In Depth

Mergers: Are we done yet?

December 10, 2008
Michael Hoskins
2008 could be record year for law firm consolidation
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Money woes 'going to get worse'

November 26, 2008
Michael Hoskins
County courts, prosecutors, public defenders face tight budgets
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Tough times drive change

November 12, 2008
Michael Hoskins
Attorneys see evolving legal work caused by economic woes
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Indiana's legal aid in trouble?

October 29, 2008
Rebecca Berfanger
3 legal aid providers discuss the economy's effects
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System delivers injustice

October 1, 2008
Michael Hoskins
Exonerated face new, old legal hurdles after release.
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After exoneration

October 1, 2008
Michael Hoskins
Wrongfully convicted Hoosier settles federal suit for $4.5 million.
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Counties must pay for juvenile facilities

June 13, 2008
Jennifer Nelson
Indiana counties are responsible to pay a portion of costs to operate juvenile detention facilities.
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Marion County a model for juvenile detention reforms

May 14, 2008
Michael Hoskins
Detention alternatives, Initial Hearing Court draw national praise.
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Teens share stories about juvenile justice experience

May 14, 2008
Michael Hoskins
Two Elkhart County teens say it took incarceration to teach them a lesson.
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What's next for Indiana's juvenile system?

May 14, 2008
Michael Hoskins
Indiana lags in statewide reform, but builds on localized successes.
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Detaining questions

April 30, 2008
Michael Hoskins
Funding of youth detention, alternatives draws concern.
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'Out of the court's hands'

April 30, 2008
Michael Hoskins
Lake County teen recognizes she is responsible for future in juvenile system.
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State slow to achieve juvenile justice reforms

April 30, 2008
Michael Hoskins
Local successes exist; systematic changes lag.
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  2. 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.

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

  4. 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.

  5. Agreed on 4th Amendment call - that was just bad policing that resulted in dismissal for repeat offender. What kind of parent names their boy "Kriston"?

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