Like many states, Indiana has a problem — mountains of untested rape exam kits in local law enforcement agencies that contain DNA evidence potentially identifying sex offenders. Indiana’s backlog of untested kits is certainly in the thousands. Victim advocates say the question is, how many thousands?
Whether by a fire, power outage, computer virus or large-scale natural disaster such as a tornado, hurricane or blizzard, law offices are at risk of having their practices disrupted by the unexpected. Experts say it's crucial law firms and legal organizations have a plan that prepares for the worst.
It’s been 25 years since former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson was convicted of rape in an Indianapolis court, but the legal professionals who were involved in the case can still recall it well.
John Proffitt’s colleagues have found him to be an important part of the legal profession, exemplifying not only the highest standards and ethics but also being active outside the practice of law to help the larger community.
Indiana’s rule barring horses purchased in claiming races from racing outside the state for 60 days was struck down by a federal judge Wednesday as an impermissible restriction of interstate commerce. The judgment may impact similar rules in other states.
A federal judge in Indianapolis must vacate two men’s convictions and sentences on charges of conspiracy to distribute child pornography and to sexually exploit a child after the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals determined those convictions should have been merged with a child-exploitation enterprise conviction.
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has settled a dispute between two competing companies previously owned by the same man, finding the former owner did not breach the noncompete clause by providing assistance to one of the companies.
The second-busiest federal district court in the nation soon will get some relief from magistrate judges from other district courts in the 7th Circuit. The Southern District of Indiana’s ongoing judicial emergency has been compounded by the death of Magistrate Judge Denise K. LaRue.
There is still time to sign up to join the IndyBar’s Professionalism Committee with our inaugural IndyBar Service Day in conjunction with Indy Do Day. The event will run from 8 a.m. until noon on Friday, September 29.
With help from the Indianapolis Bar Foundation (IBF), local non-profit Kids’ Voice of Indiana will bring free legal assistance into the community to directly assist these families through a new Community Mobile Law Program, funded through the IBF’s 2017 Impact Fund Grant.