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FEB. 6-19, 2019

More than 46 years after the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision, the divide over abortion rights remains as wide as ever, as demonstrated by dueling rallies at the Indiana Statehouse. As a consequence of the recent federal government shutdown, a backlog of immigration cases only worsened, leaving cases unresolved, hearings missed and clients uncertain. For the first time, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals turned on cameras during oral arguments, capturing video in case involving Purdue University.

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Creation of agency settlement fund rankles Indiana AG

Indiana’s attorneys general have long participated in and even led multistate settlement work, but statutory language quietly slipped into the biennial budget during the 2017 legislative session has changed where the state’s portion of the money goes. And Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill’s office says the switch has curtailed the investigations it can now pursue.


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Mills: AI’s impact, from driverless cars to lawyerless law firms

For decades, lawyers had a false sense of security that they were safe from technological automation because their work involved complex decision-making and creative problem-solving that a computer algorithm could never match. However, technology runs in a single direction toward improvement.
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Bar Associations

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IndyBar: We Can Make It Happen

I am truly honored to serve as your 141st president. I have been an IndyBar member since 1982, and I have seen firsthand how our bar has had a positive impact in the lives of so many lawyers and non-lawyers. I’m excited and energized for 2019, and I hope you are, too.
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DTCI: Questions Remain as 20th Anniversary of Sword Approaches

As the twentieth anniversary of Sword v. NKC Hospitals, Inc., et al. approaches, questions remain. What qualifies as meaningful notice? What are the best steps a hospital or health care entity should take to limit their liability? Will Sword apply to health care providers outside the traditional hospital setting?


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