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Advisory opinion regarding lawyer social media

July 13, 2020 | Notice

The Disciplinary Commission has issued an opinion advising lawyers about the ethical risks of third party comments or tags on a lawyer's social media. This is the third formal, written advisory opinion issued since the Commission began the practice in April 2018. It is the first advisory opinion issued in 2020.

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Statement on Race & Equity from Chief Justice Rush

June 5, 2020 | Statement

The gravity of the events across the country and here in Indiana demanding equity--both peaceful protests and violent outbursts--require a response from the judicial branch. The courts play a vital role in our society's aim toward justice for all. Courts are the hallowed halls within which justice is sought. It is guaranteed by due process and equal protection rights. But, if their power is abused, courts can be complicit in perpetuating the bias and inequity that are carved in our nation's history. As Chief Justice of Indiana, I want to make known that we can and must do better.

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July 1 - Reddy, Reger, Weissmann nominees for Court of Appeals vacancy

June 30 - Public invited to comment on proposed rule changes

June 29 - Watch live trial court proceedings online

June 23 - Interviews for Court of Appeals finalists set for July 1

June 10 - Commission selects 7 finalists for Court of Appeals second interview

June 9 - Nominating Commission names 3 finalists for Allen County judicial position

June 5 - Statement on Race & Equity from Chief Justice Rush

June 4 - Allen County judicial applicant interviews adjusted for social distancing

June 1 - Court of Appeals applicant interviews to be held remotely

May 22 - Court of Appeals of Indiana Senior Judge Michael P. Barnes dies at 72

May 7 - Indiana July bar exam will be a one-day remote test

May 1 - Indiana Supreme Court to hold May oral arguments remotely

April 28 - Attorney swearing in ceremony to be held remotely

April 24 - Change in schedule for Court of Appeals applicant interviews

April 23 - Allen County judicial applicant interviews June 9

April 3 - Extension of emergency orders for trial courts

April 3 - Release assessment of low-risk, non-violent juveniles and jail inmates a local effort

March 31 - Adjustments to court operations designed to help meet legal needs in response to COVID-19

March 27 - Interview times set for Court of Appeals applicants

March 23 - Judicial Branch operations adjust to mirror state response to COVID-19

March 16 - Indiana Judicial Branch continues to respond to COVID-19

March 13 - Discipline charges filed against Adams County judge

March 9 - Marion County judges qualified by Commission