In This Issue of Indiana Lawyer

APRIL 13-26, 2022

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.

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Work in progress: Juvenile justice mental health, safety concerns addressed in new law

Concerns about the safety and well-being of Hoosier youth housed in juvenile justice facilities across the state have drawn attention from the U.S. Department of Justice on multiple occasions. Action was taken to remedy those concerns, but the root of the problem facing Indiana’s juvenile justice system is still wound in a tangled mess that lawmakers and juvenile advocates are trying to unravel.

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Indiana law students learn etiquette do’s and don’ts

While studying and test-taking often create stress, a new program is aimed at helping alleviate some of the anxieties Indiana law students may feel in the social realm of the legal profession. The Indiana State Bar Association recently teamed up with Notre Dame Law School, Indiana University Maurer School of Law and IU McKinney School of Law to put on etiquette dinners for students.

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Under the spotlight: IN Supreme Court candidates face myriad of legal, personal questions

The Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission didn’t shy away from big topics during the second round of Indiana Supreme Court interviews on April 5, prodding to see where candidates would land on questions ranging from underrepresentation on the bench to influences of personal bias in judicial philosophy to how much consideration judges should give the legislative branch.

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IndyBar: Indiana Disability Rights Named 2022 Community Empowerment Fund Grant Recipient

Advanced directives are essential tools for ensuring one’s wishes for medical and end-of-life treatment are known. Unfortunately, people with intellectual or developmental disabilities are often overlooked in discussions surrounding advanced directives. Thanks to a $35,000 grant from the Indianapolis Bar Foundation, a new program from Indiana Disability Rights will empower these individuals to make their important end-of-life choices known.

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