In This Issue of Indiana Lawyer

OCT. 7-20, 2015

Lawyers who’ve taken a stab at fencing say there’s no other sport quite like it. When reason leaves the room, an analytical approach can lead a path to dispute resolution. A first impression ruling that a bicyclist's death in a car crash is not covered under insurance policy is "harsh and unfair," according to one appellate judge.

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Clark County drug court wrongly jailed 63, order says

A southern Indiana drug treatment court unjustly jailed scores of program participants for an average time of almost seven weeks. The detentions are detailed in a magistrate judge’s proposed order to certify classes in a federal civil rights lawsuit former drug court participants filed against an ex-judge and other officials.

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Attorneys en garde!

Lawyers who’ve taken a stab at fencing say there’s no other sport quite like it. More to the point, they say competing with the blade sharpens their legal acumen and attacks the stresses of the profession.

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Terzo: Arbitration is viable alternative in family law disputes

It wasn’t until the 1990s that arbitration began to be seriously considered for family law cases. At that time there was no statute specifically directed to family law arbitration, and Indiana had no caselaw regarding family law arbitration. Our current statute, I.C. 34-57-5-1, et seq, was enacted in 2005. It answered many of the questions attorneys had.

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DTCI: Second chair is not second fiddle

I had the privilege of being the second chair at my first jury trial in March of this year. As I begin preparations for my next trial as second chair, I have been reflecting on what I learned the first go-round. I share my thoughts here with the hope that they will help other young attorneys – or even a seasoned attorney when he or she mentors young attorneys.

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IndyBar: Pandemic Preparedness CLE Stays Ahead of Flu Season

Last fall, the country dealt with the Ebola crisis, and flu season will be here before you know it. When IndyBar attorneys recognized the guidance organizations needed in order to deal with these outbreaks, they did something about it. Members of the Health Care & Life Sciences Section and the Labor & Employment Law Section planned an upcoming CLE addressing Pandemic Preparedness: Legal, Employment and Ethical Considerations on Tuesday, Oct. 13.

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IndyBar: Peace Learning Center Named 2015 Impact Fund Grant Recipient

With help from the Indianapolis Bar Foundation, more than 2,500 local school children will gain access to critical conflict resolution skills through an innovative Restorative Justice program spearheaded by Peace Learning Center (PLC). PLC was recently named the recipient of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation’s 2015 Impact Fund grant, which will provide $35,000 in funding to make this essential program possible.

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Herceg: Millennials Unite: Join Up and #SHOWUP for Yourself and Your Community

The number of Millennials joining and participating in bar associations is declining. John Trimble, Terrance Tharpe and others have previously touted the benefits of joining and participating in bar associations, but this guest column (thanks to John for the invitation) is different. This column specifically goes out to my fellow Millennials.

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