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IndyBar: Navigating Records Requests Under Indiana’s Access to Public Records Act

The Indianapolis Bar Association’s recent CLE, An Introduction to Using and Refusing under Indiana’s Access to Public Records Act, was a valuable primer on the state’s version of the Freedom of Information Act. The program was a presentation of the E-Discovery, Information Governance & Cybersecurity Section. There are some similarities, but more differences between discovery requests and public records requests.

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Southern Indiana District Court to offer CLE on black history

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana will celebrate Black History Month by welcoming Marcia M. Anderson, the first African-American woman to achieve the rank of Major General in the U.S. Army and an attorney who spent more than 25 years as the clerk of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Wisconsin.

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New rule: Pence, lawyer Congress members exempt from CLE

Indiana lawyers who are members of Congress, senators or vice president no longer have to worry about meeting continuing legal education requirements under a rule adopted this week by the Indiana Supreme Court. The new rule also decreases CLE credits required for state lawmakers who are attorneys.

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Justices expand online CLE, CME credit hours

Lawyers and judges can now take twice as many hours of continued legal education through online programming per three-year period after the Indiana Supreme Court amended an existing rule to education requirements. Similarly, mediators will not be denied credit for digital programs under an amendment to continuing mediation education requirements.

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Mental health, diversity may become required CLE

Lawyers soon could be required to earn continuing legal education credits in diversity and inclusion and mental health and wellness under a proposal the Indiana State Bar Association House of Delegates will consider next month. It’s one of two resolutions delegates will consider.

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Legal diversity leader to speak at IU McKinney

Robert Grey, Jr., president of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity and retired senior counsel at the Richmond, Virginia-based Hunton & Williams law firm, will deliver the James P. White Lecture on Legal Education at IU McKinney later this month.

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Fair Housing Center to mark milestones at annual conference

The Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act at its annual conference Wednesday in Indianapolis. The event also coincides with the date of the slaying of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 50 years ago.

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