June 24, 2013 by Kathryn Dolan
Caleb McKinsey earned a standing ovation at CASA Day. While the State House gathering included remarks from lawmakers, volunteers, and other supporters, Caleb’s words caught the most attention.
The 18-year-old former CASAYouth stood before the crowded audience and performed a rap.
I’ve been evaluated by a bunch of doctors
Educated but never been situated
Nothin’ but reinstated and [...]
June 24, 2013 by Aubrey Woods
The name of a former Jackson circuit judge who sometimes opened his home to troubled youth now graces a residential home he helped establish to serve those youth more than 30 years ago.
“Dad grew up in challenging circumstances and empathized with kids who do,” Indianapolis attorney Doug Brown said of his father, the late Robert [...]
June 24, 2013 by Res Gestae
There is a new, statewide method of delivering pro bono advice to the public. The Indiana Bar Foundation and the Indiana Pro Bono Commission have worked with their Tennessee counterparts to bring online a system for providing legal advice to the public.
“Think of it as a ‘Talk to a Lawyer’ program in which you can [...]
June 24, 2013 by Hon. Larry W. Medlock
“Prepare for Glory” … “When I ask you who you are, you will respond in a loud and boisterous manner: I AM A SPARTAN! Look at the Spartan on your right, look at the Spartan on your left, you will draw strength from him or her, you will not let them fail. You [...]
June 24, 2013 by Jasmine Parson
As law schools across the country face the possibility of decreased enrollment of first year law students, the Indiana Conference for Legal Education Opportunity (ICLEO) Fellowship program continues on a progressive path of growth. In early April 2013, the Law School Admission Council (LSAC) reported 52,066 applicants to ABA-accredited law schools for the fall 2013 [...]
May 6, 2013 by Elana Salzman
“The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.”
The same can be said of our courts, particularly those that deal with children in abuse or neglect cases.
Juvenile courts handling termination of parental rights (TPR) and Children in Need of Services (CHINS) cases are faced daily with the dilemma [...]
May 6, 2013 by Jeffrey Bercovitz
In the first comprehensive revision since their adoption, the Indiana Supreme Court recently amended Indiana’s Parenting Time Guidelines (Guidelines). The Guidelines, which were first effective March 31, 2001, were revised in 2008 concerning parental relocation. The new Guidelines became effective March 1, 2013.
Preparation of Parenting Time Guideline revisions
The Guidelines are a product of the [...]
May 6, 2013 by Editor
The Indiana Supreme Court is interested in obtaining comments from judges, attorneys and the general public as it considers changes to the following Rules of Court:
Waiver of Counsel by Juveniles:
new rule dealing with procedure before a child can say he does not want an attorney
allow certain electronic transcripts to be filed on appeal
May 6, 2013 by Sarah Kidwell
OnTuesday, February 19, 2013, members of the Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA) Leadership Development Academy (LDA) joined several members of the Indiana Supreme Court over lunch at the State House in Indianapolis.
The Leadership Development Academy is a statewide leadership program established by the ISBA to help develop and empower young lawyers to become leaders in [...]
May 6, 2013 by Dr. Elizabeth Osborn
In 2012 more than 1.5 million cases were filed in Indiana courts. All of those cases, one way or another, passed through the hands of court staff in one of Indiana’s 92 county court systems. Very few find their way to the appellate courts in Indianapolis, but just what does happen to them [...]