In This Issue of Indiana Lawyer

DEC. 23, 2020-JAN. 5, 2021

As work continues toward completion of the new Indianapolis-Marion County Community Justice Campus,  the new towers rising southeast of downtown also mark a reconfiguration of how courts will handle family law and juvenile cases in the future. The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office is launching a first-of-its kind unit in Indiana that seeks to ensure the integrity of criminal convictions. And as coronavirus topped the news of 2020, many other major legal news stories also played out. Find out which were the most read stories of 2020 on the Indiana Lawyer website.

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Community Justice Campus nears completion

Marion County’s ambitious plan to put the various pieces of the local justice system onto a single campus is on schedule to be completed at the end of 2021. The Indianapolis-Marion County Community Justice Center, located just southeast of downtown in the Twin Aire neighborhood, will be home to the county jail, the sheriff’s office and the county courthouse. Earlier this year, the Assessment and Intervention Center opened and is treating individuals with mental health and addiction issues.

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Indiana commercial courts branching out

Indiana’s commercial court docket is expanding for the first time, with four new venues opening in 2021. Hamilton, Madison, St. Joseph and Vigo counties will join Allen, Elkhart, Floyd, Lake, Marion and Vanderburgh counties in offering the specialized business dockets.

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Year in Review: COVID aside, Barrett’s ascent to SCOTUS tops year’s biggest legal news stories

COVID may have seemed like the only thing that happened in 2020, but for Indiana’s legal community, the past year brought watershed developments that will be with us for years to come, many of which were touched directly by the pandemic. Here are the Top 10 non-coronavirus Indiana legal news stories as determined by consensus of the Indiana Lawyer editorial staff.

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IndyBar: Fifty Years of Leadership with IndyBar

Nearly 50 past presidents came together to celebrate the IndyBar’s history and accomplishments. What was astounding was that we had past presidents spanning five decades. Indeed, the past presidents from 1970 (Skip Kappes), 1980 (Ray Good), 1990 (Don Buttrey) and 2000 (Karen Turner) all joined the numerous other presidents from years past.

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