JULY 7-20, 2010
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Whether someone has worn a black robe before joining an appellate court is a discussion that often surfaces whenever one of
those judiciary posts opens in either the state or federal system.
Every summer, an attorney-authored review analyzes and highlights the Indiana Supreme Court’s activity during the past
year. But only rarely does that report come at a time when the state’s highest court is seeing change.
A 90-year-old Indianapolis attorney couldn’t have predicted his legal career of more than 60 years would include handling
many controversial clients, including the Ku Klux Klan and conscientious objectors of the Vietnam War.
Immigration attorneys and victims advocates are reading up on the Arizona illegal immigrant law and bracing themselves for
what a similar bill in Indiana could mean for their clients.
Twenty-four high school students spent two weeks at the only law school camp for teenagers in Indiana.Read More
Voters will still need to have valid photo identification to be able to vote in person in Indiana elections.Read More
As attorneys and judges continue filing and litigating cases in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana,
a renovation project is underway and adding new life into the federal courthouse in downtown Indianapolis.
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The question of “What is my patent worth?” is never an easy one to answer, according to intellectual property
attorneys and others who specialize in helping patent holders determine what they should expect for a patent.
Attorneys in the intellectual property arena waited for “the case” to come down during the past year, but what
they got June 28 was anything but the landmark decision so many lawyers expected.
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The future is now for the high court.Read More
John Maley writes about how one recent discovery order is interesting and has potential broader significance beyond the dispute
between the parties.
Recently, in a moment of self-reflection, I found myself thinking about what I find gratifying about practicing law.Read More
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The American Bar Association wants the Supreme Court of the United States to take a case that asks whether congressional denial
of cost-of-living adjustments for federal judges compromises judicial independence and violates the Constitution.
The Supreme Court of the United States ruled June 24 on the case of Doe v. Reed, No. 09-559, in which Terre Haute
attorney James Bopp Jr. was the lead attorney on the case that pitted free speech versus public disclosure of ballot petition
In its first case since the state amended its rules last year on how judicial mandates are handled, the Indiana Supreme Court
has today issued a decision about a St. Joseph Superior judge’s mandate for the county to pay for multiple items he
considered necessary for running the local juvenile justice system.
The attorney accused of attacking another lawyer last year has been suspended from practice.Read More
Because claims for emotional distress aren’t allowed under the Adult Wrongful Death Statute, a father can’t bring
this type of derivative claim under the Medical Malpractice Act, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled today.
To address Indiana’s growing prison population and increasing related costs, the state is partnering with The Pew Center
on the States and the Council of State Governments Justice Center for the first comprehensive review of the state’s
criminal code and sentencing policies since 1976.
The Ball & Biscuit had its soft opening at 331 Massachusetts Ave. in Indianapolis June 24.Read More
There are a lot of people who want to become attorneys. So many people, in fact, that the Indiana Board of Law Examiners has
had to find a second location to administer the July test.
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Few TV shows highlight the glamour of being a corporate lawyer, but Josh Claybourn in Evansville sees the appeal and says he couldn’t have found a better place to utilize his legal skills.Read More
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Leading to its 100th anniversary in less than a year, the Evansville Bar Association has been making preparations to celebrate
the anticipated completion of The Randall T. Shepard Courtroom.
It is hard to believe, but the year is officially half over. Reflecting on the first six months, it has been a very productive, very good time for the Bar.Read More
The Marion Superior Court Executive Committee recently approved the reassignments of Judge Jerry Zore to Marion Probate Court,
and Judge Mike Keele to Civil Division Court 7.
An overwhelming 81% of the nation’s top divorce attorneys say they have seen an increase in the number of cases using social networking evidence during the past five years, according to a recent survey of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML).Read More
Helping attorney is what legal professionals do every day.Read More
To recognize a female attorney for her professional and personal accomplishments, the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Women and the Law Division is seeking nominations for the 2010 Antoinette Dakin Leach Award.Read More
Former Indianapolis Mayor and Eli Lilly executive Bart Peterson will be the featured speaker at the Indianapolis Bar’s
luncheon on August 20 at the Hyatt Regency.
Awarding professional excellence on the bench and in the bar is the purpose of the Indianapolis Bar’s Silver Gavel and Professionalism Awards.Read More
Many people in our community, who are dealing with the impacts of the current economic crisis, often wonder where they can
turn for help.
The leadership of the Indianapolis Bar Association has long made an effort to track change and respond to it through strategic planning.Read More