MarilynOdendahl

Marilyn Odendahl covers the Indiana General Assembly as well as law schools and bar associations across the state for the Indiana Lawyer. Prior to joining the Indiana Lawyer, she was a reporter for nearly eight years at The Elkhart Truth, in Elkhart, Ind., where she primarily covered business. She holds degrees from Ball State University and the University of Louisville.

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Indiana Tech Law School dean says 5 graduates appealing bar results

September 23, 2016
Five graduates of Indiana Tech Law School have filed appeals with the Indiana Board of Law Examiners to have their bar exams reviewed, according to the law school’s dean Charles Cercone.
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Red Masses scheduled around Indiana

September 21, 2016
Lawyers and judges around Indiana are preparing for Red Mass celebrations in their communities.
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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg entertains, educates Notre Dame audience

September 21, 2016
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg talked about her life and career during a special appearance at Notre Dame Sept 12. During the two-hour event, Judge Ann Claire Williams of the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals moderated the discussion that also included a handful of questions from students.
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‘Making a Murderer’ attorney sees reform taking root

September 21, 2016
Hoosier native Jerry Buting will continue the conversation about reform at the Indiana State Bar Association's annual meeting this month.
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Indiana Tech fails key test: 1 grad passes bar

September 21, 2016
The state’s newest law school has been mum about the dismal results and what’s next for the school and its students.
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Indiana law schools welcome Class of 2019

September 21, 2016
The students in the Class of 2019 who recently began their legal studies at Indiana law schools are, for the most part, very similar to the crop that enrolled one year ago.
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Incoming ISBA president outlines plans to help legal profession adapt to changing marketplace

September 21, 2016
Mitchell Heppenheimer’s agenda for his term at the helm is focusing on ways to help Hoosier lawyers be successful in the shifting landscape. In particular, he plans to launch a campaign to educate people on why they should turn to a lawyer for legal advice and that lawyers can be hired at reasonable prices.
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Indiana senator to introduce bill extending civil filing fee

September 19, 2016
The sunset may be longer in coming for the $1 fee that was tacked onto civil legal filings to help shore up pro bono and legal services programs.
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'Notorious RBG' Ginsburg delights and educates at Notre Dame

September 13, 2016
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman to be appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States and recognized as being a driving force in advancing women’s rights, almost downplayed her importance while speaking at the University of Notre Dame Monday.
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Robel and Fruehwald honored by Barnes & Thornburg

September 8, 2016
At a special gathering Wednesday, attorney Scott Barnhart pointed out the legacy of the late Shirley Shideler – women lawyers are now commonplace in the legal profession.
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