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Posted on: Jul 12, 2021

President Biden has directed executive branch agencies to halt implementation of new regulations pending a further review by the new administration. This regulatory freeze is intended to permit the new administration to determine if regulations slated to take effect are consistent with its policy direction.

Posted on: Jul 12, 2021

Although the clock is ticking on Peter Ohr’s tenure as the NLRB’s acting general counsel, with Jennifer Abruzzo’s nomination currently pending before the Senate, Ohr continues to actively advance a pro-labor agenda.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2021

Service on the Indianapolis Bar Association Board of Directors is an invaluable opportunity to play a role in the future of the legal community.

Posted on: Jun 17, 2021

As the trend to legalize marijuana continues across various states, employers must stay abreast of rapidly changing developments. In addition to obvious concerns about employees who may report to work under the influence of marijuana, employers face the challenge of staying compliant with state and federal laws.

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: May 13, 2021

While working at home, for albeit a relatively short period of time, I realized that the health of my professional working relationships was suffering. Perhaps you are still working from home. Perhaps you are still primarily attending meetings virtually. Perhaps you feel the same way.

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 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.

Posted on: Apr 9, 2021

Thanks to the help of Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, the IndyBar Legislative Committee is currently monitoring select government practice-related legislation.


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