Bar Talk March: Legal News You Need to Know - IndyBar Blog

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Posted on: Mar 31, 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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About that Bench Bar Conference...
By Deetta M. Steinmetz, Indianapolis Legal Aid Society
Take a look here for a personal testimonial to why attending the Bench Bar Conference is a great idea for you!
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Eleven Semi-Finalists for Pending Supreme Court Vacancy
By Chris Engel, Clark Quinn Moses Scott & Grahn LLP
After 17 years of service on the Indiana Supreme Court, Justice Robert Rucker will retire on May 12, 2017. To fill Justice Rucker’s vacancy, the Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission held first round interviews on March 21st and March 22nd for 20 candidates.
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The Purpose Behind Patent Law and What it Means for You
By Douglas G. Gallagher, SmithAmundsen LLC
Businesses can endure substantial property damage and, perhaps more importantly, lost revenue from civil disruptions caused by rioting and vandalism. Fortunately, business owners have a multitude of coverage options for these disruptions and should firmly resist an insurer’s attempt to deny or limit coverage.
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Ax These Terms from Your Legal Writing
As appellate practitioners, we continuously strive to improve our legal writing and find ways to tighten up our prose. In a column for the ABA Journal, Bryan Garner, editor of Black’s Law Dictionary, offers a “blacklist” of words “that do nothing but blemish the documents that contain them.”
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Seventh Circuit Affirms Dismissal of First Amendment and Fourteenth Amendment Claims by Law Enforcement Officer
By Ryan P. Sink, Fox Williams & Sink LLC
On February 17, 2017, the Seventh Circuit in Roake v. Forest Preserve District of Cook County, et al, affirmed dismissal of a police officer’s claims under the First and Fourteenth Amendments.
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