Justices amend appellate, small claims rules

The Indiana Supreme Court has issued several orders amending rules of the court. Among them is a change that requires any appellate party to seek court permission to amend a filed appendix, and allows trusts and trustees to represent claims of less than $1,500 without counsel in small claims cases.
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Evansville Bar Foundation awards grants

Ten agencies in Vanderburgh County will be sharing more than $26,000 in grants offered by the Evansville Bar Association and The John L. Sanders Memorial Evansville Bar Foundation to support a variety of local legal-oriented efforts including a medical-legal-partnership program, a child abuse prevention program, and teen court.
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Mental health, diversity may become required CLE

Lawyers soon could be required to earn continuing legal education credits in diversity and inclusion and mental health and wellness under a proposal the Indiana State Bar Association House of Delegates will consider next month. It’s one of two resolutions delegates will consider.
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13 apply for Lake County judicial vacancy

The process for filling the vacancy in the Lake Superior Court has begun with 13 individuals submitting applications and the first round of interviews scheduled for next week. The vacancy was created when Elizabeth Tavitas was appointed to the Indiana Court of Appeals in July.
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