In This Issue of Indiana Lawyer

FEB. 25-MARCH 10, 2015

A legislative proposal introduced this session would allow Indiana businesses to battle patent trolls in state courts. The cost of a legal education has skyrocketed over the last decade, leading to the creation of an American Bar Association task force on the subject. A Merrillville attorney accused of theft from clients and a former associate – who was suspended by the Indiana Supreme Court recently – has yet to be criminally charged.

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IU McKinney observers illuminate murky proceedings in Gitmo trials

The U.S. Military Commission Observation Project overseen by Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law is continuing to send individuals to watch and report on the accused terrorists’ trials being held at Guantanamo Bay. Blog posts and articles from the observers chronicle the glacial pace of the proceedings, the unexpected courtroom twists and the nagging constitutional questions.

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Lawyers to lead annual March Against Hunger

The Indiana State Bar Association and the office of Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller will join with Feeding Indiana’s Hungry on Wednesday to kick off a monthlong effort to raise money and nonperishable donations for the state’s regional food banks.

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IndyBar: Measure to Alter Selection of Judges Fails in Committee

On Wednesday, Feb. 18, Indianapolis Bar Association President John C. Trimble spoke before the Indiana Senate Judiciary Committee in opposition to Senate Joint Resolution 15, a bill which would have altered the selection process for appellate and Supreme Court judges. The IndyBar is pleased to report the measure failed in committee by a 4-6 vote. 

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