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Posted on: Mar 5, 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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Body Language Expert and Celebrity Lie Detector to Open Bench Bar 2020
By Joni Sedberry, Harrison & Moberly LLP
“What if you could get exactly what you want in life by reading and understanding the body language of murderers?” asks Janine Driver, New York Times best-selling author and award-winning keynote speaker. With more than 16 years of experience as a federal law enforcement officer within the Department of Justice, Driver will be presenting the opening plenary session for the 2020 Bench Bar Conference in French Lick this summer from June 18-20.
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Getting to Know You: The Art of Interpersonal Communications at Mediation
By Joan Champagne, White & Champagne
As a mediator, I enjoy attending mediation when I am representing a litigant as I always take something away from the mediation for the benefit of my mediation practice. This week was no exception.
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Elder Fraud: How to Protect Your Loved Ones
By Rebecca Geyer, Rebecca Geyer & Associates PC
The elderly are one of the most vulnerable segments of the population. Easily tricked into a scheme, their gullibility often accompanies a lifetime of accumulated assets allowing for potential payment to awaiting recipients. Sadly, one of the biggest perpetrators of schemes against elderly adults are their own family members. Some older adults inadvertently give away thousands of dollars because the effects of dementia-related illnesses may leave them unable to distinguish between legitimate bills and solicitations which come in the mail. 
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2020 WOTUS Rule
By Don Snemis and Amy Berg, both of Ice Miller LLP
On January 23, 2020, U.S. EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers finalized the 2020 Navigable Waters Protection Rule. The 2020 Rule redefines the scope of waters subject to federal regulation under the Clean Water Act. The Rule replaces the 2015 WOTUS Rule and is intended to provide predictability and consistency in evaluating whether water bodies are subject to federal regulation.  
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Women in the Law: Reflections from a Mother-at-Law
By Susan E. Farley for The Bencher
Undeniably, women have made great inroads into the private practice of law during my 35-year career. Yet, I believe working full time while simultaneously raising children remains a challenging hurdle to overcome.
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