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Posted on: Jul 29, 2021

On July 1, 2021, IDEM released a revised draft of its new Risk-Based Closure Guide, an updated version of the 2012 Remediation Closure Guide, based on an initial round of external comments. IDEM has recently posted several documents for public review.

Posted on: Jul 29, 2021

Judge Davidsen and the OEA is pleased to welcome Sara Blainbridge, Legal Administrator for the Office of Environmental Adjudication. Sara has served the State of Indiana as Office Administrator for Court of Appeals Judge Elizabeth Tavitas. In addition to working with Indiana’s Judicial Branch, Sara has also worked with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management in agency record accessibility roles.

Posted on: Jul 22, 2021

An IndyBarHQ utilization task force has been organized, featuring a diverse group of members, to direct our new HQ’s evolution with intention and creativity. The ideas already are simmering vigorously, but we need your help to bring them to a full boil.

Posted on: Jun 16, 2021

The Indianapolis Bar Association has selected 18 emerging attorney leaders to participate in its Bar Leader Series. With the goal of preparing talented and diverse early-career lawyers to take their places as both leaders in the legal profession and leaders in addressing needs of the community, the Bar Leader Series is an intensive year-long leadership development program designed specifically for Indianapolis Bar Association member attorneys in their third to tenth year of practice.

Posted on: Jun 4, 2021

A selection committee acting on behalf of the Indianapolis Bar Association and the Foundation has announced the selection of Chief Judge Tanya Walton Pratt of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana as a recipient of the IndyBar's prestigious Luminary Award of Excellence. Chief Judge Pratt will be honored at the 2021 IndyBar Bench Bar Conference in Louisville, Kentucky on June 19.

Posted on: Jun 3, 2021

Hoosier Janet McCabe was recently confirmed by the United States Senate as Deputy Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency. She will serve as EPA’s second highest-ranking official under EPA Administrator Michael Regan.

Posted on: Apr 27, 2021

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Under the dynamic leadership of IndyBar President Jimmie McMillian, we're celebrating Juneteenth at Bench Bar to bring awareness to our members about this significant piece of history. More importantly, the Juneteenth workshop session will highlight and recognize the experiences and significant contributions that Black attorneys have made to our legal community.

Posted on: Apr 23, 2021

This was the last week of the legislative session. It was a busy session with over one hundred bills passing through the complete legislative process. Yesterday afternoon the budget bill, HB 1001, was passed with overwhelming bipartisan support in both chambers before they adjourned. 

Posted on: Apr 19, 2021

Senate Bill 389 was approved by the Indiana Senate on April 14 after concurrences from the Indiana House. At the time of this writing, the bill is still awaiting Governor Holcomb’s signature. If signed, the new law would make significant changes to Indiana’s Isolated Wetlands Program as well as lesser changes to the 401 Water Quality Certification Program.

Posted on: Apr 15, 2021

When racial disparity and inequality came to a head in Summer 2020, it quickly became obvious that the association had a responsibility to respond and to act on the many long-standing contributing structural issues present not only throughout the country but here at home in the Indianapolis community as well.


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