In This Issue of Indiana Lawyer

NOV. 24-DEC. 7, 2021

The Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council is working with local prosecuting offices to establish 10 high-tech crime units that will be able to process and analyze digital evidence collected by law enforcement starting in 2022. IL Senior Reporter Marilyn Odendahl spoke with both prosecutors and public defenders to get their thoughts on the developments.  Also in this week's issue, Marilyn wrote about how it has been 20 years since the Trafficking Victims Protection Act was enacted by Congress, and how prosecutions and convictions of individuals charged with human trafficking has increased. In other news, the Indiana Supreme Court announced last week that members of the news media will be permitted to broadcast certain in-person proceedings in five Indiana trial courts through a new pilot project starting Dec. 1. IL Reporter Katie Stancombe has the story. This week's Focus section is on the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, so IL Editor Olivia Covington sat down with new DTCI President Elliott Pinkie for a Q&A.This week's Web Exclusive introduces a new IL feature. Switzerland Circuit Judge Gregory Coy is the first Indiana trial court judge to be featured in a new spotlight series focused on the state’s judicial officers in more rural communities. All that and more in the Nov. 24, 2021 issue of the Indiana Lawyer

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Indiana Court Decisions – Nov. 4-16, 2021

7th Circuit Court of Appeals Nov. 5 Criminal-Compassionate Release/COVID-19 Vaccine United States of America v. Timothy Kurzynowski 20-3491 The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the denial of relief to a man convicted of child pornography crimes, finding that because he is vaccinated against COVID-19, he is ineligible for relief on remand for extraordinary […]

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Dollens: DTCI Amicus activity: Summary of key cases in 2021

Although DTCI is unable to become involved in every case in which its participation is requested, the amicus committee and the board of directors carefully consider each request and welcome the chance to work with defense counsel across the state on important issues of Indiana law before Indiana’s appellate courts

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IndyBar: IndyBar Members, Family and Friends Celebrated at the Memorial Service in Historic Indiana Supreme Court Courtroom

Friends, family and colleagues gathered in the Indiana Supreme Court courtroom on Nov. 10 for the IndyBar HEAL (Helping Enrich Attorneys’ Lives) Committee’s annual Celebration of Life & Career. Each year, this memorial service gives us an opportunity to honor the lives and careers of local attorneys, judges and paralegals who passed away in the previous year.

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