Criminal Justice Section
Whether your client is found guilty or innocent, attorneys have the opportunity to learn something from a verdict. Find out what several local attorneys say they've learned from their own trials here.
Officer Use of Force and § 1983 Claims is the second CLE in a series of four that will expand this issue and address the current topics affecting police departments and the lawyers who advise them. Learn more here.
On Monday, August 31, the Indiana Court of Appeals affirmed a conviction of a man who broke into a woman's home and harmed her. Read more here.
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals was split in their decision to deny an inmate on Indiana's death row the chance for a new trial. Read more here.
A recent article in The Journal Gazette of Fort Wayne looked at two cases of sex offenders suing to attend worship services after RFRA took effect. Read more here.
The purpose of the IndyBar Criminal Justice section is to promote the objects of the Association within the field of criminal law. The Section studies and reports upon the proposed, necessary and desirable Federal and State legislation; encourages members of the Association interested in the problems of criminal law matters throughout Indiana to meet and confer upon their various problems through this Section; promotes the legal education of members of the Bar and the public on the problems of criminal law through the sponsoring of meetings, institutes and conferences and by preparing and publishing legal writings in the field of criminal law.
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A Message from the Section Chair
“The IndyBar Criminal Justice section represents a diverse population of criminal practitioners in the Indianapolis area, from private attorneys to prosecutors and public defenders to judicial officers. As chair of the section, I encourage you to get involved with the section and attend one of the section's regular educational programs or networking events. ”
Mark Busby - 2015 Criminal Justice Section Chair - Voyles Zahn & Paul