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Law is all about the rankings

September 16, 2011
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Another group throws its hat into the ring of law-related rankings with a “best” summer associate program list. Because law students don’t have enough lists of rankings to obsess about.
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Want a job? Go rural

September 8, 2011
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Living and working in a city has its advantages, but you may have better luck finding a job in rural America.
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Bidding for public defense work

September 1, 2011
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One state is considering having attorneys submit bids to provide certain legal services to the poor for a fixed fee.
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Children file ridiculous lawsuit against mother

August 31, 2011
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Maybe you’d like to sue your parents for dressing you horribly as a child or not letting you get your nose pierced when you were a teen, but you’d never really file a lawsuit – unless you’re these two kids from Illinois.
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Donations buying favorable rulings?

August 22, 2011
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A flyer for a Marion County judge’s re-election campaign could be interpreted as donors being able to buy “favorable rulings.”
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Report says sentencing reforms can save cash, lower crime rates

August 10, 2011
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A new report released by the American Civil Liberties Union touts changes that “tough on crime” states have made to reduce incarceration rates, save money, and lower crime rates. It also mentions Indiana’s efforts in sentencing reform.
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Put the camera away in hospitals

August 5, 2011
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Some hospitals are keeping the camcorders out the delivery room. Is it for patient safety or hopes of avoiding lawsuits?
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Services go online

August 4, 2011
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The new Clerk of the Courts portal is up and running and registration has gone 21st century. What are your thoughts about paying fees and managing trust accounts online?
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Illinois attorney to visit Indiana prison for 16 months

August 3, 2011
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The attorney from Illinois that tried to sneak drugs into the federal prison in Terre Haute now gets to spend some time in prison thanks to his lapse in judgment.
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ABA asking for more employment info from law schools

July 28, 2011
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The American Bar Association’s 2011 annual questionnaire to ABA-approved law schools will require more information from the schools on employment and placement of graduates.
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Iowa considers less transparency in discipline process

July 26, 2011
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Iowa’s Supreme Court will consider a proposal that would allow confidentiality in disciplinary proceedings in exchange for lawyers agreeing to have their licenses suspended.
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ABA urges firms to form disaster plans

July 21, 2011
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At its annual meeting in August, the American Bar Association will emphasize the importance of law firm disaster plans.
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Top-paid general counsel

July 20, 2011
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Two corporate counsel with Indiana-based companies are among the best-paid general counsel in the country.
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Legal writing pet peeves

July 15, 2011
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What phrase or aspect of legal writing do you cringe at when you read? Do you wish you could eradicate a certain saying from legal briefs?
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Televising local trials

July 13, 2011
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Broadcasting trials online and on TV would benefit the public, but it does have its negatives as shown by the recent Casey Anthony trial.
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Recent law school grads make less money

July 11, 2011
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Here’s something new attorneys aren’t going to want to hear – 2010 grads are earning less than their 2009 counterparts.
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Most states (including Indiana) have too many lawyers

July 5, 2011
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A recent study has found that only Nebraska, Wisconsin, and Washington, D.C., could use a few more lawyers. Why then does an Indiana college think that our state is underserved and needs a new law school?
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DOJ's Office of Legal Counsel finally gets leader

June 29, 2011
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More than a year after an Indiana law professor withdrew her nomination as head of the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel, the U.S. Senate has finally confirmed a leader.
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Businesses (sort of) cut attorneys out of doc preparation

June 28, 2011
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An Indiana-based company has created two new franchises for those who want legal work done without having to hire an attorney.
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Obstruction charges through Facebook posts

June 23, 2011
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The online friends who tipped off a man holed up in a hotel to the police’s actions could face obstruction charges. How did they know he was involved in a standoff? He wrote about it on his Facebook page.
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SOS's mom to sue for emotional distress

June 17, 2011
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Who knew there could be so much drama surrounding the Indiana secretary of state? Charlie White’s mom is planning on filing a lawsuit, stemming from her treatment during her son’s grand jury proceedings.
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Firms have room to grow in having women in top roles

June 15, 2011
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A certification process by a group supporting women in the law found that only 10 percent of firms met its criteria for women in leadership roles and their compensation levels.
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Glass staircases causes problems in Ohio courthouse

June 12, 2011
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Forget the glass ceiling, now women in one Ohio county have to worry about a glass staircase.
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Attorney pledges $25,000 to find missing IU student

June 10, 2011
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Not only does the attorney hope to find the missing student, but he wants the city of Bloomington to install more cameras at traffic intersections.
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Santa Claus' letters are safe, for now

June 9, 2011
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An interesting footnote in an Indiana Court of Appeals opinion on a counterfeit case makes reference to letters from Santa Claus.
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  1. Did someone not tell people who have access to the Chevy Volts that it has a gas engine and will run just like a normal car? The batteries give the Volt approximately a 40 mile range, but after that the gas engine will propel the vehicle either directly through the transmission like any other car, or gas engine recharges the batteries depending on the conditions.

  2. Catholic, Lutheran, even the Baptists nuzzling the wolf! http://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/judicial-watch-documents-reveal-obama-hhs-paid-baptist-children-family-services-182129786-four-months-housing-illegal-alien-children/ YET where is the Progressivist outcry? Silent. I wonder why?

  3. Thank you, Honorable Ladies, and thank you, TIL, for this interesting interview. The most interesting question was the last one, which drew the least response. Could it be that NFP stamps are a threat to the very foundation of our common law American legal tradition, a throwback to the continental system that facilitated differing standards of justice? A throwback to Star Chamber’s protection of the landed gentry? If TIL ever again interviews this same panel, I would recommend inviting one known for voicing socio-legal dissent for the masses, maybe Welch, maybe Ogden, maybe our own John Smith? As demographics shift and our social cohesion precipitously drops, a consistent judicial core will become more and more important so that Justice and Equal Protection and Due Process are yet guiding stars. If those stars fall from our collective social horizon (and can they be seen even now through the haze of NFP opinions?) then what glue other than more NFP decisions and TRO’s and executive orders -- all backed by more and more lethally armed praetorians – will prop up our government institutions? And if and when we do arrive at such an end … will any then dare call that tyranny? Or will the cost of such dissent be too high to justify?

  4. This is easily remedied, and in a fashion that every church sacrificing incense for its 501c3 status and/or graveling for government grants should have no problem with ..... just add this statue, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Capitoline_she-wolf_Musei_Capitolini_MC1181.jpg entitled, "Jesus and Cousin John learn to suckle sustenance from the beloved Nanny State." Heckfire, the ACLU might even help move the statue in place then. And the art will certainly reflect our modern life, given the clergy's full-bellied willingness to accede to every whim of the new caesars. If any balk, just threaten to take away their government milk … they will quiet down straightaway, I assure you. Few, if any of them, are willing to cross the ruling elite as did the real J&J

  5. Tina has left the building.

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