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Posted on: May 8, 2019

We sat down with Justice Dickson to get to know him. Meet him in person on May 21!

Posted on: Apr 15, 2019

The IndyBar Appellate Practice Section is excited to be accepting applications for the Jill Ellis Scholarship to attend the Appellate Judges Education Institute (AJEI) 2019 Summit from November 14-17 in Washington, D.C. At least one scholarship will be awarded to cover the conference registration fee as well as a portion of travel and lodging expenses, up to a total of $1,500.

Posted on: Mar 26, 2019

In Rowe v. Gibson, Judge Richard Posner and Judge David Hamilton famously sparred over the propriety of judges doing internet research in deciding cases pending before them. There are certainly arguments on both sides of the debate. 

Posted on: Mar 21, 2019

The decision in an Indiana civil forfeiture case surprised almost no one. Based on the tone of the oral arguments, the United States Supreme Court’s ruling that the Eighth Amendment Excessive Fines Clause is incorporated to the states was a given to most attorneys.

Posted on: Mar 20, 2019

What happens when a defendant simply drops the ball and fails to respond in a timely manner to a complaint and a default judgment is entered? Indiana courts have refused to hold such conduct as excusable neglect or a mistake allowing the set-aside of a default judgment under Ind. Trial Rule 60(B)(1).

Posted on: Mar 20, 2019

The Indianapolis Bar Association Amicus Committee recently participated in two Indiana appellate cases as amicus curiae. Both cases present interesting and unresolved procedural questions of importance to appellate practitioners, and on this basis, the committee in each case urged the Indiana Supreme Court to accept transfer and offer guidance for the bar.


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