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

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Posted on: Sep 29, 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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Earthquakes, Hurricanes and Wildfires: What Should Your Clients be Considering if Their Employees are Affected by a Natural Disaster?
By Whitney Caldwell and Emily L. Connor, both of Littler Mendelson PC
In the aftermath of the recent hurricanes, wildfires, and earthquakes, business clients are wondering how natural disasters impact their legal obligations as employers, as well as what legal resources are available to assist affected employees. In Indiana, we have been fortunate enough to avoid the brunt of these natural disasters, but our clients’ employees have been heavily affected.
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Pay It Forward
By Jenna L. Heavner, Mallor Grodner LLP
Life is just busy, right? And then we’re told to give back. Volunteer. Serve on a board. Take on pro bono work. Join a committee. It’s hard to find time for these “extra” things – and even harder to justify the associated costs and loss of billable time.
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Indiana Department of Local Government Finance: Leadership Change
By Justin Swanson, Bose Public Affairs Group
The Indiana Department of Local Government Finance will have new leadership with the departure of Commissioner Courtney Schaafsma. Schaafsma has been nominated by Indiana Office of Management and Budget Director Micah Vincent to serve as executive director of the state’s Distressed Unit Appeals Board.
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Building Blocks of Effective Keyword Search
By Helen Geib, QDiscovery
Keyword searching is an eDiscovery workhorse. Legal teams rely on keyword searches for responsiveness, privilege and issue-based document reviews. Familiarity can breed complacency and many lawyers take searching for granted.
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Learfield and IMG College to Merge
Learfield and IMG College have agreed to a blockbuster merger that will combine the two marketing and media behemoths in college sports, sources say.
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