AUG. 18-31, 2010
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While some things are new this year at the Indiana State Fair, one that most fairgoers will likely not even notice is the
recently enhanced partnership between the state attorney general’s office and the state fair.
In her 15 years on both the state and federal benches, Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson has had only one time when she’s feared for her safety inside her courtroom.Read More
While many people might take it for granted that accessibility for all people is now commonplace and that it is illegal to
discriminate against an employee based on a disability, the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed only 20 years ago.
When comparing his past two jobs, Judge Thomas G. Fisher admits that he finds stories from his prosecutor days more interesting
than those in the past quarter century when he’s presided over the state’s appellate tax court.
What happens in Indiana regarding illegal immigration, same-sex marriage, and health-care reform may hinge on what happens
with litigation playing out in the nation’s appellate courts.
Marion County has a new judge, and that’s created the latest round of musical chairs for the Superior Court and prosecutor’s
As a way to help judges and parties in paternity court in Marion County, an Indianapolis law firm recently offered conference
rooms and support staff for a day of pro bono mediation in its offices, something firm members say they hope other law firms
will consider if they have the available space.
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Bricks and mortar aren’t what the practice of law is about for attorney Brian Powers. So, he does without them in the
As social media is becoming more accepted as a way for professionals to network and promote business, some attorneys are slowly getting their feet wet, while others have decided to dive in head first.Read More
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A few days after then-U.S. District Court Judge David Hamilton ruled in late 2005 in Anthony Hinrichs, et al. v. Brian Bosma, et al., that sectarian prayer could not be used to open legislative sessions, we received a phone call from someone who wanted the judge’s e-mail address and contact information. We declined to give that information.Read More
For 2010, the Supreme Court approved a package of amendments in late April that will amend several appellate rules, bankruptcy rules, criminal rules, civil rules, and an evidence rule.Read More
Remember folks, the premise behind this article is not merely to make eatery suggestions, it is also to encourage a bit of
leisure over the lunch hour with your colleague, mentor/mentee, opposing counsel, or a friend.
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U.S. District Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson takes her official oath.Read More
Attorney volunteers are needed for free borrower outreach programs around Indiana hosted by the Indiana Foreclosure Prevention
Network Sept. 1.
The “Say What?! Seminars” are coming to locations throughout the state to help those in the legal profession learn about Indiana’s new, “plain English” civil jury instructions.Read More
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed denial of summary judgment in favor of a police officer in a diabetic man’s
claims that the officer used excessive force and injured him while removing him from a car after a diabetic episode.
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld Robert Cantrell’s 78-month sentence for various convictions, including using
his position in public office for kickbacks.
A southern Indiana judge has decided not to change the venue of a former state trooper’s third murder trial, and instead
will bring in jurors from outside the region to consider charges in a case that has twice been overturned on appeal.
Lilia G. Judson, executive director of Indiana Supreme Court Division of State Court Administration, has two new leadership roles involving the National Center for State Courts.Read More
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Following a car accident in early June, a St. Joseph County deputy prosecutor’s life was dramatically changed.Read More
Bryce Bennett Jr. feels compelled to reminisce and record some of the law office history and evolution that he has witnessed during his career and to note the blinding speed with which technology has overtaken our professional lives.Read More
DTCI is seeking ideas and authors for articles for Volume 7, No. 2 of the Indiana Civil Litigation Review.Read More
Call the DTCI offices and let the DTCI help you become a more effective defense attorney!Read More
Pro Bono: for the public good. As lawyers, we know this as legal work undertaken free of charge.Read More
A plan calls for the creation of a new political action committee to receive and distribute voluntary contributions to judicial
candidates for the Marion County Circuit and Superior Courts.
Competition for solo practitioners and law firm associates is only getting tougher each month as more lawyers lose their jobs.Read More
Those practicing in the Marion County Criminal Courts have long sought revision to the jury questionnaire to improve the
effectiveness of juror selection and to improve the efficiency of the process. A movement is now underway to undertake those
Changes in Marion Superior Court Bench Assignments Judge Barbara Crawford recently began service as the newest judge on the
Marion Superior Court.