In This Issue of Indiana Lawyer

AUG. 17-30, 2022

Like many employers, legal aid organizations are struggling to fill open attorney positions. Why? IL senior reporter Marilyn Odendahl dives into the reasons. Meanwhile, with the special legislative session now over, Indiana will have a new abortion law effective Sept. 15. But the law isn't straightforward, attorneys say — Marilyn and IL managing editor Jordan Morey have tag-team coverage of the lingering confusion over the legislation. And in this issue's Web Exclusive, IL reporter Katie Stancombe dives into the lingering issues — or lack thereof — surrounding workplace COVID-19 vaccine mandates. For those stories and more, pick up the Aug. 17-30, 2022, issue of Indiana Lawyer.

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‘I’m really happy that I’m not an in-house counsel’: Lifted injunctions alter IN abortion laws even as Legislature passes ban

In the weeks leading up to the Indiana General Assembly’s special legislative session — as well as during the time lawmakers were in their Statehouse chambers drafting a new bill — Indiana’s abortion laws changed. Not in the sense of new legislation, but in the reality that old laws on the books could be enforced after years-old injunctions blocking them in federal courts were lifted.

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Interim IU Maurer dean Ochoa takes reins of law school

While it’s true the position isn’t permanent, an interim dean isn’t just a placeholder. The interim dean is, in fact, the dean of the law school, taking on the authority of the most influential leadership position at the school. Such is the current case at Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomington.

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Kilies and Simonton: Employee protections after Bostock

Employers likely remember Bostock v. Clayton County, the landmark decision where the Supreme Court of the United States extended Title VII’s “because of sex” protections to sexual orientation and transgender status. In that case, the Supreme Court made clear that it is unlawful under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act for employers to terminate employees for being gay or transgender but left open some questions.

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