In This Issue of Indiana Lawyer

APRIL 28-MAY 11, 2021

Less than a month after the deadliest mass shooting in Indianapolis history, questions are still being raised about whether Indiana's red flag law could have stopped the shooter from purchasing the two assault-style rifles he used at the FedEx Ground facility on the city's southwest side. Meanwhile, Kids' Voice of Indiana is preparing to take over as the GAL/CASA provider in the Marion County Courts after negotiations with Child Advocates ended unsuccessfully. Plus, meet the Evansville attorney who doubles as the leader of a women's wellness website.

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Red flags on Indiana’s red flag law

A mass shooting at an Indianapolis FedEx Ground facility earlier this month that killed eight employees and wounded five raised questions about whether more could have been done under Indiana’s red flag law to prevent the gunman from obtaining additional weapons after he had a firearm removed from his possession just over a year before.

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Last-minute Statehouse gun reform efforts fail

With the Republicans having a supermajority, the Legislature has been consistent in passing bills that weaken restrictions on firearms. Legislation that Moms Demand Action and other organizations consider common sense, such as universal background checks and safe storage, face an uphill battle in the Indiana Statehouse.

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Laurin: Viewing mediation success from both sides of the equation

I have represented clients in numerous mediations for the past 25 years. In the last five years, while continuing to represent clients in mediations, I have had the opportunity to view the process from the other side as a private mediator. Based on this “dual role,” here are a few expectations that I believe the parties should have for each other in a mediation.

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JLAP: Bar application changes promote mental health

When speaking to students at law schools, we repeatedly emphasize that they should never avoid counseling or treatment because they fear it would prevent their admission to the bar. To the contrary, the willingness to seek mental treatment demonstrates that an applicant has the maturity to do the right thing when confronting life’s daily challenges.

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