In This Issue of Indiana Lawyer

OCT. 5-18, 2016

A new state bar program aims for binding arbitration of disputes over legal billing between lawyers and clients. An attorney's startup aims to expedite legal transactions. ISBA House of Delegates rejects a recommendation allowing for non-lawyer ownership of law firms.

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Justices hear home explosion appeal

Nearly four years after he orchestrated an Indianapolis home explosion that killed two people, Mark Leonard is arguing that he should not have to spend the rest of his life in prison because his Sixth Amendment rights were violated.

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Necessary judicial appointments may come at other courts’ expense

The short-staffing illustrated in the largest and most thorough weighted caseload study of the state’s trial courts may be met in the future, but not likely without cuts elsewhere. Rep. Greg Steuerwald, R-Danville, told a legislative study committee Sept. 22 that appointment of new state-paid judicial officers should be tied to reducing numbers of officers where they are underutilized.

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