In This Issue of Indiana Lawyer

SEPT. 15-28, 2021

With the influx of Afghan evacuees into the Hoosier State via Camp Atterbury, immigration lawyers are preparing to help — IL managing editor Jordan Morey has more. On a lighter note, a group of Hoosier attorneys recently had the chance to sip wine at a CLE all about alcohol law — reporter Katie Stancombe has the story. And in this issue's Focus, read editor Olivia Covington's Q&A with Clayton Miller, incoming president of the Indiana State Bar Association. All that and more inside the Sept. 15, 2021, issue of Indiana Lawyer.

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Pro se civil rights filings continue to climb

Nearly 20 years’ worth of data tracking trends of federal civil pro se filings show that civil rights cases make up the second-highest percentage of filings, next to pro se prisoner cases. In recent years, a growing number of those cases have targeted law enforcement or other government actors.

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Millions in PPP loans gave law firms breathing room

Indiana law firms and legal nonprofits received nearly $200 million in Paycheck Protection Program loans, but managing partners said the money had a nuanced impact as the financial boost provided some peace of mind during a very uncertain time and helped keep their firms positioned to meet client demands.

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Miller to lead ISBA through implementation of new strategic plan, continued COVID concerns

Indianapolis lawyer Clayton Miller will be tasked with helping to implement the Indiana State Bar Association’s new strategic plan as president of the state bar, a position he’ll assume Oct. 15. Miller will also lead the bar through the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, and he wants to address other big-picture issues impacting Hoosier legal professionals.

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Maley: Third-party subpoenas: Advance service compliance

Federal practitioners regularly issue and respond to third-party subpoenas for documents. Expansive revisions to Rule 45 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure were made in 2013, but many subpoenas are still issued that do not comply. One of the most common issues is failing to serve parties with the third-party subpoena prior to (or even after) service on the third party.

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IndyBar: Help Us Honor Excellence: Nominations Now Open for IndyBar Recognition and Professionalism Awards

Nominations are being accepted for the following IndyBar awards: the Dr. John Morton Finney Jr. Award for Excellence in Legal Education; the Young Lawyer of the Year Award; the IndyBar Pro Bono Awards, which are presented in four categories: Practicing Attorney, Law Firm, Law Student and Paralegal; and the Professionalism Awards, which include the Professionalism Award, the Silver Gavel Award and the Unsung Hero Award.

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IndyBar: Reach for Youth to Receive 2021 $35,000 Indianapolis Bar Foundation Community Empowerment Fund Grant

Reach for Youth Inc. has been named the 2021 recipient of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation’s Community Empowerment Fund grant of $35,000. Reach for Youth will use the funds to pilot a Restorative Justice Circles model, which diverts young people from suspension, expulsion and the justice system by helping them understand the negative consequences of their actions, how they impact others and how to restore and repair relationships.

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