Only one week remains to submit nominations for Indiana Lawyer’s Leadership in Law Awards. Entries for the 2019 Up and Coming Lawyer and Distinguished Barrister awards will be accepted until noon Friday, Jan. 25.
With the federal government shutdown coming to the end of its fourth week, the American Bar Association is offering free continuing legal education programs to attorneys and others impacted as a result. Titled “ABA Cares 2019,” the national association is offering five free CLE programs to all lawyers and other professionals affected by the shutdown.
An Indiana attorney wanted on several charges of mail fraud against elderly victims he allegedly exploited as part of an investment scheme has been arrested after federal authorities found him in Florida, according to the FBI.
For the first time, four women judges have been elected to serve on the executive committee of the Marion Superior Court. The committee is responsible for operation and conduct of the Indianapolis courts and serves as the policymaking body for them.
With the partial shutdown of the federal government the longest in history, the federal judiciary announced its cost-cutting measures have given it enough funding to remain in session at least until Jan. 25.
Former Indiana Congressman Luke Messer has joined Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting as a principal in Washington, D.C., where he will advise businesses and other entities across the nation on federal regulatory and policy developments.
Northern Indiana District Court Magistrate Judge Paul Cherry has retired, ending a career that included six years as DeKalb County prosecutor and 15-plus years on the federal bench. Cherry, who began his tenure as magistrate judge on Oct. 1, 2003, retired Dec. 31, 2018.
Stanford University law professor G. Marcus Cole has been tapped to become the next dean of the University of Notre Dame Law School. He will succeed Nell Jessup Newton, who is stepping down July 1 after leading the law school for 10 years.