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No socks, big problem for 1 attorney

September 4, 2014
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The order from Blackford Circuit Judge Dean Young has made headlines this week, requesting that Marion attorney Todd A. Glickfield put on some socks before heading to court.
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Open floor plans the way of the future

August 27, 2014
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In an effort to encourage mobility and collaboration and save money, walls are coming down in offices and work spaces are becoming more open.
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Was work/life balance question sexist?

August 7, 2014
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Indiana Justice Loretta Rush was asked during her interview about maintaining a work/life balance. But none of the men were asked about that issue at their subsequent interviews.
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Jurors heeding judges’ requests not to use social media

July 31, 2014
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Nearly 500 federal judges responded to a request by the Federal Judicial Center to report on how frequently jurors used social media to communicate during trials and deliberations over the past two years. The judges’ response: not that often.
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Americans aren’t impressed with US Supreme Court

July 9, 2014
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A recent national phone survey has found that a little more than a quarter of likely U.S. voters think the Supreme Court of the United States is doing a good or excellent job. The same amount rated the justices’ performance as poor.
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Law school stress kills brain cells

June 18, 2014
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You know you are supposed to eat a balanced diet and exercise, but are you taking care of your cognitive fitness? According to one lawyer, brain cells are dying from the stress of law school.
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People more likely to use Internet to find an attorney, survey says

May 21, 2014
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Forget the phone book, billboard or even word of mouth referrals. Your future clients are going to find you based on searching the World Wide Web, according to a recent survey.
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T-shirt touts profession

May 13, 2014
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On Monday I wrote about a T-shirt that says “Trust me, I’m a lawyer.” It got me thinking, what other slogans would be appropriate for a lawyer to wear on a T-shirt?
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Does being a lawyer automatically earn one’s trust?

May 12, 2014
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Would you wear a T-shirt that says “Trust me, I’m a lawyer?” Or perhaps, more importantly, should I trust you because you are a lawyer?
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Study shows racial bias in evaluating legal writing

April 25, 2014
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When handing out the same memo to various law partners to critique under the guise of a study on the writing competencies of young attorneys, researchers discovered law partners found more errors in the memo they believed was written by an African-American attorney.
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Survey calls law firm benefit changes ‘stealth cost shifting’

April 9, 2014
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Large law firm benefit trends paint a somewhat  “conflicted picture” as firms try to manage plan expenses while at the same time lag behind the broader market’s adaptation of consumerism to save costs, based on results of a national survey.
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Indiana ranks low in part of new access to justice index

March 14, 2014
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Indiana falls near the middle of the pack when it comes to providing overall access to civil and criminal courts for its most vulnerable populations, according to data from a new project from the National Center for Access to Justice – the Justice Index.
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Number of female equity partners continues to be low

February 27, 2014
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The greatest percentage of women occupy the lowest positions in law firms, and the highest positions in firms are occupied by the lowest percentage of women, according to data released by the National Association of Women Lawyers after surveying the top 200 largest law firms in the U.S.
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Study reveals lawyers leaving the practice of law

February 18, 2014
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A unique longitudinal study following the career paths of lawyers who passed the bar in 2000 has found that 24 percent – nearly a quarter of them – were no longer practicing law in 2012.
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I love the law because ...

February 12, 2014
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Tell us: Why do you love the law?
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Law firm’s advertising takes to the streets

February 3, 2014
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We’ve all seen law firms and attorneys advertise on billboards, bus stops and the sides of city buses (I’m looking at you, Ken Nunn.). But Monday morning, an advertisement for a law firm I saw while walking into my office made me take notice.
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General Assembly’s website looks nice, but is troublesome

January 6, 2014
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I alluded in my blog Friday to the redesign of the Indiana General Assembly’s website. I have high hopes for the site, as it seems like it will make following the Legislature easier. But right now, it’s got some kinks to work out.
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District Court website redesign provides easier use

January 3, 2014
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I spend a lot of time online for my job looking at court and government websites, so I appreciate when those sites are easy to use. The Southern District of Indiana’s website has become one of those sites.
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Ring in the New Year safely with Sotomayor

December 31, 2013
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A United States Supreme Court justice will help count down to 2014, and a central Indiana law firm wants to make sure you get home safely on New Year’s Eve.
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McKinney 3L raises funds so man can keep guide dog

December 19, 2013
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Thanks to an Indiana law student’s study break, a New York City-area man will be able to keep his longtime companion and guide dog.
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PACER turns 25

December 10, 2013
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PACER is celebrating its 25th anniversary. The service, Public Access to Court Electronic Records, was approved in September 1988 by the Judicial Conference of the United States. Goodbye paper, hello computer.
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Law firm contest exchanges gift cards for clicks

November 21, 2013
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Here’s one way to drive traffic to your website and social media: Pay people to visit it.
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Americans think 'justice is for sale'

October 29, 2013
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Money talks, the saying goes, and many Americans think it’s telling judges how to rule on cases, according to results of a poll released Thursday.
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Americans think ‘justice is for sale’

October 29, 2013
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Money talks, the saying goes, and many Americans think it’s telling judges how to rule on cases, according to results of a poll released Thursday.
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A higher power involved in bar passage

October 10, 2013
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Many law students likely pray that they pass the bar exam, but one attorney took it to another level after failing the test.
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  4. Law school is social control the goal to produce a social product. As such it began after the Revolution and has nearly ruined us to this day: "“Scarcely any political question arises in the United States which is not resolved, sooner or later, into a judicial question. Hence all parties are obliged to borrow, in their daily controversies, the ideas, and even the language, peculiar to judicial proceedings. As most public men [i.e., politicians] are, or have been, legal practitioners, they introduce the customs and technicalities of their profession into the management of public affairs. The jury extends this habitude to all classes. The language of the law thus becomes, in some measure, a vulgar tongue; the spirit of the law, which is produced in the schools and courts of justice, gradually penetrates beyond their walls into the bosom of society, where it descends to the lowest classes, so that at last the whole people contract the habits and the tastes of the judicial magistrate.” ? Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

  5. Attorney? Really? Or is it former attorney? Status with the Ind St Ct? Status with federal court, with SCOTUS? This is a legal newspaper, or should I look elsewhere?

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