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Dog soothes stressed law students

Jennifer Nelson
December 21, 2011
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Therapy dogs aren’t just for sick patients or scared kids.
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Celebrate your rights

Jennifer Nelson
December 15, 2011
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Dec. 15 is Bill of Rights Day. Which of the first 10 amendments is the most important?
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Ad capitalizes on holiday drinking

Jennifer Nelson
December 12, 2011
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Add an Indianapolis attorney to the list of lawyers creatively marketing their services to those who drink too much this time of year.
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Budget cuts affecting courts

Jennifer Nelson
December 1, 2011
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The state of the economy is impacting our access to justice, according to the National Center for State Courts.
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Lawyer cashes in on Cyber Monday frenzy

Jennifer Nelson
November 29, 2011
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How’s this for a Cyber Monday promotion: one attorney offered DUI defense for just $99.
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Commission irons out details in half-day meeting

Jenny Montgomery
November 18, 2011
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The Legislature’s Criminal Code Evaluation Commission met Thursday. If you missed the three-and-a-half hour meeting, read on to find out what happened.
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Judge is a fan of Johnny Carson

Jennifer Nelson
November 16, 2011
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I am about to show my age: I had to do a Google search to find out who Carnac is.
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Wellness while you work

Jennifer Nelson
November 9, 2011
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What’s the best way to fit working out into your workday? Work out while you work.
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  3. The practitioners and judges who hail E-filing as the Saviour of the West need to contain their respective excitements. E-filing is federal court requires the practitioner to cram his motion practice into pigeonholes created by IT people. Compound motions or those seeking alternative relief are effectively barred, unless the practitioner wants to receive a tart note from some functionary admonishing about the "problem". E-filing is just another method by which courts and judges transfer their burden to practitioners, who are the really the only powerless components of the system. Of COURSE it is easier for the court to require all of its imput to conform to certain formats, but this imposition does NOT improve the quality of the practice of law and does NOT improve the ability of the practitioner to advocate for his client or to fashion pleadings that exactly conform to his client's best interests. And we should be very wary of the disingenuous pablum about the costs. The courts will find a way to stick it to the practitioner. Lake County is a VERY good example of this rapaciousness. Any one who does not believe this is invited to review the various special fees that system imposes upon practitioners- as practitioners- and upon each case ON TOP of the court costs normal in every case manually filed. Jurisprudence according to Aldous Huxley.

  4. Any attorneys who practice in federal court should be able to say the same as I can ... efiling is great. I have been doing it in fed court since it started way back. Pacer has its drawbacks, but the ability to hit an e-docket and pull up anything and everything onscreen is a huge plus for a litigator, eps the sole practitioner, who lacks a filing clerk and the paralegal support of large firms. Were I an Indiana attorney I would welcome this great step forward.

  5. Can we get full disclosure on lobbyist's payments to legislatures such as Mr Buck? AS long as there are idiots that are disrespectful of neighbors and intent on shooting fireworks every night, some kind of regulations are needed.

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