Web Exclusive: Indy Lawyers Basketball League brings March Madness to the law

During the cold winter months, lawyers from across central Indiana return to the courts after the sun goes down. While there are plenty of motions, occasional oral arguments and even benches, the procedures during the meetings are far different from their day jobs. For around 13 weeks each year, dozens of attorneys trade in their suits and briefcases for jerseys and sneakers and take to the hardwood — a precedent set more than 40 years ago.

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Web Exclusive: Federal bill could remove arbitration requirement for sexual misconduct claims

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate last month came together in a bipartisan effort to push forward legislation that removes clauses in contracts that require arbitration of sexual assault and harassment claims. H.R. 4445, also known as the Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021, essentially puts the ball in the court of individuals who allege sexual misconduct in the workplace or elsewhere, rather than their accused perpetrators.

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Web Exclusive: Fennell to offer pro bono abroad through Fulbright scholarship in Republic of Maldives

A 10-hour time difference couldn’t stifle Monica Fennell’s excitement about being in a foreign country for a unique opportunity to do what she loves: talk about pro bono work. Indianapolis-based Fennell, who serves as pro bono director at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP and as an adjunct professor at Butler University, was recently chosen to receive a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award by the U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, sending her to the Republic of Maldives.

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