In This Issue of Indiana Lawyer

NOV. 9-22, 2012

There aren't enough pro bono attorneys in many Indiana rural communities, so the Indiana Bar Foundation is launching a legal assistance website. The attorney disciplinary process goes public through oral arguments before the Indiana Supreme Court. A recent case in which the Indiana Court of Appeals found mediation isn't always confidential is heading to the Supreme Court.

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Rush joined Supreme Court Nov. 7

Indiana’s newest justice has officially joined the state’s highest court. Loretta Rush had a private swearing in ceremony Nov. 7. Her public ceremony will be held Dec. 28. Rush is just the second woman to serve on the state Supreme Court.

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Justices hear Simon defamation appeal

The Indiana Supreme Court on Wednesday heard arguments on whether Indianapolis billionaire Herb Simon may proceed with a defamation suit against a California attorney. The suit involves comments the lawyer made to an Indianapolis TV station regarding allegations that Simon and his wife employed illegal immigrants at their California home.

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IBA: Section CLE Pilot Program Launched for 2013

The pilot program, which will be tested in 2013 with four IndyBar sections—the Appellate Practice Section, the Family Law Section, the Government Practice Section and the Real Estate and Land Use Section, will call for a small increase in section dues, which will in turn allow section members to attend all one-hour brownbag programming presented by the section at no cost.

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