It's a big year for the Court of Appeals of Indiana, as the state's intermediate appellate court marks 50 years of being a constitutional court. Indiana Lawyer senior reporter Marilyn Odendahl gives us a brief history of the court, as well as a look inside a new book that sheds light on the lives and personalities of the judges who have presided over the COA. Meanwhile in Indiana's trial courts, access to justice issues continue to plague litigants and court resources. IL reporter Katie Stancombe spoke directly with Hoosier trial court judges about the struggles they're facing and their efforts to ensure justice is truly for all. Plus, IL managing editor Jordan Morey tells us about a new law designed to increase support for victims of violent crimes. Read those stories and more in the May 11-24, 2022, issue of Indiana Lawyer.
HEA 116 has brought some odd opposition. Groups that advocate for paper ballots and verifiable paper trails lobbied against the bill that calls for Indiana touch-screen voting machines to be retrofitted with devices that produce a paper printout. With midterm elections around the corner, be sure to read IL senior reporter Marilyn Odendahl's report. This week's Focus looks at increased spending by in-house counsel for outside help. Also in this issue, IL reporter Katie Stancombe writes about an attorney's goal of running a marathon in all 50 states as well as an Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law professor who taught a class on COVID-19 and the law this spring. For the web exclusive, Adams Superior Judge Sam Conrad is the next Hoosier trial court judge to be featured in our spotlight series focused on the state’s judicial officers in more rural communities. Read those stories and more in the April 27, 2022, issue of Indiana Lawyer.
After eight years at the helm of Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Austen Parrish is stepping down from his post as dean to join the University of California, Irvine School of Law. Indiana Lawyer senior reporter Marilyn Odendahl has a look back at Parrish's time at IU Maurer and the legacy he will leave. Meanwhile, the state of Indiana is one step closer to having a new Supreme Court justice — IL reporter Katie Stancombe has the details from the latest round of candidate interviews. And in this issue's Web Exclusive, IL managing editor Jordan Morey delves into the emerging world of NFTs and what the new digital assets mean for IP law. Read those stories and more in the April 13, 2022, issue of Indiana Lawyer.
The United States Judicial Conference is taking steps to ensure federal judges are mindful of their financial interests when they take on a new case, but do the new regulations go far enough? Indiana Lawyer senior reporter Marilyn Odendahl has that story. Meanwhile, Indiana prosecutors are preparing for a new rape statute designed to address situations where a victim doesn't verbally resist, but both proponents and opponents of the change are unsure about its impact. IL reporter Katie Stancombe has more. And in the Intellectual Property Focus, IL managing editor Jordan Morey takes a look at the "Wild, Wild West" of name, image and likeness regulations among student-athletes. Read those stories and more in the March 30, 2022, issue of Indiana Lawyer.
With the world watching the situation in Ukraine unfold, Hoosier lawyers and judges are remembering a time when our judiciary partnered with courts across the globe. Indiana Lawyer reporter Katie Stancombe has the story on the Indiana-Ukraine judicial partnership. Relatedly, IL managing editor Jordan Morey provides insight into how Hoosier law schools are working the Ukrainian conflict into students' legal education. And in the Employment Law Focus, IL senior reporter Marilyn Odendahl tells us why in-house lawyers are expecting a surge in class action lawsuits against employers. Read those stories and more in the March 16, 2022, issue of Indiana Lawyer.
Should kids in child welfare cases have a right to counsel? Many advocates say yes, but Indiana hasn't mandated it — yet. Indiana Lawyer senior reporter Marilyn Odendahl has the story on how a bill in the Indiana Statehouse, though likely dead, could move the state in that direction. Also from the Statehouse, IL managing editor Jordan Morey takes a look at the legal battles already brewing over a controversial bill targeting transgender student-athletes. And staying in the Statehouse for the Energy & Environment Focus, IL reporter Katie Stancombe takes a look at possible changes to how courts review decisions from environmental regulation agencies. Read those stories and more in the March 2, 2022, issue of Indiana Lawyer.
As the nation waits to hear who President Joe Biden will name as his first U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Indiana legal leaders are anticipating the fulfillment of his promise to nominate the first Black woman to the high court. IL managing editor Jordan Morey and reporter Katie Stancombe spoke with those leaders about their hope for the future of SCOTUS and the judiciary as a whole. Meanwhile, IL senior reporter Marilyn Odendhal has an interview with Greg Gotwald, the new leader of Plews Shadley Racher & Braun who describes his career as a series of right turns. Plus, we've got a new Focus section for you to check out: Diversity in Law. Read all that and more inside the Feb. 16, 2022, issue of Indiana Lawyer.
After years of work, the Indiana Supreme Court has achieved its goal of launching the Odyssey Case Management System in all 92 Indiana counties — IL managing editor Jordan Morey has that story. Also, IL senior reporter Marilyn Odendahl brings us news of an Indiana Legal Services program aimed at helping immigration clients. And in the Litigation Support/Technology Focus section, IL reporter Katie Stancombe tells us about a pilot program designed to streamline the submission of digital evidence. All that and more in the Feb. 2, 2022, issue of Indiana Lawyer.
In this issue of Indiana Lawyer, we've got coverage of the 2022 State of the Judiciary address, the Indiana chief justice's annual report to the Legislature on the conditions of Indiana's courts. IL reporter Katie Stancombe has that story. Also in this issue, IL senior reporter Marilyn Odendahl examines why more Hoosier lawyers aren't running for the Indiana General Assembly. And in a new Focus section all about law firm combinations, Marilyn examines Project Golden Spike, two years after it was launched with the opening of Dentons Bingham Greenebaum. All of that and more in the Jan. 19, 2022, issue of Indiana Lawyer.
Happy New Year, Indiana Lawyer readers! The start of 2022 also means the beginning of a new legislative session. IL senior reporter Marilyn Odendahl wrote about how the number of attorneys in the Statehouse has declined over the years and spoke with current and former lawyers-legislators about how their skills have translated to the General Assembly. Also be sure to read Marilyn's story on how the Southern Indiana District Court is working on a new learning center, and her focus article on how family law attorneys are seeing higher tensions among their clients due to the pandemic. IL reporter Katie Stancombe covered the hot topic of vaccine mandates in this issue and also looked at a study that found women attorneys are still outnumbered in federal appellate courts. Also be sure to read IL managing editor Jordan Morey's story on the Indiana State Bar Association's Leadership Development Academy and its 10th class. Find these stories and much more in the Jan. 5-18 issue of Indiana Lawyer.