Indiana on Friday became the first state in the nation to approve abortion restrictions since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, as the Republican governor quickly signed a near-total ban on the procedure shortly after lawmakers approved it.
Evansville attorney helps women engage in community through virtual nonprofit
Fulfilling a lifelong dream can be daunting, even unattainable. It can take years before someone takes steps toward fulfilling a goal set for themselves. But a young Evansville attorney is breaking walls and building new dreams daily, balancing both a legal practice and a female-focused not-for-profit organization.Read More
Breaking barriers: Women’s White Collar Defense Association chapter brings opportunities
To elevate Indiana women in the traditionally male-dominated white-collar defense bar, the Indianapolis chapter of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association was founded in 2015. The primary goal of the group is to build a referral network so female lawyers are likelier to get handed a case or asked to represent a client.Read More
Web Exclusive: Trailblazers reflect on progress of women in law
As Barnes & Thornburg recognized trailblazing professional women with its annual Shirley’s Legacy Award recently, past recipients shared their views of how women are faring in the legal profession and the challenges that persist.Read More
Indiana legislators gave final approval to a bill that won’t require businesses to make accommodations for pregnant workers, despite an appeal from Gov. Eric Holcomb for a law requiring more protections.
Indiana lawmakers are moving forward with a pregnancy accommodations bill that won’t require businesses to make any adjustments for workers. Some legislators advocated for a measure that they said would offer pregnant workers more meaningful protections.
The Indianapolis City-County Council on Monday approved a measure that gives teeth to the city’s minority-contracting program.
Roughly $162 million has been committed so far to minority-owned businesses helping to build the Marion County’s massive criminal justice center complex in the Twin Aire neighborhood. Advocates for minority contractors say the goal should be higher, especially given the national conversation taking place now about racism and inequity.
Women innovators in Indiana will be in the spotlight when the local legal and entrepreneurial communities celebrate World Intellectual Property Day in Indianapolis on Thursday.