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OCT. 17-30, 2018

At least six Indiana colleges and universities are facing lawsuits from students who were accused of sexual misconduct. The suits claim the schools' processes were unfair or biased against the accused. Lawyers might soon be required to take continuing legal education courses on diversity and inclusion and mental health and substance abuse — recommendations approved by the Indiana State Bar Association House of Delegates after spirited debate. Judges and lawyers say the political nature of the hearings confirming Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States were not what the Framers intended.

 

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Judges, lawyers bemoan political nature of Kavanaugh hearings

Ask any constitutional scholar whether the process of confirming Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court played out as was constitutionally intended, and the answer will likely be “no.” Federal judges and practicing lawyers agree: regardless of your politics, the animosity that exploded in the Senate over the last month was not what the Framers had in mind.
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Retzner: Estate planning for the newly “adult” children

Very few people consider the legal needs of their now-“adult” son or daughter. Absent a power of attorney or other delegation of authority, however, you may not be able to act on your child’s behalf with respect to his or her health care or financial affairs if he or she becomes incapacitated, or just needs assistance.
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Rosio: Levels of business valuation and unique situations

Understanding the conclusions reached in a business valuation report requires a basic knowledge of the economic theory underpinning the generally accepted valuation approaches. Familiarity with the concept of levels of value will also aid in understanding the conclusions reached by a BV professional.
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Disciplinary Actions

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Bar Associations

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IndyBar: IoT — Connected to the Internet and the Courts

Our devices are tracking us, and the data they collect is making its way into the courtroom. Discovery and smart technology was the topic of “The Connected World: A Lawyer’s Guide to the Internet of Things,” the latest CLE from the E-Discovery, Information Governance & Cybersecurity Section of the Indianapolis Bar Association.
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IndyBar: Frontlines

The Indianapolis Bar Foundation is excited to announce its first annual Day of Giving on October 24, 2018! Please join your fellow judges, lawyers, paralegals and friends in the legal community to help us meet our fundraising goal of $50,000.
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DTCI: Handling Depositions Like A Pro

It’s no secret that depositions can make or break your defense. A discovery deposition is generally your one and only chance to learn what a witness knows and what they might say at trial. Failing to take advantage of this tool can lead to big consequences down the road, whether at trial or in a dispositive or other motion.
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