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Is law school still attractive?

Jennifer Nelson
November 1, 2011
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Practicing attorneys: if someone asked you whether he or she should go to law school, what would you say?
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Putting divorce on pause

Jennifer Nelson
October 28, 2011
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A recent op-ed piece in a newspaper suggests people with small children should have to wait a year to get divorced.
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Take time to help others

Jennifer Nelson
October 27, 2011
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Did you know it’s National Pro Bono Week? I didn’t, until I randomly came across the information.
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Using social media to boost business

Jennifer Nelson
October 25, 2011
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Do you see any benefits for your practice in using Twitter, Facebook or other social media outlets?
 
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Learning about law schools

Jennifer Nelson
October 14, 2011
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Indiana University’s “Law Day” will be the largest law fair in the country.
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Save money, don't prosecute domestic violence cases

Jennifer Mehalik
October 10, 2011
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One city is considering repealing a part of its city code that bans domestic battery because it doesn’t have the resources to prosecute those cases.
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Minorities and Indiana firms

Jennifer Nelson
October 3, 2011
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A diversity database recently released shows some progress for women and minorities at Indianapolis’ largest firms.
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Is law school a waste of time?

Jennifer Nelson
September 28, 2011
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One columnist claims that a law degree really isn’t useful.
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  1. Your article is a good intro the recent amendments to Fed.R.Civ.P. For a much longer - though not necessarily better -- summary, counsel might want to read THE CHIEF UMPIRE IS CHANGING THE STRIKE ZONE, which I co-authored and which was just published in the January issue of THE VERDICT (the monthly publication of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association).

  2. Thank you, John Smith, for pointing out a needed correction. The article has been revised.

  3. The "National institute for Justice" is an agency for the Dept of Justice. That is not the law firm you are talking about in this article. The "institute for justice" is a public interest law firm. http://ij.org/ thanks for interesting article however

  4. I would like to try to find a lawyer as soon possible I've had my money stolen off of my bank card driver pressed charges and I try to get the information they need it and a Social Security board is just give me a hold up a run around for no reason and now it think it might be too late cuz its been over a year I believe and I can't get the right information they need because they keep giving me the runaroundwhat should I do about that

  5. It is wonderful that Indiana DOC is making some truly admirable and positive changes. People with serious mental illness, intellectual disability or developmental disability will benefit from these changes. It will be much better if people can get some help and resources that promote their health and growth than if they suffer alone. If people experience positive growth or healing of their health issues, they may be less likely to do the things that caused them to come to prison in the first place. This will be of benefit for everyone. I am also so happy that Indiana DOC added correctional personnel and mental health staffing. These are tough issues to work with. There should be adequate staffing in prisons so correctional officers and other staff are able to do the kind of work they really want to do-helping people grow and change-rather than just trying to manage chaos. Correctional officers and other staff deserve this. It would be great to see increased mental health services and services for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities in the community so that fewer people will have to receive help and support in prisons. Community services would like be less expensive, inherently less demeaning and just a whole lot better for everyone.

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