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Posted on: Nov 30, 2018


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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Giving Back: A Short List of Things You Can do This Holiday Season
By Julie Andrews, Cohen & Malad LLP
It's the dawning of the season of giving! Many of us are in an adversarial role every day, which can be draining. One way to recharge is to help people that are less fortunate and in need of even basic items.
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California Class Action: Scooters a Public Nuisance, Cause Unrest
Intro by Steve Runyan, Kroger Gardis & Regas LLP

As scooters take over Indianapolis, California courts are now faced with a class-action nuisance complaint against scooter companies Lime and Bird. The California plaintiffs allege to have been hit by a scooter, tripped over a scooter, or had a scooter strike a vehicle.
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Justice Sandra Day O'Connor: A Lasting Legacy for Women
By Jayna M. Cacioppo, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

On October 23, retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor announced that she had been diagnosed “with the beginning stages of dementia, probably Alzheimer’s disease.” Ironically, when Justice O’Connor retired from the Supreme Court in 2006, it was to care for her husband who had suffered from Alzheimer’s for almost two decades.
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Pro Bono for Government Attorneys
By Nicolette E. Mendenhall, Indiana Department of Transportation

A few years have passed since the revisions were made to Rule 6.7 of the Indiana Rules of Professional Conduct that now requires Indiana attorneys to report the number of pro bono hours they provide. Although pro bono service is not mandatory, as stated by the rules and their comments, it is a responsibility and obligation of all attorneys, including government attorneys, to provide pro bono services to those of limited means. 
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CME by Video, Computer and More? January 1 Amendment Says So!
Effective January 1, 2019, the rules have been changed for how we can obtain Continuing Mediation Education (CME) credits. Previously the rules did not allow for CMEs delivered by "video, computer, internet, telephone, or other electronic means."
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