In This Issue of Indiana Lawyer

DEC. 28, 2016-JAN. 10, 2017

From law school troubles to new court initiatives, take a look back at the top stories in Indiana Lawyer this year. Employers and labor attorneys are left hanging after a judge blocks the new overtime rule from taking effect. Indianapolis airport board counsel retires, leaving tailwind for his successor.

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Higgins: New rules reflect renewed focus on attorney trust accounts

For Indiana attorneys, the new year marks the effective date of the new Admission and Discipline Rule 23. The importance of Rule 23 is generally limited only to those unlucky few who find themselves being investigated or prosecuted by the Disciplinary Commission. However, Rule 23 also contains substantive provisions on how each lawyer must manage his or her trust account.

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Indiana clerk who refused same-sex marriage license loses lawsuit

A southern Indiana deputy clerk who was fired after she refused to issue a marriage license to a same-sex couple lost her civil-rights lawsuit against the county clerk. Her suit claimed religious discrimination on the basis of her avowed Christian belief that same-sex marriage is “against God’s law,” which is “above legal law.”

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