AUG. 4-17, 2010
Top StoriesBack to Top
Clear and concise court rulings are what judges hope can be produced, so that lawyers and lower courts can have guidance on
how to address a particular legal issue. But that doesn’t always happen.
The governor must choose among two judges, one appellate attorney for next justice.Read More
Twenty-five years ago, choosing an Indiana Supreme Court justice was confidential.Read More
An annual highlight for participants, mentors, and organizers, the summer institutes for Project Citizen and We The People have once again actively prepared teachers to present civics lessons so students can understand and become responsible citizens.Read More
FocusBack to Top
As the prices for homes continue to drop as foreclosures and abandoned properties continue to pop up in virtually every neighborhood,
there may be a few people considering whether these homes could make for good investments either as properties to fix and
sell or to buy and repair for a rental property.
OpinionBack to Top
Casting a ballot in an election ought to be a simple thing for a citizen to do. But there are those who would make it as difficult
as possible for some to exercise their franchise.
The Judicial Administration Committee of the Judicial Conference of Indiana began conducting research on jury reform in 1997.
At approximately the same time, the Indiana Supreme Court organized citizens, attorneys, and judges to form the Citizens Commission
for the Future of Indiana Courts.
In BriefBack to Top
A Greensburg woman – who said she was wrongfully convicted 14 years ago of an arson that killed her son – has lost her latest bid for a new trial and is now taking her case to the Indiana Court of Appeals.Read More
A years-long court battle over millions of dollars in East Chicago casino revenue remains alive after a Marion County judge
vacated an earlier dismissal of the civil suit and blocked the release of $8 million in disputed funds that had been part
of a settlement.
A federal government office has cleared two Dearborn County officials who’d been accused by the former county attorney
of violating federal law that restricts political activity for those involved with federally funded programs.
A Franklin County mother is suing the Indiana High School Athletic Association and multiple school districts claiming discrimination
against the girl’s basketball team based on when the girls play their games.
Special SBack to Top
Attorney Bob Beasley has represented Garfield-creator and Hoosier Jim Davis since the early 1980s.Read More
Bar AssociationsBack to Top
The Indiana State Bar Association is seeking nominations for several awards.Read More
Have you ever considered what it would be like to stand aboard an aircraft carrier? Have you ever wanted to meet and learn
from a Navy Seal who survived on his own behind enemy lines in Afghanistan?
From what started as a 30-member group in 1878 to what is now a growing association with nearly 5,000 members, the IBA has come a long way since well before we became members.Read More
Twenty years ago the United States took a giant leap forward in providing access for all persons regardless of ability with
passage of The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Marion Superior Court Judge Michael Keele recently moved from civil court 12 to civil court 7 prompting a discussion about
assignment of zoning and substantive civil environmental cases.
Time spent on the phone with a prospective client is time well spent when that prospective client becomes a paying one.Read More
The Indianapolis Bar Association’s ADR Section and the Bar’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono jointly hosted their first annual Mediation Day on August 3, 2010 at Baker & Daniels downtown Indianapolis office.Read More
A survey recently released by law firm management consulting company Altman Weil reports a clear consensus emerging among US law firms on changes in the profession.Read More
The days of being chained to a desk truly are ending for most lawyers.Read More
Your Indianapolis Bar Foundation is seeking energetic leaders interested in helping to guide this dynamic fundraising board
At this week’s American Bar Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco, the Indianapolis Bar Association will be well-represented
as several bar members and staff will be participating in leadership positions.