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

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Posted on: Aug 25, 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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Prosecutors and Health Care Need Tools to Fight Opiate Epidemic
By Patricia A. Baldwin, President, Indiana Association of Prosecuting Attorneys
The Indiana Drug Prevention, Treatment and Enforcement Task Force has released a plan for dealing with the State’s opiate epidemic. Laudably, the plan proposes increased prevention and treatment efforts. However, the plan lacks meaningful enforcement proposals, without which the prospects of controlling the epidemic through prevention and treatment are impossible.
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Bottom Line: Take Care of Yourself!
By Lindsay R. Faulkenberg, Kids' Voice of Indiana
Bottom line: take care of yourselves! Take time off! I know that's easier said then done, but perhaps these stories will strike a chord.
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Volunteers Needed for Fall Paternity Court Mediation Day
By Phyllis Armstrong, Child Advocates
The IndyBar ADR Section Executive Committee is pleased to announce that we will host our Fall Mediation Day on September 22, 2017 at Barnes & Thornburg LLP. Through Mediation Day, we provide a service to our courts and community by volunteering our time to mediate several screened cases for litigants who qualify for modest means mediation.
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Innovations in Civil Jury Trials
By Timothy F. Devereux, Ladendorf Law
The Civil Jury Project at the NYU School of Law has researched various innovations that could be implemented into civil jury trials. This research looks at various practices from courts around the U.S. and in different countries in an effort to identify “best practices” and other innovative approaches to improve the quality of civil trials.
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EEOC Roundup
Want the latest updates on what's been happening with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission? Take a look here for the most recent roundup from the Labor & Employment Law Section Executive Committee.
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