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Posted on: Aug 2, 2021

The latest legal scoop to keep you in the loop: Here are the top five stories from the IndyBar this month.

Posted on: Jul 23, 2021

One summer tradition that impacts all of us working in the criminal justice system is increased traffic enforcement. I know you have heard the slogans, “Click It or Ticket,” “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” “Drive High, Get a DUI,” etc. What you may not have realized is that each of these nifty slogans is commonly attached to millions of dollars of federal grant projects through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for these enforcement efforts. These campaigns are intended to drive down traffic fatalities by encouraging seatbelt usage, detecting and deterring impaired driving and other dangerous driving behavior.

Posted on: Jul 16, 2021

A lawyer from Washington State recently experienced the appellate practitioner’s version of the proverbial nightmare of sleeping through a final exam. On June 7, 2021, the lawyer was presenting at a virtual oral argument before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. A few minutes into the argument, the lawyer discovered he was arguing the wrong case.

Posted on: Jul 9, 2021

At the turn of the 21st century, gang culture dominated South Central Los Angeles. The two most prevalent gangs were the 11 Deuce Hoover and the Block Crips. Kiera Newsome's father, like most young men, had gravitated toward the gang lifestyle, so she was raised by her mother. Kiera's mother emphasized the importance of education and made sure her kids were receiving one.  

Posted on: Jul 2, 2021

Do you want to dive into a new book? Craving to get lost in a captivating podcast or TV show? The Women and the Law Division's #IMHO has just what you're looking for! Kayla Moody-Grant has our recommendation for this month: hot yoga.

Posted on: Jun 25, 2021

The latest legal scoop to keep you in the loop: Here are the top five stories from the IndyBar this month.

Posted on: Jun 18, 2021

As anyone trying to buy a house in 2021 knows: demand is high, supply is low, competition is fierce and it seems like people have lost their minds. With inventory scarce for existing homes, you might think this is the perfect scenario for homebuilders to ramp up supply. Unfortunately, new home construction has its own set of challenges adding to the headache.

Posted on: Jun 11, 2021

Need advice on how to make this year’s Bench Bar Conference the best one ever? IndyBar member and longtime attendee of the Bench Bar Conference Claire Emswiller is here to answer your inquiries, dish out advice and get everyone ready to get back down to Louisville and enjoy a few days with your friends.

Posted on: Jun 4, 2021

I think we can all agree it would have been better if we had never heard of COVID-19. But I am grateful that its emergence gave us the ability to slow down (albeit briefly, because now we seem to be going at break-neck speed!) and really assess our business needs. Through it, we learned we don’t need a large office with all the overhead that goes along with it. We can serve our clients just as well from our home offices while still having the ability to meet in person when needed.

Posted on: May 28, 2021

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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