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

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Posted on: Jul 28, 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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E-Filing Tips from Judge Eichholtz
By Hon. Steven R. Eichholtz, Marion Superior Court
Get the inside scoop straight from the bench! Our very own Judge Eichholtz has advice, requests and tips on the new e-filing procedure. 
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Significant Changes Coming to Paternity Court
In an effort to better serve the litigants and members of the bar, the court is implementing some new changes with the hopes of providing better access and improving the turn around time to resolution. With that in mind, please make note of these changes and take advantage of them whenever possible.
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Get Your Hands DIRTY: Volunteer at Indy Urban Acres with the Environmental Law Section and the Indy Attorneys Network
By Michael J. Reeder, Hatchett & Hauck LLP
Join fellow IndyBar members on Friday, August 25 from 9 a.m. to noon to plant and harvest produce that goes straight to local food pantries through a partnership with Gleaners Food Bank. Give back to your local community while networking with your colleagues!
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Give Yourself—and Your Phone—a Break!
By Tara K. H. Rabiola, Cairns & Rabiola LLP
By sending a quick email to your client from your phone at 7:30 p.m. on a Thursday evening or responding to a text on a Saturday morning, you are setting your client up to expect these types of communication any time they decide to contact you.
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Fair Credit Reporting Act Compliance for Employers
By Laurie E. Martin, Hoover Hull Turner LLP
Employers who obtain third-party background checks on applicants or current employees or who use outside counsel or other consultants to perform internal investigations must ensure compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
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Indiana Joins Amicus Brief Defending Congressional Review Act
Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill has added his name to a list of 14 state attorneys general voicing their support for the Congressional Review Act, saying the act protects the sovereignty of the states and provides them with a mechanism for relief from federal agency overreach. 
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