In This Issue of Indiana Lawyer

APRIL 27 – MAY 10, 2011

Meet the attorneys who decided they'd rather bike to work instead of driving. Green construction poses its own legal risks. This issue kicks off an in-depth look at the death penalty in Indiana.

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Prosecutors: money doesn’t trump other factors when considering death penalty

At a time when capital punishment requests are down and some state officials are questioning the cost and overall effectiveness of seeking a death sentence, the issue of what it’s worth to go after this ultimate punishment is getting more scrutiny in Indiana and nationwide. Read more in Indiana Lawyer's in-depth look at the death penalty and the cost of justice.

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Legally preserving history

Real estate, property negligence, and zoning laws are often utilized to preserve, restore, or protect sites having historic significance.

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Technology Untangled: Use caution with PC speed-up software

It seems like just about everyone feels like their PC is running slowly, or it is slowing down compared to when it was new. It doesn’t really matter how fast your newest PC is, the desire for faster and smoother operation is a common thread of complaint. Software vendors are well aware of this.

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Law School Briefs – 4/27/11

Indiana University Maurer School of Law inducts fellows; Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis professor named Loyola law dean; Notre Dame Law school searches for director.

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Allen Superior Court seeks magistrate judge

The Allen Superior Court Criminal Division is accepting applications for the magistrate judge position that will open up after Magistrate Judge Robert J. Schmoll retires. Magistrate Schmoll was appointed to the bench in January 1995.

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DTCI: Pennell receives ADTA President’s Award

Stephen R. Pennell, former president of DTCI and partner in the Lafayette firm of Stuart & Branigin, received the President’s Award for Outstanding Service to the ADTA at the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys’ annual meeting in Hawaii.

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Hebenstreit: Bench Bar – Let’s Get Acquainted

Hopefully, you have seen the promotional material about the Bench Bar conference coming up June 16 to 18 in French Lick. What started about 20 years ago as a noble experiment has morphed into a first class educational event.

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IBA: Judges to Co-Chair Diversity Initiative

U.S. District Court Judge Tanya Walton Pratt and Indiana Supreme Court Justice Frank Sullivan were recently appointed to co-chair an Indianapolis Bar Association task force to address diversity within the Indianapolis legal community.

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IBA: Ask a Lawyer

The Indianapolis Bar Association’s Ask a Lawyer program, held Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at libraries across Marion county, provided over 440 members of the public with free face-to-face legal advice from certified attorneys who generously volunteered their time.

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