03May/21

Fallen Heroes Blood Drive Aims To Save Lives

first_imgFallen Heroes Blood Drive Aims To Save LivesMAY 18TH, 2018 AMANDA PORTER INDIANAThe American Red Cross is honoring the men and women in the Hoosier state who served on law enforcement and made the ultimate sacrifice with the Fallen Heroes Blood Drive.After a memorial service for the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office and the Evansville Police Department, officers were encouraged to give back in a special way.The blood drive at the Fraternal Operation of Police Lodge 73 aimed to receive 20 pints of blood in hopes of saving others.From May until August, the American Red Cross is campaigning across Indiana with the Fallen Heroes blood drive.Community members in the Hoosier state can also volunteer to donate blood.Click here to see the times and locations for the Fallen Heroes blood drive. TwitterFacebook FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

03May/21

USI Holds Mental Health Summit for Struggling Veterans

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare USI Holds Mental Health Summit for Struggling VeteransJULY 18TH, 2018 MITCH ANGLE EVANSVILLE, INDIANAThe Department of Veterans Affairs held a mental health summit on the University of Southern Indiana’s campus today.This was done as a way to help veterans in the Tri-State who may be struggling with recourses to help.Recently, more effort has been made to help support the mental health of our veterans. Data has shown that summits, such as the one held today, are working.Dale Horaz, a spokesperson for the Suicide Prevention Program, say 20 veterans die by suicide every day. He explains that the number has been decreasing steadily, but there is still a lot of work to be done to eliminate suicides.USI’s Veteran, Military, and Family Resource Center have a guide to several community groups that offer support to veterans.That guide can be seen by clicking here.last_img read more

03May/21

Survey: Legal Profession Rife” With Bullying, Sexual Harassment

first_imgKatie Stancombe for www.theindianalawyer.comThe legal profession has a problem, according to the International Bar Association.The IBA conducted what it calls the largest ever global survey on bullying and sexual harassment in the legal workplace, interviewing nearly 7,000 people from 135 countries.Results from the survey revealed a common and unsettling trend that the legal profession is “rife” with bullying and sexual harassment, regardless of whether policies and training have been implemented to address it.Key findings of the study uncovered that in the workplace, one in three female attorneys have been sexually harassed, and half of the women have been bullied. In the United States, the survey found more than 45 percent of respondents said they had been bullied and at least 24 percent said they had been sexually harassed.Similarly, one in three men have been bullied at work and one in 14 have experienced sexual harassment. Nearly 57 percent of bullying cases went unreported, and 75 percent of sexual harassment cases were kept silent.“It is deeply shameful that our profession, predicated on the highest ethical standards, is rife with such negative workplace behaviors,” said IBA President Horacio Bernardes Neto, partner of Motta Fernandes Advogados in Sao Paulo, Brazil.“Bar associations, law societies, and law firms must lead by example and expose unacceptable behavior. The IBA will be undertaking a global engagement campaign to ensure that eradicating bullying and sexual harassment is prioritized. We must work for positive change,” Bernardes Neto said.Survey results note that 65 percent of practitioners who have been bullied in the workplace consider or ultimately leave their job, as did 37 percent of sexually harassed practitioners. The report further discovered that while policies are present in more than half of legal workplaces, their desired effects are lacking. Although training does have some positive impact, only one in five legal workplaces educates their staff to prevent and properly respond to bullying and sexual harassment.Survey respondents in workplaces with policies and training are just as likely to be bullied or sexually harassed as those at workplaces without, it concluded.“These types of behavior are insidious and must be confronted,” said IBA Executive Director Mark Ellis. “The legal profession has been called upon regularly to advise other industries on bullying and sexual harassment. However, our ability to drive broader change is undermined if our own house is not in order. The IBA will promote cross-sector collaboration to ensure these societal-wide issues are addressed.”Of respondents, 73 percent of respondents work in a law firm, with in-house lawyers and government lawyers comprising 9 and 5 percent, respectively. Members of the judiciary made up 3 percent. Most respondents were younger than 40, and 67 percent were women.The IBA offered 10 recommendations for change, including raising awareness, revising and reimplementing policies and standards, and gathering data to improve transparency on the issue, among other things.A second version of the study will be conducted in 2024 to provide further data on bullying and sexual harassment in the legal profession and will be compared to these results.“We should call out bad behavior and support those who suffer as a result of it,” the survey concludes. “It is incumbent on all members of the profession to work together to address these issues because the findings of this research are dawning upon us all.” FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

03May/21

CHANNEL 44 NEWS: Upcoming Supreme Court Cases

first_imgUpcoming Supreme Court CasesOn June 13th the Carltez v. Taylor trial will begin. Taylor was was convicted of murder and conspiracy to commit murder, and he received a sentence of life imprisonment without parole in the shooting of Javion Wilson in 2015. His lawyers says…FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

