In This Issue of Indiana Lawyer

APRIL 29-MAY 12, 2020

With courthouses across Indiana virtually empty, courts are turning to technology to keep dockets moving and planning for the future amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Law firms big and small have pivoted amid the pandemic, putting emphasis on keeping clients informed about coronavirus issues. And Indiana Lawyer is proud to introduce our 2020 Leadership in Law honorees.

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Law firms pivot to keep clients informed about COVID-19 issues

Law firms have been pivoting to marshal the resources needed to answer the questions clients and nonclients have about the coronavirus emergency through websites, emails, podcasts, webinars and more. The topics covered range from government initiatives such as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act and the Federal Reserve’s business loan program to unemployment benefits, force majeure clauses and cybersecurity.

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Hussmann: What to do if someone shrugs off mediation?

What is a mediator to do when faced with the dilemma of a key witness who refuses to show up to a court-ordered mediation? I am asking which course lawyers thing the mediator should take — or if there is another under such circumstances.

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Osterday: So God made a millennial, and not a minute too late

Admittedly, we millennials are a bit coddled. But what preceding generations — and especially the legal profession — fail to appreciate is a millennial’s we-can-do-this-better attitude, particularly where technology is concerned. And arguably, that attitude should win the day right now.

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Letter to the editor: Statewide vote by mail needed

While all voters in the state are eligible to vote by mail in the upcoming primary election, if you live outside of Marion County, you are left to fend for yourself. Lack of leadership on the part of Secretary of State Connie Lawson means that not all voters will have the same opportunity to vote.

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Disciplinary Actions

Read who has been reinstated, resigned or suspended from the practice of law in the most recent reporting period.

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IndyBar Free Fridays From Home — Free CLE Online and Tips for Taking Your Own Headshot

During this challenging time, the IndyBar is dedicated to making many of our services, resources and tools available to members online so that you can keep thriving in your practice, even from home! While IndyBarHQ is closed, we’re excited to continue offering monthly free CLE as a part of the Free Fridays initiative, which you can access during April and May from the comfort of your own home!

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DTCI: Marital Privilege — A State Law Refresher

Marital privilege exists at the state and federal level, although the rules and law governing it differ by forum. The privilege aims to foster marital health and harmony, freeing spouses to communicate without concern that their intimate communications could be used against them.

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