ILBlogs

First Impressions
Jennifer Mehalik
More First Impressions

Recent Blog Posts

Scouring the Web for evidence

Jennifer Mehalik
June 6, 2008
Comment(1)
It’s no secret that what you post online can be viewed by anyone – including a judge. A not-for-publication case handed down by the Court of Appeals Thursday involves a custody dispute, with the father offering evidence he found on...
More

More attorneys fail to pay, get CLE credit

Jennifer Mehalik
June 5, 2008
Comment(1)
Is there something in the water that’s causing attorneys to disregard some of the most basic requirements of being a lawyer in Indiana ? It seems more and more attorneys who practice in Indiana are having trouble meeting continuing legal...
More

CA court upholds gay marriage ruling

Jennifer Mehalik
June 4, 2008
Comments(0)
Gay marriage will be allowed in California – for now. The California Supreme Court released an order today denying requests to stay its decision to legalize gay marriages until after the November 2008 election. The split court voted 4-3 to...
More

Dishing out the discipline

Jennifer Mehalik
June 4, 2008
Comments(0)
Written by guest blogger Michael Hoskins, Indiana Lawyer reporter: Disciplinary actions can be like a legal newspaper's police crime blotter – attorneys say that's what the legal community flips to first to see if anyone they know is in the news....
More

A sign of the economic times?

Jennifer Mehalik
June 3, 2008
Comments(0)
Baker & Daniels announced Monday the firm has opened an office in downtown Chicago , citing the expansion as way to meet the growing needs of its Midwest clients. The seven attorneys who make up the new branch in the...
More

Creative moments in law

Jennifer Mehalik
June 2, 2008
Comment(1)
Valparaiso University School of Law professor Robert Blomquist has written a paper, “Thinking about Law and Creativity: On the 100 Most Creative Moments in American Law.” Blomquist sent a survey to a bunch of legal historians to find out what...
More

This blog is in session

Jennifer Mehalik
June 2, 2008
Comments(0)
Welcome to First Impressions, Indiana Lawyer ’s foray into the world of blogging. There’s a lot of legal news happening in Indiana and elsewhere, and we want to give our readers a forum to discuss the latest court rulings, trends...
More

About

Jennifer Mehalik
December 3, 2007
Comment(1)
Welcome to First Impressions, Indiana Lawyer’s legal blog. Your host is Jennifer Mehalik, Indiana Lawyer’s Web editor. Mehalik grew up in Indianapolis and attended Indiana University in Bloomington. After writing for other IBJ Media publications, Mehalik joined Indiana Lawyer as a...
More
Page  << 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 pager
Sponsored by
ADVERTISEMENT
  1. Bill Satterlee is, indeed, a true jazz aficionado. Part of my legal career was spent as an associate attorney with Hoeppner, Wagner & Evans in Valparaiso. Bill was instrumental (no pun intended) in introducing me to jazz music, thereby fostering my love for this genre. We would, occasionally, travel to Chicago on weekends and sit in on some outstanding jazz sessions at Andy's on Hubbard Street. Had it not been for Bill's love of jazz music, I never would have had the good fortune of hearing it played live at Andy's. And, most likely, I might never have begun listening to it as much as I do. Thanks, Bill.

  2. The child support award is many times what the custodial parent earns, and exceeds the actual costs of providing for the children's needs. My fiance and I have agreed that if we divorce, that the children will be provided for using a shared checking account like this one(http://www.mediate.com/articles/if_they_can_do_parenting_plans.cfm) to avoid the hidden alimony in Indiana's child support guidelines.

  3. Fiat justitia ruat caelum is a Latin legal phrase, meaning "Let justice be done though the heavens fall." The maxim signifies the belief that justice must be realized regardless of consequences.

  4. Indiana up holds this behavior. the state police know they got it made.

  5. Additional Points: -Civility in the profession: Treating others with respect will not only move others to respect you, it will show a shared respect for the legal system we are all sworn to protect. When attorneys engage in unnecessary personal attacks, they lose the respect and favor of judges, jurors, the person being attacked, and others witnessing or reading the communication. It's not always easy to put anger aside, but if you don't, you will lose respect, credibility, cases, clients & jobs or job opportunities. -Read Rule 22 of the Admission & Discipline Rules. Capture that spirit and apply those principles in your daily work. -Strive to represent clients in a manner that communicates the importance you place on the legal matter you're privileged to handle for them. -There are good lawyers of all ages, but no one is perfect. Older lawyers can learn valuable skills from younger lawyers who tend to be more adept with new technologies that can improve work quality and speed. Older lawyers have already tackled more legal issues and worked through more of the problems encountered when representing clients on various types of legal matters. If there's mutual respect and a willingness to learn from each other, it will help make both attorneys better lawyers. -Erosion of the public trust in lawyers wears down public confidence in the rule of law. Always keep your duty to the profession in mind. -You can learn so much by asking questions & actively listening to instructions and advice from more experienced attorneys, regardless of how many years or decades you've each practiced law. Don't miss out on that chance.

ADVERTISEMENT