Litigation Section

September 22, 2014
Writing Briefs: A Tablet Tutorial

More than half of federal judges use an iPad to do court-related work. Check out these tips to make your briefs more tablet-friendly!

September 15, 2014
Proposal for Citation of Memorandum Decisions Unanimously Rejected

The Indiana Supreme Court recently rejected a proposal from three IndyBar sections that recommended memorandum decisions be allowed for citation. Professor Joel Schumm provides options for attorneys who deal with this issue.

September 10, 2014
Indiana Supreme Court Reaffirms Separate Indiana Summary Judgment Standard

A unanimous Indiana Supreme Court decision has reaffirmed the Indiana summary judgment standard. Read more in this piece by Arend J. Abel.

September 10, 2014
7th Circuit Strikes Down Same-Sex Marriage Ban, Indiana Files Appeal

Less than a week after the 7th Circuit Court struck down Indiana's same-sex marriage ban, the state has filed an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court.

September 10, 2014
One Judge's "Ten Tips for Effective Brief Writing"

In this post, a law professor breaks down and outlines a judge's recommendations for successfully writing briefs.

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The mission of the IndyBar Litigation Section is to promote the objectives of the Association within all fields of litigation, to serve the needs of members of the Section by providing relevant education and information, and to foster a close relationship between the lawyers and judicial officers in the Association.
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A Message from the Section Chair

Hon. Timothy Oakes

“Welcome to the IndyBar Litigation Section! As the 2014  chair of the section, I encourage you to get involved with the section, whether that means attending our educational programming, networking with colleagues at a social event or volunteering for service on the section's executive committee.”

Hon. Timothy Oakes - 2014 Litigation Section Chair - Marion Superior Court

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