Laura B. Frost | Hodges & Davis Law Firm Northwest Indiana

On November 11-13, 2020, Attorney Laura Frost and Attorney Emilie Hunt attended the American Health Law Association’s annual three day seminar.  Topics presented at the seminar included Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statutes, Medicare Parts A through D, and recent developments in Telehealth.  If you or someone you know are interested in learning more about these issue, please contact Attorney Laura Frost or Attorney Emilie Hunt at Hodges and Davis for more information.

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Bonnie C. Coleman | Hodges & Davis Law Firm Northwest Indiana

At the end of September, Attorney Bonnie Coleman participated in the Boys & Girls Clubs of Indiana Area Council meeting.  The focus of the meeting was on event planning and fund raising for non-profit organizations during the pandemic.  The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana recently completed two virtual fund raising opportunities which were very successful and both virtual events were shared with the other members of the council.  Attorney Bonnie Coleman is the chairperson of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana’s Resource Development Committee.

 

Hodges & Davis-November 2020

Shawn D. Cox | Hodges & Davis Law Firm Northwest Indiana

On September 24, 2020, Attorney Shawn Cox was a co-presenter at a continuing legal education seminar put on by the Bankruptcy Section of the Lake County Indiana Bar Association.  The subject of Attorney Cox’s presentation was pre and post bankruptcy issues related to property owners associations.  If you or someone else are interested in learning more about this issue, please contact Attorney Shawn Cox at Hodges and Davis for more information.

 Hodges & Davis-November 2020

On October 10, 2020, Attorney Carl Hall and other members of the Demotte/Kankakee Valley Rotary Club assembled hand sanitizer stations for placement in certain areas in the Town of DeMotte.  The materials to assemble the stations were donated by local Demotte businesses.  The hand sanitizer stations are one of many community service projects the Demotte/Kankakee Valley Rotary Club have planned as part of their community service initiative.

Hodges and Davis- October 2020

 

Pictured below are completed hand sanitizer stations and Attorney Hall

Shawn D. Cox | Hodges & Davis Law Firm Northwest Indiana

On August 14 and 15, 2020, Attorney Shawn Cox attended the Sigmund J. Beck Advanced Bankruptcy Roundtable Seminar in Evansville, Indiana. The program is an annual “Masters Series Seminar” conducted through the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, and it focuses on issues related to Chapter 11 bankruptcies. This was Attorney Cox’s fourth consecutive year attending the annual event.  If you or someone you know has questions regarding bankruptcy, please contact Shawn Cox at Hodges and Davis for more information.

 

Hodges & Davis-September 2020

Benjamin T. Ballou | Hodges & Davis Law Firm Northwest Indiana

On August 28, 2020, Attorney Benjamin T. Ballou and Attorney R. Lawrence Steele attended the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum’s seminar on Probate and Trust Litigation.  Some of the topics presented at the seminar included: applicability of the Indiana “Deadman Statutes”, No Contest Clauses and the use of Mediation in Probate and Trust litigation .   If you or someone you know is interested in discussing issues related to Trust and Probate laws, please contact Benjamin T. Ballou at Hodges and Davis for more information.

 

Hodges & Davis-September 2020

On August 14 and August 15, 2020, Attorney Emilie Hunt attended the annual Advanced Elder Law Seminar at Fair Oaks Farm in Fair Oaks, Indiana.  Topics presented at the seminar included: Medicaid issues including the treatment of the retirement account of a Medicaid applicant or their spouse, Medicaid estate recovery, Medicaid changes due to COVID-19, advance care planning in Indiana and proposed legislation, and beneficiary distribution changes under the Secure Act.   If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about elder law, please contact Emilie Hunt at Hodges and Davis for more information.

 

Hodges & Davis-September 2020

Attorney Carl Hall was recently selected to be on the Board of Directors for the DeMotte/Kankakee Valley Rotary Club and serve as the club’s Treasurer.  The Demotte/Kankakee Valley Rotary Club serves the greater northern Jasper County area encompassing Demotte and Wheatfield and is a part of Rotary International.  The goal of Rotary is to unite people and take action to create lasting change in our communities.

 

Hodges and Davis-August 2020

Steven J. Scott | Hodges & Davis Law Firm Northwest Indiana

On August 18, 2020, Attorney Steven Scott attended the Indianapolis Virtual EEO Seminar.  The seminar included presentations from employment professionals from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on new changes to federal and state employment laws and inclusion in the workplace.  If you or your organization are interested in learning more about employment laws and the requirements under state and federal laws, please contact Steven J. Scott at Hodges and Davis for more information.

 

The information contained herein does not constitute legal advice, nor does it establish an attorney/client relationship.

Hodges and Davis, P.C. – August 2020

Benjamin T. Ballou | Hodges & Davis Law Firm Northwest Indiana

In July of 2020, the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission issued an opinion advising lawyers about the ethical risks of third party comments or tags on a lawyer’s social media. The opinion was in response to a prospective or hypothetical question regarding the ethical rules of attorneys and how the rules apply to the hypothetical scenario.

In the opinion, the Commission discusses the “minefield” attorneys must negotiate in monitoring their social media pages and the risks involved in not doing so.

This is the third formal written advisory opinion issued since the Commission began the practice in April of 2018. It is the first advisory opinion issued in 2020.

To read the full advisory opinion please click the link below:

https://www.in.gov/judiciary/discipline/files/dc-opn-1-20.pdf

 

The information provided does not constitute legal advice, nor does it establish an attorney/client relationship.  If you have any questions regarding the contents of this article, please contact the attorneys at Hodges and Davis.

 

Hodges & Davis- August 2020