In This Issue of Indiana Lawyer

AUG. 5-18, 2020

At 38, the new managing partner of Dentons Bingham Greenebaum’s Indianapolis office is taking charge at a challenging time, finding that “nimble” is her favorite word of late. Indiana’s new pretrial risk assessment tools is showing some initial success, new studies show. And a trio of northern Indiana judges have a honey of a hobby that keeps them busy as beekeepers.

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Resumed federal executions further divide country

The deaths of Daniel Lewis Lee, Wesley Ira Purkey and Dustin Honken roused the anger of civil liberties lawyers, who say the executions were carried out in a rushed and even unlawful manner. The overarching question in public discussion has been “why” — why did Attorney General William Barr make the executions a priority? And why were they carried out while the country was dealing with a pandemic, racial unrest and a looming election?

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A brave new chapter: AI tackles legal writing

A well-written opinion or brief can change the course of legal thought, but while other parts of the practice of law have been upended by technology, the physical act of writing remains pretty much a job done by humans. However, new artificial intelligence software appears poised to rewrite the definition of writing.

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Craig and Rulon: Technology keeps wheels of justice turning through COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged and changed how lawyers do business. Although law firms were considered essential businesses by Indiana’s stay-at-home orders, most lawyers responsibly transitioned their practices to remote working arrangements. This article focuses on how litigators used — and continue to use — technology to meet client needs and court deadlines.

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DTCI: A few estate planning strategies for peace of mind

Most people don’t want to think of their own mortality or the possibility that they may become incapacitated and incapable of expressing their health care wishes. Having an estate plan as well as a plan in place for end-of-life decisions will provide peace of mind for you and your family.

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Hammerle on… The importance of travel

While I hate to admit this, the pandemic has inflicted a miserable toll on me. As a criminal defense attorney, personal interaction with prosecutors and court staff has been eliminated. This has made it difficult to resolve tough cases when you are reduced to using Zoom and emails. Yet it is the inability to travel that has sucked the wind out of my sails.

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