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Posted on: Jan 3, 2017

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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Preview to the 120th Indiana General Assembly
The 120th Indiana General Assembly begins the first week of January with the Senate and House going into session on January 3 and January 4, 2017.
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Types of Valuation Engagements
Jason Thompson of Sponsel CPA Group provides this article, outlining two options for business asset valuation which family law practitioners may consider in preparing their cases.
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The Parameters and Pitfalls of Payments to Fact Witnesses
Trial lawyers of a certain age were taught in law school that it is unethical to pay a fact witness more than the statutory fees for attendance at trial and coverage of travel expenses. Most jurisdictions, however, permit some form of fact witness compensation. Since payment rules vary from state to state, lawyers should closely examine the law of the subject jurisdiction.
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#TalkToMe: The Number One Reason You Should Talk to Strangers
Spoiler Alert: People are nice! So why is the majority of the American population still hesitant when it comes to walking up to strangers to ask for help or to engage in conversation? Rachel Wolfson for HuffPost tells you why it's important to talk to strangers.
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Where Does Donald Trump Stand on Environmental Issues?
By Colin Connor, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP
Environmental attorneys, like the rest of the country, are curious what impact Donald Trump’s election will have on the country. Specifically, there is much speculation about what impact Trump’s election will have on environmental policy.
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