In This Issue of Indiana Lawyer

JULY 2-15, 2014

Same-sex couples rushed to obtain marriage licenses and get married after a federal judge overturns Indiana’s ban on same-sex marriage, but a stay was issued just two days after the ruling. Some attorneys are concerned people with legal masters degrees may begin taking work from lawyers. Most of Indiana's new laws took effect July 2. A complete list of the new laws and effective dates is available here.

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Early education efforts expose youth to various careers in law

Harrison Ndife and his peers gathered at the end of a long week to kick back, talk shop and do a little networking. A rising sophomore at Terre Haute South High School, Ndife had just completed the Summer Legal Institute along with 39 other eighth-graders and high-schoolers. They learned what it will take for them to become lawyers and where their place in the profession might be.

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BGBC: 10 crushing questions to ask a business valuation expert

As part of your cross-examination, you wish to attack the expert’s work. You’re supposed to ask about the methodology, assumptions, procedures and how the opinion of value was determined. These are standard questions asked in cross-examination that we expect to hear. What about those questions that are not standard, but just as effective if not more?

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Commission announces new fees for CLE

Attorneys and sponsors who are late in reporting attendance to the Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education will be subject to up to a $50 fee, according to an order released by the Indiana Supreme Court.

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Abrams: Post Bench Bar Euphoria

I just finished last weekend attending the 2014 Bench Bar and my expectations were wildly exceeded. I had numerous people tell me, our Executive Director Julie Armstrong, and our board members that this Bench Bar was the best that they had ever attended.

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IndyBar: Volunteer to Take a Pro Bono Family Law Case

The lack of licensed attorneys willing to assume responsibility for routine family law matters is a universal concern for pro bono legal service providers. Although volunteer programs such as the IndyBar’s Legal Line and Ask A Lawyer events provide general information to direct those with legal needs in the right direction, these independent events do not provide the ongoing legal services often necessary to fully resolve a particular issue.

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