In This Issue

SEPT. 21-OCT. 4, 2016
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Incoming Indiana State Bar Association President Mitchell Heppenheimer plans to help the legal profession adapt to changes in the marketplace created by technology. Indiana Tech Law School has been mum one what's next for the school after disappointing July bar exam results. Public and private land rights over the Lake Michigan shore clash before the Court of Appeals.

Top Stories

‘Making a Murderer’ attorney sees reform taking root

Hoosier native Jerry Buting will continue the conversation about reform at the Indiana State Bar Association's annual meeting this month.

Judges blister Pence’s position, solicitor general in Syrian refugee case

Near the conclusion of more than 50 sometimes shouted questions and incredulous interruptions of Indiana Solicitor General Thomas Fisher on Wednesday, exasperated 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Richard Posner said to him, “Honestly. You are so out of it.”

Notre Dame police want records secret, ESPN lawyer argues

Case pits arguments for strict statutory interpretation against a determination based on public policy.

Tweeting reporters allowed in court?

Members of the media and judges are working together to develop standards for journalists who want to cover court proceedings to protect defendants and allow transparency.

Lake Michigan private, public land rights clash before COA

Long Beach, Indiana, is at the center of a landmark dispute between public access and private property rights to the Indiana shore of Lake Michigan.

Indiana Tech fails key test: 1 grad passes bar

The state’s newest law school has been mum about the dismal results and what’s next for the school and its students.

Putting renowned criminal defense lawyer Voyles on hot seat pays off for legal aid

Jim Voyles, the criminal defense attorney best known for representing a who’s who of famous clients thought ILAS board member and Frost Brown Todd LLC partner Tom Davis was making a sucker’s bet when he asked Voyles be the guest of honor at a fundraising roast marking ILAS’s 75th anniversary.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg entertains, educates Notre Dame audience

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.


Incoming ISBA president outlines plans to help legal profession adapt to changing marketplace

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.

Indiana Kids’ Election seeks legal volunteers for schools

Through the Indiana Kids’ Election Speakers’ Bureau, hundreds of attorneys, judges, paralegals and law students from across the state have volunteered to teach elementary, middle and high school students about the election process, and there are still spots open for other interested legal professionals.

Riley: The Indiana State Bar Association Future’s Committee

ISBA President Carol Adinamis appointed the Future of the Provision of Legal Services Committee to examine challenges to the profession from legal document and service providers and advances in technology. Here are the four recommendations of the committee.


Start Page: The appeal of the newest Apple iPhone? The core

This article will provide a brief overview of the new features available on the iPhone 7 to help you determine if it’s time to upgrade.

Federal Bar Update: Show up and pay attention to court matters

In the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana, from time to time the federal bench has found it necessary to comment on deficient practitioner performance. A recent example also serves as a reminder of some basic principles in this age of phone conferences.

Hammerle on…'The Light Between Oceans,' 'Sully'

Bob Hammerle recommends "The Light Between Oceans," but will never watch it again.

Young: Remembering US Probation Officer Tom Gahl

Sept. 22, 2016, marks the 30th anniversary of the most tragic day in the history of the Southern District of Indiana: the murder of United States Probation Officer Thomas E. Gahl.

In Brief

Ex-Krieg DeVault attorneys sue over pay, alleged partner write-offs

Three partners who left Krieg DeVault LLP last year have sued their former firm over compensation. They claim they were shortchanged when they departed the firm and made to pay for other partners whose capital accounts with negative balances were written off.

Indiana law schools welcome Class of 2019

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.

Special Sections

Indiana Court Decisions - Aug. 30 – Sept. 13, 2016

Read recent appellate decisions.

Disciplinary Actions

Disciplinary Actions - 9/21/16

Read who was recently disbarred.

Bar Associations

DTCI: Business associate classification and HIPAA liability for lawyers

Jarrod Malone writes about the impact of the business associate classification on lawyers and law firms.

DTCI: North Central Region Trial Academy

Need to enhance your skills as a litigator? Searching for a good trial advocacy seminar? If so, be sure to register today for the 2016 North Central Region Trial Academy!

DTCI: Women in the Law Division

An Interview With Chief Justice Loretta Rush

DTCI: Trifecta!

Insurance Coverage - Judges' Roundtable - Beer Tasting

IndyBar: Additional Appointments Made for 2017 IndyBar Board of Directors

The slate for the 2017 Indianapolis Bar Association Board of Directors is now complete with the appointment of four Vice Presidents and the Counsel to the Board by President-Elect Nissa Ricafort of Broyles Kight & Ricafort PC

IndyBar: Chief Justice Loretta Rush Named 2016 Antoinette Dakin Leach Award Recipient

The spirit of Antoinette Dakin Leach lives on through each award winner and this year’s recipient, Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush, is no exception. Chief Justice Rush has forged a career from numerous groundbreaking accomplishments.<

IndyBar: Join the Indianapolis Bar Foundation for an Evening Under the Stars on October 14

This annual event helps to ensure that the IBF can continue to provide access to justice for many of our Hoosier neighbors that might not otherwise have access to a lawyer.

IndyBar: IndyBar to Launch New Section in 2017

Exciting things are happening at the IndyBar! A new section—the E-Discovery, Information Governance & Cyber Security Section—is coming in 2017.

IndyBar: Learn the E-Filing Ropes at the IndyBar

E-Filing: it’s here to stay in Indiana. Though the new system is designed to simplify the process for all users of the court system, making the change to e-filing means big changes for local lawyers.

IndyBar: Help Us Honor Excellence: Nominations Now Open for IndyBar Recognition Awards

This fall, IndyBar members will be honored for their contributions to our legal community.
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