03May/21

Notre Dame Law Students Slated To Argue Before Military Appellate Court

first_img Notre Dame Law Students Slated To Argue Before Military Appellate CourtIL for www.theindianalawyer.comTwo Notre Dame Law School students will get the opportunity to argue before an international appellate court when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces hosts oral arguments at the school next week.The court, which has worldwide appellate jurisdiction over members of the armed forces on active duty and others subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice, will hear arguments in the case of United States v. Edward Mitchell on April 4. Notre Dame 2L Sean Flynn will argue for the United States, the appellant, while 2L Dominic Barceleau will argue for Edward Mitchell, the appellee.In the case, Mitchell, a sergeant in the Army, was charged before a general court-martial at Fort Hood, Texas, with numerous offenses involving the sexual assault and harassment of his ex-wife. Mitchell was ordered not to contact his ex-wife, but he continued to communicate with her through smartphone apps.A military judge granted Mitchell’s motion to suppress the contents of his phone, which he had unlocked and handed over to an investigator. The case turns on issues of the Fifth Amendment’s self-incrimination clause and the Edwards Rule, which holds that police must stop interrogating a suspect after he invokes the Fifth Amendment right to counsel, as Mitchell did.The American Civil Liberties Union, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the U.S. Air Force have each filed amicus briefs in the case, as have Flynn, Barceleau and Notre Dame 3L Alyssa Hughes. Professors Jimmy Gurule, Marah McLeod and Stephen Smith will serve as the students’ supervising attorneys as they present oral arguments to the appellate court.“It’s extremely valuable for our students to see courts in action – especially a court as prestigious as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces,” Robert L. Jones, clinical professor of law and associate dean for experiential programs, said in a statement. “It’s a chance to see how judges think and how lawyers present arguments to a high-level court. The chance to argue at a court of this level in a real case is very unusual.”The oral arguments are open to the public and are scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. April 4 in the Patrick F. McCartan Courtroom in the Eck Hall of Law.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

03May/21

ICONIC ARTISTS UNITE FOR I LOVE THE ’90S TOUR AT FORD CENTER, SEPTEMBER 22

first_imgSalt-N-Pepa, Vanilla Ice, Color Me Badd, Coolio, Tone Loc and Rob Base take us back to the ‘90s in a hit packed, nostalgic night out (Evansville, IN) July 5, 2016 – Following early sold out shows and mounting demand from fans, I Love The ‘90s Tour continues to dominate the country as the nostalgia-driven go-to tour of beloved ‘90s acts. The once-in-a-lifetime lineup comes to Evansville for a nostalgia-driven blast from the past on Thursday, September 22, 7:30 p.m. at the Ford Center.The inaugural edition of I Love The ‘90s Tour invites attendees to reminisce about the trend-setting decade with some of the most iconic, indelible names in rap, hip hop and R&B. Audiences can expect to hear chart-topping hits like “Let’s Talk About Sex”, “Shoop,” “Ice, Ice Baby,” “I Wanna Sex You Up,” “All 4 Love,” “Gangsta’s Paradise,” “Funky Cold Medina,” “I Wanna Rock,” and more during a fun-filled night out that doubles as an arena-sized dance party.Houston Press praised the tour as “the live version of Yo! MTV Raps with Fab Five Freddy” and Entertainment Weekly said the “arena-sized dance party… promises to be all that and a bag of chips.”The tour kicked off with a few shows this spring, but popular demand turned it into a nationwide sensation. “It feels like you’re taking people back to a time in their lives that they really enjoyed,” Cheryl “Salt” James explained in USA Today about the tour’s appeal. “It’s just one big Nineties party.”Tickets are priced from $44.50 to $88.50 and may be purchased at the Ford Center Ticket Office, by phone 800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.For more information on I Love the 90’s Tour visit http://ilovethe90stour.com FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

03May/21

WEEKEND OFF TOPIC ” READERS FORUM”

first_imgWEEKEND OFF TOPIC “READERS FORUM”TELL US WHATS ON YOUR MIND TODAY?FOOTNOTE: Our next “IS IT TRUE” will be posted on this coming Monday?If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] “Readers Poll” question is: If the election was held today for the Republican primary for the 8th Congressional seat who would you vote for?Copyright 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributedFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

03May/21

“READERS FORUM” NOVEMBER 15, 2016

first_imgWHATS ON YOUR MIND TODAY?Todays “READERS POLL” question is: Do you feel it was wise for the Mayor to replace the Evansville Icemen with the Evansville Thunderbolts?Please take time and read our newest feature articles entitled “IU WOMEN’S-MENS SWIM AND DIVING TEAMS”.Also take time to read “BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS” posted in our sections.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] County Observer has been serving our community for 15 years.Copyright 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistribute.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more