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Indiana Court of Appeals in session at IU Northwest

March 9 oral argument part of Indiana State Bar Association Leadership Development Academy


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Indiana University Northwest invites the campus and greater Northwest Indiana community to attend an oral argument held on campus before the Indiana Court of Appeals. Scheduled for 1 p.m., Friday, March 9 in the Bruce W. Bergland Auditorium, this rare opportunity will shed light on the operations and customs of the state legal process.

The educational session, part of the Indiana State Bar Association Leadership Development Academy, will address, “The Case for Diversity in Leadership.”

The oral argument before the Indiana Court of Appeals will be Richard Leggs v. State of Indiana (49A02-1105-CR-522).

According to IN.gov, Richard Leggs was charged with and convicted of eight offenses, all arising out of an incident where he stabbed his wife and prevented her from leaving their apartment.

Leggs argues on appeal that he should not have been convicted of two counts of criminal confinement because there was only one continuing confinement. Multiple counts were improperly enhanced based on the same use of a deadly weapon; one of the charges was flawed, Leggs maintains in the appeal, because it did not allege he acted with criminal intent.

The panel members of the Indiana Court of Appeals will be the Honorable Cale J. Bradford, the Honorable Melissa S. May, and the Honorable Paul D. Mathias.

The Indiana State Bar Association Leadership Development Academy is a statewide leadership program established to empower and develop lawyers to be informed, committed and involved so that they may fill significant leadership roles in local and state bar associations, local communities and organizations and to serve as role models in matters of ethics and professionalism.

For more information, please contact Kathy Malone, at (219) 980-6701 or kalmalon@iun.edu