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Report finds more women judges

July 23, 2012
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Although women make up about half the population of the United States, and there is nearly the same amount of female lawyers and male lawyers in the country, women make up only 27.1 percent of the judges here. But, the good news for those who like diversity on the bench is that number has slightly increased in the last two years.
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NALP finds recent law grads’ starting salaries down

July 13, 2012
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As if new law school graduates don’t have enough negative news coming at them, NALP – The Association for Legal Career Professionals – just released findings on the starting salaries of the classes of 2009-2011. Here’s more bad news: the salaries have been decreasing.
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Large firm’s demise impacts mergers

July 9, 2012
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Altman Weil MergerLine is calling it the “Dewey Effect:” a slowdown in mergers and acquisitions by law firms following the end of Dewey LeBoeuf.
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Big business plans to use more minority- and women-owned law firms

July 5, 2012
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If a commitment by large corporations across the country comes to fruition, law firms owned by minorities and women will see a lot more business this year.
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Poll offers insight into Americans' perceptions of SCOTUS

June 14, 2012
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A recent poll shows that 44 percent of Americans approve of the way the Supreme Court of the United States is handling its job. What’s also telling is how many people responded that they don’t know.
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That judicial robe may be hiding a few extra pounds

June 13, 2012
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A survey done recently by CareerBuilder found that attorneys and judges are more likely to report gaining weight in their current jobs than those in other professions.
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Class of 2011 faced 'brutal' entry-level job market

June 8, 2012
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NALP has released its employment profile for law school graduates from 2011 and the numbers aren’t great. In fact, they are some of the worse NALP – The Association for Legal Career Professionals – has seen in years.
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Survey says: 40 percent of law firms don’t have succession plans

June 7, 2012
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A recent survey shows that four in 10 law firms lack succession plans and nearly half of those asked who don’t have plans in place don’t plan on creating one.
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It's a courthouse, not a nightclub

May 24, 2012
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The Grant County courts would like you to put on real pants and shoes before you come to court. And make sure those real pants are pulled up high enough to not show your underwear.
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Economy has shifted law firm leaders' attitudes

May 16, 2012
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The downturn in the economy has led to more law firm leaders accepting legal market trends that many had dismissed several years ago.
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Study claims women aren't helping each other in workplace

May 15, 2012
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If you’re a woman trying to make it to the top at a law firm, don’t expect a high-ranking female leader to take you under her wing. A study from Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis found that often women aren’t helping others break through the glass ceiling.
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Shepard shows sense of humor in video

May 11, 2012
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Who knew the former chief justice of Indiana could play dumb so well?
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Treasury department proposal could affect client trust accounts

May 9, 2012
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The American Bar Association is asking the U.S. Department of Treasury to reconsider possible rule changes announced in February that are aimed at tackling money laundering and terrorist financing. The bar association believes the proposals would impose “unreasonable and excessive” burdens on law firms.
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Group says going to law school could cost over $200k

May 3, 2012
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According to the nonprofit Law School Transparency, it’s going to cost law students entering school now nearly $200,000 – and maybe more – to go to a law school in Indiana.
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Would you hire a professional coach?

May 2, 2012
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Because of the economy, more attorneys are using professional coaches to assist their law firms, according to the American Bar Association. The bar association just released a new book to help lawyers find the right coach.
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Study may show racial makeup of jury affects outcome

April 27, 2012
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Researchers led by Duke University examined the jury pools of two Florida counties over a 10-year period and found that all-white juries convicted black defendants nearly 16 percent more often than white defendants.
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Survey says lawyers plan to spend more on e-discovery

April 26, 2012
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We are becoming more and more dependent on technology in our lives. Email is putting the post office out of business. Our phones are mini-computers that hold our appointments, photos, emails and personal history. It can’t be coincidental that lawyers are reporting they will spend more on e-discovery in the next year.
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Good idea to release Sugarland depositions?

April 17, 2012
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A northern Indiana attorney says he has released portions of the deposition with a member of the band Sugarland to counter what he believes to be inaccurate press releases from the band. But is it a good idea for an attorney to be releasing this information to the press before the matter has gone to trial?
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Opinion split on whether lying to get out of jury duty is a crime

April 13, 2012
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A recent informal public opinion survey found that respondents were closely split on whether lying to get out of jury duty is grounds for arrest.
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Firm mergers remain steady

April 2, 2012
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Merger activity is getting back to its pre-recession levels, according to one group that tracks combinations.
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Pull up your pants or face a fine

March 30, 2012
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One northern Indiana town is considering an ordinance that would require people to wear their pants a certain way.
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Ms. Nelson preferred over Ms. Mehalik

March 26, 2012
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According to a recent study, lawyers who have easier to pronounce names are favored at work.
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Practice group survey reveals struggles in performance

March 15, 2012
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A recent survey by law firm consultancy Altman Weil shows that about half of practice groups and leaders are receiving only fair or even poor ratings from their managing partners.
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Social media and attorneys

March 5, 2012
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Social media can be great for advertising, but can be tricky for attorneys to navigate. In fact, the Indiana State Bar Association’s Legal Ethics Committee cautions attorneys against using certain social media.
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High cost of law school

March 2, 2012
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The American Lawyer has an interesting article about why law school tuition keeps going up. As a law school applicant, you’re partly to blame.
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  1. Can I get this form on line,if not where can I obtain one. I am eligible.

  2. What a fine example of the best of the Hoosier tradition! How sad that the AP has to include partisan snark in the obit for this great American patriot and adventurer.

  3. Why are all these lawyers yakking to the media about pending matters? Trial by media? What the devil happened to not making extrajudicial statements? The system is falling apart.

  4. It is a sad story indeed as this couple has been only in survival mode, NOT found guilty with Ponzi, shaken down for 5 years and pursued by prosecution that has been ignited by a civil suit with very deep pockets wrenched in their bitterness...It has been said that many of us are breaking an average of 300 federal laws a day without even knowing it. Structuring laws, & civilForfeiture laws are among the scariest that need to be restructured or repealed . These laws were initially created for drug Lords and laundering money and now reach over that line. Here you have a couple that took out their own money, not drug money, not laundering. Yes...Many upset that they lost money...but how much did they make before it all fell apart? No one ask that question? A civil suit against Williams was awarded because he has no more money to fight...they pushed for a break in order...they took all his belongings...even underwear, shoes and clothes? who does that? What allows that? Maybe if you had the picture of him purchasing a jacket at the Goodwill just to go to court the next day...his enemy may be satisfied? But not likely...bitterness is a master. For happy ending lovers, you will be happy to know they have a faith that has changed their world and a solid love that many of us can only dream about. They will spend their time in federal jail for taking their money from their account, but at the end of the day they have loyal friends, a true love and a hope of a new life in time...and none of that can be bought or taken That is the real story.

  5. Could be his email did something especially heinous, really over the top like questioning Ind S.Ct. officials or accusing JLAP of being the political correctness police.

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