A Pulaski County man will now have a jury trial after the Indiana Court of Appeals reversed his driving-related convictions Thursday, finding he did not knowingly waive his right to a jury trial.
LSC report spotlights need to help veterans
Military veterans often hear about how much their service is valued, but the transition from active duty to the civilian world is a difficult journey that can force them to face, alone, struggles with physical and mental health, endless bureaucracy and the nuances of living life out of uniform. Compounding the difficulties are the civil legal issues that burden many former service members.Read More
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A group of incarcerated veterans dedicated to encouraging their fellow servicemen participating in a veteran’s treatment court program have, for the past several years, made an impact by taking up their pencils and paintbrushes.
Called to serve their neighbors, at home and abroad
The law is a service profession, one lawyers often enter into with big dreams of changing the world. For some lawyers, though, the work of changing the world begins not in law school, but in the military.Read More
As veterans court programs expand nationwide, the federal government is exploring opportunities to provide additional resources to local courts. If enacted, the Veteran Treatment Court Coordination Act of 2019 would task the Department of Justice with establishing an office to provide additional funding and technical assistance to veterans courts.
A man who allegedly trying to ram police vehicles responding to his reported tirade at a South Bend school in 2017 has been sentenced to probation.
As Indiana’s 100th problem-solving court begins operations in Pulaski County, jurists presiding over the 99 established courts praise the problem-solving initiative as an innovative approach to addressing personal and societal woes.
Indiana’s court system is now home to 100 problem-solving courts, the Indiana Supreme Court announced Monday. A veterans treatment court was recently certified in Pulaski County, marking the 100th problem-solving court to be certified in the Hoosier state.
In recognition and honor of veterans and active military personnel, the American Bar Association reaffirmed its commitment to those who have served by introducing the newly formed ABA Military and Veterans Legal Center.
Six former military members graduated from the veterans court during a special ceremony Nov. 21 at the courthouse in South Bend. Judges, attorneys, relatives and other veterans watched as the group of men received certificates for completing the program and congratulatory handshakes from veterans court Judge Steven Hostetler.
Indiana’s first commercial courts are announced a week after Rush highlights problem-solving approaches in her annual State of the Judiciary address.
In advance of the State of the Union address tonight, Sen. Joe Donnelly highlighted the need to help military veterans and praised the work being done in Indiana’s veterans courts.
U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly announced Wednesday that he has invited Floyd Superior Court 3 Judge Maria Granger as his guest to President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union speech Jan. 12. Granger established Indiana’s first veterans court in 2011.
A newly created Marion County court branch will handle cases involving troubled veterans who may be having difficulty adapting to civilian life.
A bill that would establish veterans courts in every judicial district has passed the Senate Judiciary Committee and been reassigned to the Appropriations Committee.
A federal court properly dismissed a family’s lawsuit against an Indiana bank and employee alleging they breached a fiduciary duty to a veteran in managing his benefits, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals held Monday. The family is required to seek review of the fiduciary appointment as outlined under statute.