In This Issue of Indiana Lawyer

OCT. 31-NOV. 13, 2018

Victims of Attorney General Curtis Hill’s sexual misconduct want more than to be believed. Four women have filed notice of a lawsuit against Hill and the state after a special prosecutor said he believed the victims but declined to file criminal charges on their claims that Hill groped or inappropriately touched them. A longtime leader in the state's judiciary has been tapped as the Indiana Supreme Court's new chief administrative officer. After nearly 300 passed the Indiana Bar Exam in July, new lawyers who took the oath were told at an admission ceremony to remember lessons from home.

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Tort claim notice, IG report create more legal obstacles for Hill

Though Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill won’t face criminal charges stemming from allegations that he groped at least four women at a party in March, he may not legally be out of the woods. A tort claim notice filed with Hill’s office last week announced the women’s plans to seek civil redress against the Attorney General, an action that could have a direct impact on taxpayers’ wallets.

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Addressing opioids requires stakeholders to work together

Disconnect between Americans with addictions and civil legal aid options was the subject of the Oct. 17 meeting of the Legal Services Corp.’s Opioid Task Force. Gathered in downtown Indianapolis ahead of LSC’s board meeting in the Circle City, the task force met to address the civil legal aid implications of the opioid epidemic.

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Law: Ben Franklin and the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

As part of the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, socially conscious investors now have the opportunity to defer or even avoid taxes on capital gains received from the sale or exchange of an investment. Under the new tax benefit, investors can defer tax on prior capital gains if their prior capital gains are invested in a Qualified Opportunity Fund.

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Law Student Outlook: Mental health and the legal profession

As 2Ls who recently, and very thankfully, came out of a challenging season of firm recruitment successfully, a small fraction of that stress is no longer weighing on us, but that does not change the overall mental health landscape typical of law school. Beyond that, the workplace culture that we will enter upon graduating and passing the bar is nearly guaranteed to continue that cycle.

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Winingham: Unsolicited advice for new lawyers

I have essentially been a “new lawyer” twice — the first time as a newly admitted lawyer in Illinois (Chicago) in 2015, and the second time as a newly admitted lawyer in Indiana (Indianapolis) in 2017. So, if I know anything, it’s what it feels like to be a new lawyer. This has provided me with some perspective on what a new lawyer can do to help him or herself get ahead of the curve.

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