In This Issue of Indiana Lawyer

JULY 21-AUG. 3, 2021

In the July 21, 2021, issue of The Indiana Lawyer, meet Adrienne Meiring, the incoming executive director of the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission. Also, hear from housing lawyers on what the end of the CDC eviction moratorium could mean for Hoosier renters. Plus, see the recommendations for reforming family law practice in the Hoosier State.

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7th Circuit ruling expands ministerial exception, potentially impacting Indiana high school cases

Shelly Fitzgerald and Lynn Starkey, former guidance counselors at Roncalli High School, and Joshua Payne-Elliott, a former foreign language and social studies teacher at Cathedral High School, all filed separate lawsuits against the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis after they were all terminated from their jobs because they are in same-sex marriages. This month’s decision from the 7th Circuit in Demkovich v. St. Andrew the Apostle Parish, 19-2142, could change the trajectory of each of those cases.

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Young: Voting, redistricting and the American experiment

Greater access to the ballot, fair voting systems and inclusion in the process does not mean allegiance to a particular party — it should be a universal concept that brings about reasoned, well-informed participation in a system that affords citizens the opportunity to express policy and political preferences.

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Maley: Article III threshold issues: Cases and controversies

Case or controversy limitations on judicial power have permeated U.S. judicial history and include standing, ripeness and mootness. Although these core concepts have been fundamental to and well developed in federal court jurisprudence, they continue to arise and evolve, with the Supreme Court taking up and issuing opinions on these case or controversy topics in recent years, and the district and appellate courts addressing these topics repeatedly.

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Cunningham: Best practices for utilizing an expert at mediation

Because trial attorneys will spend more time in mediations than jury trials, attorneys’ advocacy skills at mediation are a very important element to achieving successful results for their clients. Another important component, however, relates to the comprehensive evaluation of the case’s economic damages leading up to mediation.

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IndyBar: We Need Your Ideas for IndyBarHQ!

An IndyBarHQ utilization task force has been organized, featuring a diverse group of members, to direct our new HQ’s evolution with intention and creativity. The ideas already are simmering vigorously, but we need your help to bring them to a full boil.

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