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Few women on the bench

February 3, 2010
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Women just barely outnumber men in the U.S., and nearly half of law school grads and firm associates are women, yet we still make up less than a third, and sometimes, less than a tenth of the judges in state or...
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Pants suit attorney back

February 1, 2010
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Roy Pearson Jr., famous for his $54 million suit over a lost pair of pants, has some issues and they aren’t just legal ones. He either craves attention, believes everyone is out to get him, or has issues with reality based...
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Calling out justices

January 28, 2010
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Anyone watching the State of Union Wednesday night catch the somewhat awkward moment between the president and the U.S. Supreme Court? Sitting front and center during the speech, the justices were called out for their ruling Jan. 21 that government can’t...
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Role playing, gang banging

January 28, 2010
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Typical gang activity: fighting opposing gang members, committing crime, and playing Dungeons and Dragons. Wait, what? The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals said so in an opinion it released this week in an inmate’s appeal after his D&D games were taken...
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Money for nothing?

January 25, 2010
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There’s an interesting case playing out in Kentucky involving a dispute over attorney’s fees. Two lawyers, who didn’t work on the bad-faith claim against a doctor’s insurer, argue they should get a cut of the fees because they originally signed up...
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Committee observations

January 21, 2010
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If I checked my Blackberry, read the news online, generally just didn’t pay attention, or even got up and left during a meeting, I think that would be rude behavior. But my behavior would be acceptable apparently as a member of...
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Firm recruiting changes

January 19, 2010
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If the National Association for Law Placement has its way, January and November are going to become very important months to many law students. NALP released a report this month detailing significant changes to the recruiting process. The biggest one: Goodbye...
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Banned from the library

January 14, 2010
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First they were prohibited from living too close to schools and then public park bans became the norm. Now, one legislator hopes to ban registered sex offenders from public libraries. If they show up there to check out a book or...
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Lobbyist, legislator reforms

January 11, 2010
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The General Assembly’s attempt to make changes to how lobbyists operate is moving through the legislature right now. HB 1001 puts more restrictions on who can register as lobbyists and when, as well as reduces the minimum reportable amount of money...
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Facebook fuels divorce

January 6, 2010
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Facebook is great for reconnecting with old classmates and friends. It’s also great at causing divorce. That great tool of reconnecting with former friends also lets people reconnect with former flames, leading to emotional, physical, or just cyber infidelity. According to...
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DNA bill targets relatives

January 4, 2010
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Relatives of someone who commits a crime may find themselves under investigation under a proposed bill to regarding DNA testing. Senate Bill 89 would amend Chapter 6 of Indiana Code 10-13 to add section 13.5, which authorizes the superintendent of a...
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Play like a justice

December 29, 2009
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There’s an opportunity to play a fantasy version online of nearly every sport. Sports nuts spend weeks researching players preparing for fantasy drafts, hoping to build a perfect fantasy team. But what about those people who may have an interest in...
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Electronic holiday cheer

December 24, 2009
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Instead of running to the mailbox to see if you’ve received a holiday card, try opening your inbox. Electronic holiday cards seem to be catching on with people, including professionals, as a way to send your holiday cheer without stamps. I...
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Senator wants no mandates

December 21, 2009
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Senate Joint Resolution 0002 is not likely to get the fanfare and attention that property tax caps, education, and health care will receive in the 2010 General Assembly, but if it eventually passes, it will have as much as an impact...
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Simpler seasonal celebrations

December 18, 2009
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‘Tis the season for holiday parties – so does that mean ‘tis now the season for scaling back? Blogs and news outlets across the country have stories about law firm holiday parties, and all have the common theme of the parties...
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Trends for 2010

December 15, 2009
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The employment outlook for paralegals looks up as legal secretaries have reason to be nervous, according to one legal staffing agency. Paralegals are in higher demand as more duties are assigned to them in the workplace. Robert Half Legal’s 2010 Salary...
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More frequent fitness exams?

December 10, 2009
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When you decided to become an attorney, one of the last steps you took was standing before the Board of Law Examiners Committee on Character and Fitness, which determined whether you should be admitted to the bar. Attorneys deemed to have...
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Swayed by repayment programs

December 7, 2009
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Last week, two large law schools announced updates to their loan forgiveness programs. The Berkley School of Law at the University of California and Georgetown University Law Center will now cover all law school loan debt for graduates who work...
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Hot dog leads to suit

December 4, 2009
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A woman slipped in a Connersville Speedway gas station, so of course, she’s filed a lawsuit. The gas station should have known better than to leave a hot dog on the floor. According to a lawsuit filed in Indianapolis this week...
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Rankings influence schools

December 3, 2009
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A new report says law schools are greatly influenced by the annual rankings released by U.S. News & World Report . I didn’t need a report to tell me that. What I did need the report to tell me was how...
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Billing rates going up

December 2, 2009
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Clients are going to have to pony up a little more cash next year for their lawyers. According to an Altman Weil survey on 2010 billing rates, only about 10 percent of firms surveyed plan to maintain their current billing rates...
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Flex-time push

November 30, 2009
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Is being a part-time attorney a dirty little secret? Some large companies believe so, and are working to change this mindset. According to an article in the National Law Journal , Del Monte Foods and several other companies are adding part-time...
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Firms target of e-mail scams

November 23, 2009
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Law firms are being warned that they are the target of “spear phishing” e-mails. The FBI sent out an advisory last week which said that it believed hackers were targeting U.S. law firms and public relations firms. The hackers are spear...
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Diverse in diversity thinking

November 19, 2009
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When the word diversity first comes to mind, you may think of people of different ethnicities, races, or gender. And that’s become the problem because “diversity” has become a bit stagnant in what people think makes up a diverse population and...
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Super lawyers, super schools?

November 17, 2009
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Move over U.S. News and World Report law school rankings, there’s a new list in town, and it’s from the same people who pick Super Lawyers. According to Super Lawyers magazine, the University of Notre Dame Law School ranks 43; right...
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