In This Issue of Indiana Lawyer

JULY 6-19, 2022

In what seemed to come as a shock but not a surprise, the U.S. Supreme Court voted last month to overturn Roe v. Wade and send the question of abortion to the states. Indiana Lawyer senior reporter Marilyn Odendahl breaks down what the ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization could mean in Indiana, and how it might affect the public's perception of the high court. Meanwhile in the Health Care Focus, IL reporter Katie Stancombe examines how the abortion ruling could impact pregnant Hoosier women. And in Indiana-specific news, IL managing editor reports on a major rule change that now allows all Hoosier lawyers to earn their CLE virtually. Read those stories and more in the July 6-19, 2022, issue of Indiana Lawyer.

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Lawmakers returning to Statehouse to pass new abortion laws

The weeks between now and the start of the Indiana Legislature’s special session might be the calm before the storm. With the U.S. Supreme Court sending abortion decisions back to the states, Indiana Republican leadership expanded the agenda for the special session from tax relief to also include the crafting of a new abortion law.

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Food and fun part of reunification celebration: 3rd annual event gives families sustenance, emotional boost

By midmorning on a sunny June 24, the tents were pitched around the parking lot located on the east side of Indianapolis, the folding tables were overloaded with food and household items, and dance music was thumping from the DJ’s sound system. The work was being done as part of the Reunification Month Community Event in Indianapolis, which celebrates the parents who have been able to overcome their struggles and regain custody of their children.

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Lindman: ERP vetting, contract negotiation and implementation

Many businesses still rely on legacy technology systems that operate as silos, including those within the health care industry. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) providers offer to replace the silos with a suite of integrated software applications that collect, store, manage and interpret data from business activities across departments and business units.

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Breck, Achenbach and Jackson: New reciprocity laws for health care professionals in Indiana

As of March 18, certain out-of-state health care professionals will find it easier to obtain licenses and certifications to practice in Indiana. The new credentialing standards set forth in Indiana Code § 25-1-21 (the Reciprocity Statute) apply broadly to health care professionals, except for social workers, marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, addiction counselors and clinical addiction counselors, and respiratory care practitioners.

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Op-ed: Indiana should be regulating for-profit bail bond companies, not attacking The Bail Project

As an Indiana state senator and attorney, I pride myself on listening to my constituents and making decisions about policy based on evidence and sound reasoning — not political expediency and misleading sound bites. This is why I voted against House Bill 1300, which targeted charitable, not-for-profit organizations that help Hoosiers who cannot afford bail, and why I support The Bail Project and the ACLU of Indiana’s recently filed lawsuit against the Indiana Department of Insurance.

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DTCI: Eliminating hurry from your practice

What can eliminating hurry mean for your practice? Here is what eliminating hurry does not mean: providing terrible customer service; never having fun; working all the time; becoming a monk. But what it can mean is: making sure that you are committed to doing the task before you well; responding in a timely manner (but not in an immediate manner); fostering more substantive relationships with your colleagues; and having a better understanding of who you are and what you are capable of.

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Indybar: The American Rule in Marital Disputes: Attorney Fees May Not Be Recoverable in an Action to Annul a Void Marriage

We all know the American Rule by heart: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Yes, but no. We’re referring to the other American Rule. The one that “requires the parties to pay their own attorney fees absent an agreement, statute or rule to the contrary.”

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