In This Issue of Indiana Lawyer

DEC. 8 – 21, 2010

Read how diversity played a factor for some minority law students in their decision on where to attend law school. Read about the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to take an Indiana case on whether vehicular flight from police is considered a "violent felony." Learn how a Marion Superior judge and his wife are using their son's death to discuss prescription drug abuse.

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ITLA focuses on education, legislation, amicus briefs

As the year comes to a close, the president of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association said the organization of about 1,000 members will continue its three major goals: to provide educational opportunities, to write amicus briefs when there is a broader issue that can apply to cases and clients of trial attorneys, and to track bills as they are submitted by legislators for the 2011 session of the Indiana Legislature.

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Job fair connects diverse students to jobs

To help a diverse group of 2L students find summer employment in central Indiana, and to help Indianapolis-area employers connect with diverse, qualified students looking for summer associate positions, the Indianapolis Bar Association hosted its third diversity job fair at a downtown Indianapolis hotel in August.

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Human rights focus of law school events

To celebrate the anniversary of the United Nations’ adoption and proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, various human rights organizations based in Central Indiana hosted the program, “Human Rights Defenders: Voices from the Community,” at Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis.

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Bar associations host free CLE

Bar associations and pro bono districts are working together in December and January to promote replays of a CLE for attorneys who want to participate in the annual statewide Talk to a Lawyer Today event taking place Jan. 17, 2011.

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IBA: Lawyers Exempted from Red Flags Rule

Following aggressive advocacy by organized bar associations around the country, the end is in sight regarding how the Federal Trade Commission should apply the “Red Flags Rule.”  The U.S. Senate voted last week to clarify the rule so that lawyers are clearly not included.

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IBA: Did You Know?

The Indianapolis Bar Association’s website contains a Document Library of over 100 legal forms for use by members. These online forms are “fill in the blank” and print as ready to use documents.

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