Olivia Covington

Olivia Covington joined the Indiana Lawyer team in September 2016. Prior to coming to Indiana Lawyer, Covington worked as a reporter for The Republic in Columbus, IN, where she specialized in education and local, state and national government reporting for 15 months.

Covington’s work has received honors from both the Hoosier State Press Association and the Indiana Associated Press Media Editors, which each awarded her second and third place awards for her work at The Republic in 2015.

Covington is an Indianapolis native who graduated from Franklin College with degrees in broadcast and news editorial journalism in 2015. While a student at Franklin, she worked for various media outlets in Indianapolis, including WRTV6 News and TheStatehouseFile.com. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in journalism from Ball State University.


Child porn convictions against grandfather affirmed

A man accused of taking pornographic pictures of his granddaughter and adding them to an extensive collection of violent child pornography cannot succeed on his claim of ineffective assistance of counsel because he failed to prove he would not have pleaded guilty had his counsel made him aware of alternative defenses, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday.
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COA finds for bank in construction lien litigation

The Indiana Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of a bank in a legal battle over which lien in a construction project should take priority, with the court determining the bank’s lien was superior to a mechanic’s lien because the bank’s mortgage on the project secured its loan of funds to the construction project.
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Immigration attorneys weigh varying options for DACA clients

As the country waits to learn what, if any, legislative deal might be struck in order to preserve the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in light of President Donald Trump’s decision to rescind it, immigration law attorneys say they are looking for ways to advise their clients on how to plan for their futures.
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