As of March 18, certain out-of-state health care professionals will find it easier to obtain licenses and certifications to practice in Indiana. The new credentialing standards set forth in Indiana Code § 25-1-21 (the Reciprocity Statute) apply broadly to health care professionals, except for social workers, marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, addiction counselors and clinical addiction counselors, and respiratory care practitioners.
178 Hoosier law firms received PPP money
Indiana law firms are included among the thousands of Hoosier businesses and nonprofits that have received money through the federal Paycheck Protection Program according to data released Monday by the U.S. Small Business Administration. We have the recipients in a searchable database.Read More
Indy Lawyers for Black Lives’ ‘call to action’ brings solidarity
Eyes and ears of those gathered on the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law lawn Friday were trained on members of the Indianapolis legal community calling for action to push for racial equality.Read More
Web Exclusive: Retired attorney’s presidential button collection tops 1,000 pins
Retired Krieg DeVault partner Calvin Bellamy remembers exactly when he got his first presidential pin. “I know specifically – 1956. My father ran Memorial Day parades in Hammond for many years,” he recalled. That day sparked a fascination and hobby that Bellamy has cherished for the past 64 years.Read More
Beneficiaries need to understand that their inheritances may still be subject to claims in the estate. Creditors need to understand the process for proceeding against “nonprobate transferees” to preserve their rights.
On March 3, President Biden signed into law the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021, which will nullify forced arbitration clauses in sexual assault and sexual harassment cases. Following the #MeToo movement, many states have enacted legislation to limit the scope of claims covered in employment arbitration agreements, but the act is the first federal limitation.
If our goal is to create a more diverse and inclusive workplace, the focus cannot just be on hiring diverse attorneys. Law firms must also make concerted efforts in retaining their diverse attorneys.
On July 1, Indiana significantly broadened the options for an individual to make health care wishes known through an “Advance Directive for Health Care Decisions.”
As with any new workplace technology, the benefits come hand-in-hand with important considerations for organizations in terms of data retention and document preservation in the event of litigation. It is important that organizations — and their legal counsel — understand the impact this technology could have on future litigation.
Months after its entry into the Indiana market, Dinsmore & Shohl has grown its Indianapolis office by 15% in recent weeks with the addition of six attorneys.
The Office of Civil Rights under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services continues to enforce individuals’ rights to access their health information through its Right of Access Initiative. Through its initiative, OCR vigorously enforces individuals’ rights to receive copies of their medical records without facing overcharges.
Around central Indiana, employers are offering plenty of incentives to encourage their workers to get vaccinations as part of an effort to keep their office towers, stores, warehouses and factory floors safe for co-workers and visitors. But few, if any, are requiring workers to get vaccinated.
The Indiana Bar Foundation, with the support of several major law firms, has launched a diversity initiative designed to remove financial barriers that can prevent high school students from participating in mock trial programs.
Many commercial real estate owners, even those who previously did not intend to sell, are considering selling their real estate to take advantage of current market conditions. With transactions seemingly becoming quicker each year, it is important for owners to consider many factors when preparing to sell their real estate, including executing an Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 1031 exchange.
There’s a new question facing employers in this stage of the pandemic: What if our employees refuse to return to work?
As demonstrations and calls for criminal justice reform continue nationwide, a group of Indianapolis lawyers have organized a “Call to Action” to highlight the role lawyers can play in the push for racial equality. The new organization Indy Lawyers for Black Lives will host a Juneteenth event Friday at IU McKinney School of Law.
The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (“SECURE Act”) was enacted on December 20, 2019. The SECURE Act dramatically changes how an individual should structure his or her estate plan if there are qualified retirement accounts involved.
A northern Indiana city’s police department has a reputation for the rough treatment of residents and offending officers are seldom held accountable, according to an external review conducted following the release of video showing two officers repeatedly punching a handcuffed man.
A Carmel-based real estate company has filed a lawsuit against Krieg DeVault, alleging the Indianapolis-based law firm’s failure to file a property deed in 2003 in a transaction involving defunct retailer HHGregg could now cost the real estate company millions of dollars.
Three former Krieg DeVault LLP partners who sued the firm alleging they were denied compensation when they moved to new firms — and then faced a countersuit from their former employer — have confidentially settled the litigation, court records show.
Michael Messaglia has been tapped to be the managing partner of Krieg DeVault LLP, where he began his legal career as an associate in 1993. He succeeds Deborah Daniels, who will remain with the firm as a partner. Daniels had served as managing partner since 2015.
The Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel announced Wednesday that it has named lawyer Jeffrey C. McDermott as its new president and CEO.
The Indianapolis law firm of Krieg DeVault LLP has asked a court for the private emails of former partners who are owed compensation the firm refused to pay when they left more than two years ago.