In This Issue of Indiana Lawyer

NOV. 15-28, 2017

Three Indiana law firms are among the 200 fastest-growing in the nation, according to a recent ranking. A nearly $1 million CHINS pilot project aims to foster stability and a sense of security for Indianapolis children in need. Evansville is gearing up to host the 2020 Mock Trial National Championship.

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Good fortunes: Indiana firms among fastest-growing in U.S.

Three Indiana law firms are among the 200 fastest-growing firms in the nation, according to rankings compiled by How to Manage a Small Law Firm. The Florida-based organization’s president says firms making big gains are marked by a sense of community and a commitment to serving the greater good.

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Pilot project aims to short-circuit the CHINS process

With the help of a nearly $1 million grant, Child Advocates, Inc., is partnering with Indianapolis Legal Aid Society in a pilot project designed to sweep youths from the child in need of services process and get them into stable homes.

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Evansville to host National Mock Trial Championship in 2020

With a population of 119,477, Evansville would be the smallest city to welcome the national competition since Wilmington, Delaware, with a population then of 72,657, hosted it in 2007. But state and local legal community leaders are confident the tight-knit legal community in Evansville would be the catalyst for getting many members of the bench and bar to volunteer to make the event a success.

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Mali custody case alleges violations of human rights

A recent ruling by an Indiana appellate court in a transcontinental custody dispute is raising questions in the Hoosier legal community about the authority United States courts have to question the legal practices of other nations.

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‘Short novel, big impact’ for adoption attorney

Through her life experiences and career as an adoption attorney, Natalie Chavis gained insight into the legal and emotional effects of the foster care and adoption processes, insight that led her to self-publish her first novel, “Adopting Tiger.” Her upcoming book signing and fundraiser coincides with National Adoption Day.

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Letter to the editor: Posner’s pro se comments troubling

If what retired Judge Richard Posner is saying is true, then we have a very serious problem in the 7th Circuit warranting the attention of the U.S. Department of Justice as these judges are violating the civil rights of the pro se litigants who are constitutionally entitled to their day in court.

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Plugged In: A positive Outlook for the holiday season

With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season just around the corner, many of us need time-saving tips to keep us on task. Oftentimes, the details of upcoming appointments and events lurk just a few clicks away and can be easily added to your Outlook calendar.

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IndyBar: Nissa’s News

I know that there are several members of our legal community who have experienced the loss of a loved one or cherished colleague and for whom the upcoming holiday season will be different and difficult. Loretta Oleksy, Deputy Director of the Indiana Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program (JLAP), has useful advice to share.

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IndyBar: Behind the Blog — Meet Marcia J. Oddi

Every year the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Women & the Law Division honors one woman from the Indianapolis legal community with the Antoinette Dakin Leach Award. This year’s recipient is Marcia J. Oddi, creator and publisher of the Indiana Law Blog.

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DTCI: Rules Of Procedure: State Vs. Federal Courts

While the Indiana Rules of Trial Procedure are similar to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, there are a few important differences. When litigating a case in either state or federal court it is important to be cognizant of these differences and adapt accordingly.

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DTCI: Indiana Civil Litigation Review

The DTCI’s flagship publication, the Indiana Civil Litigation Review, will be distributed soon. Members and subscribers can anticipate another issue full of valuable information and analyses by leaders of Indiana’s defense bar.

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DTCI: Thanks to the Board of Editors

hen DTCI members receive the current issue of the Indiana Civil Litigation Review, they should take a moment to thank not only the authors but also the members of the board of editors who volunteer their time to produce a quality publication. Through their efforts, the Review is a publication of which we may all be proud.

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