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Chief Justice Rush to join LSC discussion of opioid crisis

Indiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush will be part of a panel discussion on the opioid crisis at the Legal Service Corporation’s annual Forum on Increasing Access to Justice in Washington, D.C. Rush and Jay Chaudhary, managing attorney of Indiana Legal Services, will be among the participants on the Access to Justice and the Opioid Epidemic panel.

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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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Study: Legal needs rise despite available aid

Despite a continued need for legal representation, few Americans hire attorneys. Legal aid experts said there are two questions the legal community should consider: what’s keeping people, particularly those from low-income communities, from hiring legal help; and how can the profession reverse the trend?

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Legal aid funding included in budget deal

As part of the $400 billion budget deal passed by Congress early Friday morning, Legal Services Corp., which provides financial support to Indiana Legal Services, will continue to receive funding about equal to its fiscal year 2017 appropriation. The White House had once proposed completely defunding the agency.

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New ILS project assists nonprofits serving the indigent

A new initiative launched at Indiana Legal Services is aimed at helping nonprofits with their legal needs. The Community Development Legal Project, which officially started in September, is designed to provide services to 501(c)(3) organizations that stretch their dollars to serve the indigent population and have little or no resources to spend on hiring attorneys to draft agreements, file for tax-exempt status, or handle other legal issues.

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Attorneys choose Vinovich to serve on JNC, JQC

Highland attorney and one-time Indiana State Bar Association president Daniel B. Vinovich won a three-way race to be elected as the northern Indiana attorney representative to the Judicial Nominating Commission and Judicial Qualifications Commission.

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Law school graduate’s case won’t be heard

A federal judge has reaffirmed his decision not to hear a law school graduate’s case against the members of the Indiana Board of Law Examiners, declining to grant a motion for reconsideration based on a finding that the board’s proceedings against him were not in bad faith.

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