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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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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‘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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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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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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