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Parrish: Students find clerkships in smaller counties rewarding

This summer’s Rural Justice Initiativesought to expose students who are committed to public service to different facets of rural and smaller-city practice while helping trial court judges with their heavy workloads in counties where that help is needed most. The goal was to underscore to students the benefits of clerking after graduation, to help improve access to courts and expand legal services, and to inspire some students to consider pursuing careers in rural Indiana.

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Web exclusive: Maurer 1L judicial clerkships offer legal aid to rural judges

Five first-year law students from Indiana University Maurer School of Law who are interested in careers in public service have been selected and paired with Indiana trial court judges who preside in smaller communities — specifically, Orange, Putnam, Vigo, Washington and White counties. The pilot’s ultimate goal: offering law students an opportunity to experience real-life practice in smaller communities while assisting Hoosier judges who might be overlooked by students who want to clerk in larger urban areas.

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Sentence for ‘recidivist drunk driver’ affirmed

A southern Indiana man’s five-and-a-half-year sentence for his conviction as a habitual vehicular substance offender was affirmed by the Indiana Court of Appeals, which called him “a recidivist drunk driver whose behavior has been undeterred by his prior contacts with the criminal justice system.”

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