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Posted on: Feb 3, 2020


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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Meet Judge Jennifer Harrison
By Shaunestte Terrell, Cohen & Malad LLP
The Criminal Justice Section is starting the year off with an exciting new program! Criminal court judges will be hosting “Lunch with the Bench” events throughout 2020. Our first event is Feb. 12 and will be hosted by Hon. Jennifer Harrison of Criminal Division 20. In order to give you a little insight into who Judge Harrison is as a person and judge, IndyBar member Shaunestte Terrell sat down with her to ask her a few rapid-fire questions.
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New Year’s Resolutions for Mediators That You Can Keep!
By Joan Champagne, White & Champagne
The day that most people give up on their New Year’s resolutions (for those of us who make New Year’s resolutions) has come and gone. According to research, Jan. 17 is the day that most New Year’s resolutions fail, but it is not too late to resolve to become more involved with the Indianapolis Bar Association and Foundation!s.
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IndyBar Announces Reduced CLE Rate for New Lawyers
The IndyBar is making legal education more accessible than ever. Get the info (and the credits) you need to succeed with our newly-reduced rates on CLE programs! Effective immediately, attorney members in practice eight or fewer years pay just $20 per credit hour at any one of the IndyBar's more than 150 CLE programs held annually.
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Four Areas of Your Law Firm to Take a Fresh Look at in 2020
Intro by Jane Glynn, Glynn Law
The start of a new year is an ideal time for solo practitioners and small law firm attorneys to take stock of their law firms’ operations over the last year and determine what they can do better in the year ahead.
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Seventh Circuit Reminds Us: An Employee’s FMLA Notice Requirements Are Not Onerous
By Kimberly D. Jeselskis, Jeselskis Brinkerhoff and Joseph LLC
In Valdivia v. Township High School District 214 , Noemi Valdivia worked successfully as an administrative assistant for Township High School District 214 located in Arlington Heights, Illinois until she began experiencing severe psychological problems that ultimately led to the end of her employment. She sued the District under the Family and Medical Leave Act, claiming that it interfered with her rights under the Act by failing to provide her with notice or information about her right to take job-protected leave.
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