In This Issue of Indiana Lawyer

JULY 20-AUG. 2, 2012

State court officials have revamped the attorney registration portal after lawyers complained about the new online system. Law firms are embracing marketing geared toward female clients. A recent decision from the U.S. Supreme Court holds that criminal fines require a jury finding.

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New track-and-field chief aims to end sport’s strife

Max Siegel knows something about maneuvering through traffic on a fast track. So the former NASCAR team executive didn’t hesitate in May to take a two-year contract to be CEO of USA Track and Field, an Indianapolis-based sports governing body known for its political environment and divergent viewpoints.

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Attorney registration portal revamped

State court officials heard the grumbling of lawyers who for the first time last year had to register, pay fees and provide contact information online. It was confusing, difficult to navigate and frustrating. Now it will be different.

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2 Taft lawyers behind new ABA book

The idea for “Environmental Liability and Insurance Recovery” came to Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP attorneys Frank Deveau and David Guevara while waiting for another environmental-themed book they worked on to be published. In fact, the liability and recovery book, which came out in May, made it out a couple months before the other. Both were published by the American Bar Association.

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Settlement documentaries can be persuasive tool

Carolyn Dudley’s husband, Indiana State Trooper Gary Dudley, was killed six years ago when he was struck by a freight truck during a charity bike ride in Vermillion County. A short video about his life, and the event that caused his death, was critical to winning a settlement in a wrongful death case against the trucking company.

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Justice David to head panel at NWI pro bono event

Indiana Justice Steven David, appellate Judge Melissa May and lawyers and judges from Pro Bono District A, will be among the presenters at a day-long CLE event July 27 at Valparaiso University Law School. “A Potpourri of Timely Topics” is co-sponsored by the law school and NWI Volunteer Lawyers Inc., the District A pro bono project.

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IBA: A ‘Safe Ask’ is Just a Phone Call Away

At the recommendation of Judge Sarah Evans Barker, the Executive Committee of the Seniors Lawyers Division determined that the nomenclature, “Safe Ask,” would properly describe the program’s purpose and would encourage potential users to believe that they could be safe in asking questions that would aid them and their clients.

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IBA: New Law Changes Child Support Age: Are You Prepared?

Effective July 1, 2012, the law regarding a parent’s duty to support a child changed dramatically. Absent certain circumstances, previously a parent was obligated to pay child support until a child was 21 years of age. However, pursuant to the amended versions of I.C. §31-14-11-18 and §31-16-6-6, child support now generally terminates as of a child’s 19th birthday.

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