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Posted on: Aug 4, 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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The Parents are Not Alright: Adding E-Learning to a Full Plate
By By Kellie M. Barr, Indiana University Health, and Matthew B. Barr, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Many schools throughout the Indianapolis area have chosen to push back their start dates or have an all virtual start, and it's possible that local or state officials will eventually mandate that all schools follow suit. This fall will bring even more uncertainty into our lives as we send our children back to school. So, what is a working parent to do?
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How Could the Homebuilding Industry Change Moving Forward?
By Jack Donaldson, Westport Homes
As states are reopening and many workers return to the physical office, several companies and their employees have adjusted to the work-from-home construct. Some have even embraced the idea. If this becomes a trend beyond the short-term, we may see the preferences of homebuyers begin to evolve along with the trend. Homebuilders have taken notice
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Fiduciary Duties: More Than Just The Golden Rule
Prepared by the Business Law Section Executive Committee
The unique financial problems occasioned by COVID-19, and the lockdown responses of federal, state and municipal governments, draw into sharp focus the fiduciary duties of directors and officers when addressing economic distress for their entities. These fiduciary duties vary according to the jurisdiction in which the entity is organized.
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Your Kids Aren't Too Young to Talk About Race: Resource Roundup
So you’ve realized your kids aren’t too young to talk about race, so now what? Pretty Good Design has rounded up some resources for you to start.
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Legal Ethics and Technology: The Duty of Competence
By Helen Geib, Hoover Hull Turner LLP
As lawyers we must be guided by the Rules of Professional Conduct in all aspects of our work. Today that includes competence in relevant technology. Technology is deeply embedded in contemporary legal practice, while data security is a universal concern across the legal sector. Litigators additionally must contend with the evolving demands of e-discovery.
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