financial and health care decisions for themselves and their families. She is admitted to practice in the state of Indiana and in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana (which includes Indianapolis). Ms. Craig is a member of the Indianapolis Bar Association, the Indiana State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. She frequently serves adults and children as a guardian ad litem and is a member of the Indiana State Guardianship Association. Ms. Craig graduated, cum laude, from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. In addition to her J.D. degree, she completed the requirements for health law certification, which includes elder law. (Fort Wayne location)
ANTHONY O. CROWELL is an attorney with the law firm of Gordon & Associates P.C. His practice focuses on entity selection and formation, commercial law, business transactions, contracts, business acquisitions and sales, creditors' rights, commercial litigation, agricultural law, and real estate matters. Mr. Crowell is a member of the Commercial Law League of America, American Bankruptcy Institute, Wells County Bar Association, Allen County Bar Association and the Indiana State Bar Association (past chair, Agricultural Law Association and council member, Business Law Section - council member). He received his B.A. degree from Indiana University and his J.D. degree from Indiana University McKinney School of Law. Mr. Crowell has previously lectured on agricultural leasing, drainage and other landowner issues for the Indiana Farm Bureau and other professional groups. (Fort Wayne and South Bend locations)
J. BRYAN NUGEN is an attorney with a private practice located in Auburn, DeKalb County, Indiana. Mr. Nugen is licensed to practice law in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Florida, with clients in all four states. He is also licensed to practice before both the Indiana Northern District and Southern District Federal courts. Mr. Nugen is a registered mediator in the state of Indiana. He graduated from Indiana University with a B.A. degree in psychology. After graduation, he attended Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, where he earned his J.D. degree. Mr. Nugen is also the founder and owner of TrueCare. TrueCare is a personal services agency, licensed with the Indiana Department of Health, which services senior clients within five North East Indiana counties. (Fort Wayne location)
ANN M. O'HARA is the principal of the Law Firm of Ann M. O'Hara, P.C. She currently practices in the areas of employee benefits, estate planning and probate, and trust administration. Ms. O'Hara served as an adjunct professor in individual federal taxation at the Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, and has lectured on federal estate and gift taxes issues. While completing her law degree, Ms. O’Hara was a tax analyst for the Indiana Inheritance Tax Division of the Indiana Department of Revenue, and also served as director of the Corporations Division of the Indiana Secretary of State's Office. She earned her B.S. degree in finance, summa cum laude, from St. Joseph's College and her J.D. degree from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. (Indianapolis location)
MIRANDA R. RICHARD is a partner attorney at Dillman Law Group, where she leads the firm’s Medicaid team and handles asset and income analysis for Medicaid pre-planning and crisis cases, Medicaid applications, and Medicaid appeal hearings. She also handles other matters within the firm as needed. Ms. Richard assesses clients for traditional nursing home Medicaid, Medicaid waiver, and the PACE program. She has attended many FSSA administrative hearings and argued a wide variety of subjects for her clients. Before becoming a member of Dillman Law Group, Ms. Richard was a deputy prosecutor in Hendricks County where she gained litigation experience, which lends itself to both Medicaid application presentations and the appeal process. She remains constantly mindful of securing a thorough and powerful record during the case in chief in preparation for any needed future appeals. Ms. Richard earned her B.S. degree from Indiana University and her J.D. degree from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. (Indianapolis location)
JOHN J. SCHWARZ II is a sole practitioner with the Schwarz Law Office, PC, with offices in Hudson and Royal Center. Mr. Schwarz focuses his practice on helping farmers in Indiana and the surrounding areas ensure their business, their legacy, and their family are secured. He practices in the areas of estate planning, farm and grain contracts, agriculture law, and issues pertaining to USDA-FSA programs and eligibility. Mr. Schwarz was a farmer himself, which means that he has experienced first-hand and understands the problems that show themselves working in agriculture. He received his B.S. degree from Tri-State University and his J.D. degree from Indiana University. (Fort Wayne location)