In This Issue of Indiana Lawyer

MAY 6-19, 2015

The Mediation Assistance Program in the Southern District of Indiana, which appoints pro bono counsel to help litigants settle cases, setttled 28 out the 43 cases MAP counsel worked on in 2013. The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals isn't sure why the Supreme Court of the United States sent the Notre Dame contraception mandate challenge back to the lower court for another look. Nearly 25 years after graduating law school, four IU McKinney alumns reflect on their careers.

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Capstone of criminal code reform put in place during 2015 session

The bill establishing the funding and the mechanism to distribute the dollars needed for Indiana’s new criminal code reform had a bumpy ride through the Statehouse. But in the final hours of the 2015 legislative session, lawmakers approved language that ensured the money would be funneled through local programs and projects designed to reduce recidivism and ease overcrowding in Indiana’s prisons.

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Jury is out on Indiana Tax Court

The Indiana Supreme Court on April 20 appointed a task force to study the work volume, operations and performance of Indiana’s Tax Court, created in 1986 by the Legislature to remove the intricate tax cases from state trial courts.

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DTCI: Defending parallel class actions

When tasked with defending parallel class actions in state and federal courts, it will likely be defense counsel’s instinct to concentrate efforts on resolving the nationwide class action.

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IndyBar: More than the Law: Upcoming Events Feature Co-Sponsorship with Local Organizations

The IndyBar has long served as a connection between lawyers, judges, students and paralegals in the legal profession. Several bar sections and divisions are taking connection that a step further by providing avenues for members to meet and greet professionals from other strong local organizations—fostering fun social experiences and opportunities to build a strong network for potential business.

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