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Posted on: May 18, 2015
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The latest legal scoop to keep you in the loop: Here are the top five stories from the IndyBar this month.

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The Talk: The First Step in End-of-Life Healthcare Planning
By Lori M. Craig, Attorney at Law
May is Elder Law Awareness Month. Check out this post for information on how to begin a conversation on end-of-life health care planning with a loved one.
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HB1304: What It Means for Juvenile Justice
By Jenny P. Harrison, Marion County Public Defender Agency
On Tuesday, May 5, Gov. Mike Pence signed HB1304, which contains several new provisions in regards to juveniles. This article has more information about what changes will take effect as a result of this bill.
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Social Media Evidence
By Richard A. Mann, Richard A. Mann PC
The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled 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. This article explains what this means for admitting social media evidence in the future.
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This Isn't Your Grandfather's ADR!
By Miriam Rich, Rich Legal Services
Whether mediation or arbitration, mini-trials or private judges, many more litigators are utilizing ADR tools. See this post for more details on the ways ADR is changing the legal practice.
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Inventor's Declaration Necessary to File RCE in 371 Applications
By Marcelo S. Copat and William S. Meyers, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
The United States Patent and Trademark Office is revising the rules of practice to implement Title I of the Patent Law Treaties Implementation Act of 2012. The revision was effective May 13, 2015. Find out more information in this post.
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