Criminal Justice Section
Grant applications for round one of funding to help victims of crime through the Victims of Crime Act Grant are now being accepted. Click here for more information.
The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled on April 30 in the case of Wilson v. State that the trial court in a murder trial did not commit error in allowing evidence of tweets alleged to be from the defendant. Find out more here.
On Thursday, June 25, United States District Court Chief Judge Richard L. Young, swore Josh Minkler in as the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana. Read more here.
Check out this post for a recap of Bench Bar 2015, including the highlights of the event and one regret, from James K. Snyder of the Marion County Public Defender Agency.
On Thursday, July 23 the Criminal Justice Section will co-sponsor a CLE with the Solo/Small Firm Practice Section from 4 to 5 p.m. This program will be held at The Rathskeller with a social immediately following from 5 to 6 p.m.
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