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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Referring to a Problem Solving Court: Why it Makes Sense for Defense Attorneys and Prosecutors
By Joel A. Schneider, Marion County Public Defender Agency
Marion County has seven problem-solving courts that defendants can apply to and participate in. These include a pre and post-conviction mental health court, a male and female drug treatment court, a re-entry court, a veteran’s court and a felony diversion court. There may be some hesitation or lack of knowledge on both ends of the courtroom on screening someone for a problem-solving court. Outlined below are reasons why a defendant could be a good fit for a problem-solving court.
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Supreme Court Continues Its Review of Workplace Arbitration Agreements
By Kimberly D. Jeselskis, Katz Korin Cunningham
On May 21, 2018, in a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court held in a trio of cases that workplace arbitration agreements in which individual employees waive the right to pursue wage-and-hour class or collective claims in any forum are legally permissible. The decision sharply divided the court on ideological lines.
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Judicial Insights from E-Discovery Day
By Helen Geib, QDiscovery
Candid commentary from the bench was a highlight of this year's IndyBar E-Discovery Day program. Technology competence emerged as the major theme of the judicial panel. Proportionality and the role of e-discovery consultants were among the other interesting topics.
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My Experience at the Appellate Judges Education Institute Summit
By Rory S. Gallagher, Marion County Public Defender Agency
This fall, I had the esteemed privilege of attending the annual summit of the Appellate Judges Education Institute (AJEI) in Atlanta, Georgia. The Appellate Practice Section of the Indianapolis Bar Association generously provided me with a scholarship to make this experience possible. The summit was invaluable to my work as an appellate public defender, and I thank the IndyBar and the Appellate Practice Section members for their support.
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Understanding First-Year Associate Anxiety
You’re starting your brand-new career after a grueling three years of law school. You’re expected to work long hours and weekends, do work for many assigning attorneys and, in true lawyer fashion, believe that you are to be perfect and quick about all of your work. For first-year associates, the stress can become almost unbearable.
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