Jennifer Nelson, editor, began writing for Indiana Lawyer in spring 2007. She previously was a reporter for IBJ Media’s Court & Commercial Record for 14 months. She spent five years as managing editor of Indiana Lawyer before becoming editor in December 2015.

Nelson won a second-place award in 2008 from the Indiana Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists for an IL story about the lack of resources for jurors who have to witness grueling evidence during criminal trials. While writing for CCR, she won first-place and second-place awards for business writing from the Hoosier State Press Association.

Nelson graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor's in journalism and political science. After graduation, she freelanced for several publications before joining IBJ Media. In the fall and winter, she and her husband can be found in Bloomington cheering on the Hoosiers in football and basketball.

Recent Articles

331 join Indiana bar Tuesday

October 11, 2016
After receiving advice Tuesday to follow their passions and guard their reputations, 331 people became new lawyers in the state of Indiana.

Man who attacked officers not insane during incident

September 30, 2016
The Indiana Court of Appeals rejected a defendant’s claim that he was insane when he charged at, bit and spit at officers while he was in jail, but that his behavior was a result of his drug withdrawal.

Posey County man’s convictions for rape, confinement of woman affirmed

September 30, 2016
The past drug use of the woman who was held against her will for nearly two months and repeatedly raped was not relevant to the criminal trial of the man who abducted her, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Friday.

Indiana Tech fails key test: 1 grad passes bar

September 21, 2016
The state’s newest law school has been mum about the dismal results and what’s next for the school and its students.

Mother fails to prove entitlement to coverage after untimely payment

September 16, 2016
The Indiana Court of Appeals affirmed summary judgment in favor of a Hendricks County woman’s insurer on her suit alleging breach of contract after the insurance company declined to cover her son’s auto accident, which occurred after she let her coverage lapse for nonpayment.

Appeal process bumps up February bar exam passage rate

September 14, 2016
The February 2016 Indiana Bar Exam results have been amended to reflect those who successfully appealed their initial failure, resulting in a 4-percentage-point increase in the overall pass rate.

Property award to ex-girlfriend of longtime boyfriend affirmed

September 14, 2016
A trial court correctly awarded certain property to a woman who filed a complaint against her longtime partner for unjust enrichment after the two broke up after a 17-year relationship, the Indiana Court of Appeals held.

Lone Indiana Tech Law student passes July exam

September 13, 2016
The inaugural graduating class of Indiana Tech Law School in Fort Wayne set a goal of a 100 percent bar passage rate, but a review of the names of successful July applicants reveals only one Indiana Tech student passed the Indiana Bar Exam.

Builder’s statute of limitations defense prevails in COA

September 8, 2016
The Indiana Court of Appeals reversed summary judgment in favor of construction supplier on its breach of contract claim against a builder to which it provided a line of credit. The appellate court agreed with the defendants' claims that the lawsuit was time-barred.

COA affirms developer’s liability on defaulted property

August 31, 2016
A real estate developer whose project had to be sold after the company defaulted on the mortgage is on the hook for nearly half the owed price based on a contract he signed as guarantor, the Indiana Court of Appeals affirmed.
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Recent Blog Posts

How do managing partners manage their social media?

September 17, 2014
Do you have a LinkedIn account? If you are a managing partner, then you most likely do, although your online presence may be begrudgingly, depending on your age.

No socks, big problem for 1 attorney

September 4, 2014
The order from Blackford Circuit Judge Dean Young has made headlines this week, requesting that Marion attorney Todd A. Glickfield put on some socks before heading to court.

Open floor plans the way of the future

August 27, 2014
In an effort to encourage mobility and collaboration and save money, walls are coming down in offices and work spaces are becoming more open.

Was work/life balance question sexist?

August 7, 2014
Indiana Justice Loretta Rush was asked during her interview about maintaining a work/life balance. But none of the men were asked about that issue at their subsequent interviews.

Jurors heeding judges’ requests not to use social media

July 31, 2014
Nearly 500 federal judges responded to a request by the Federal Judicial Center to report on how frequently jurors used social media to communicate during trials and deliberations over the past two years. The judges’ response: not that often.
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