In This Issue of Indiana Lawyer

OCT. 3-16, 2018

Kenneth Todd planned to serve one term in the Bloomington Courthouse. Now he's preparing to retire after more than 40 years as Monroe Circuit Court judge. Around the state, a network of lawyers is growing to help domestic violence victims meet their civil court needs. Feeling a little off after your last meal? A expert litigator explains how to tell if it might be food poisoning.


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Domestic violence coalition grows network of lawyers to help survivors

The Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence’s Satellite Attorney Program offers free civil legal services to low-income victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. The program has a network of just over 100 attorneys across Indiana and, since January 2016, has provided legal advice or counsel, including direct representation, in roughly 350 cases.

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Is it food poisoning? Expert litigator explains claim evaluation

“These cases are not just someone with a tummy ache,” said William Marler, the food safety expert and attorney who launched his fledgling career after successfully representing more than 100 other Jack in The Box food-poisoning victims. Since then, he has represented hundreds of victims in some of the most serious foodborne illness outbreaks in the country, winning more than $600 million in settlements.

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Legal aid groups cast wider net to diversify funding

The Indiana Supreme Court is preparing to ask for an increase in civil legal aid funding when the Indiana General Assembly convenes for the 2019 session. The request will come as legal aid nonprofits try to diversify their donor base while looking for new ways to help the steady flow of people in need.

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DTCI: Pro trip — head up north to avoid vacation deficit disorder

This year, the annual DTCI conference in South Bend will include a presentation on stress management. Those who find themselves with spare time in the northern part of Indiana should cross the state line into Michigan. I have heard numerous people say that the instant they enter Michigan on the Red Arrow Highway, they feel like they are on vacation.

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