In Depth

Attorneys squeezing savings

January 7, 2009
Michael Hoskins
Bar associations offer discounts, cost-cutting options for legal community
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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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  1. The practitioners and judges who hail E-filing as the Saviour of the West need to contain their respective excitements. E-filing is federal court requires the practitioner to cram his motion practice into pigeonholes created by IT people. Compound motions or those seeking alternative relief are effectively barred, unless the practitioner wants to receive a tart note from some functionary admonishing about the "problem". E-filing is just another method by which courts and judges transfer their burden to practitioners, who are the really the only powerless components of the system. Of COURSE it is easier for the court to require all of its imput to conform to certain formats, but this imposition does NOT improve the quality of the practice of law and does NOT improve the ability of the practitioner to advocate for his client or to fashion pleadings that exactly conform to his client's best interests. And we should be very wary of the disingenuous pablum about the costs. The courts will find a way to stick it to the practitioner. Lake County is a VERY good example of this rapaciousness. Any one who does not believe this is invited to review the various special fees that system imposes upon practitioners- as practitioners- and upon each case ON TOP of the court costs normal in every case manually filed. Jurisprudence according to Aldous Huxley.

  2. Any attorneys who practice in federal court should be able to say the same as I can ... efiling is great. I have been doing it in fed court since it started way back. Pacer has its drawbacks, but the ability to hit an e-docket and pull up anything and everything onscreen is a huge plus for a litigator, eps the sole practitioner, who lacks a filing clerk and the paralegal support of large firms. Were I an Indiana attorney I would welcome this great step forward.

  3. Can we get full disclosure on lobbyist's payments to legislatures such as Mr Buck? AS long as there are idiots that are disrespectful of neighbors and intent on shooting fireworks every night, some kind of regulations are needed.

  4. I am the mother of the child in this case. My silence on the matter was due to the fact that I filed, both in Illinois and Indiana, child support cases. I even filed supporting documentation with the Indiana family law court. Not sure whether this information was provided to the court of appeals or not. Wish the case was done before moving to Indiana, because no matter what, there is NO WAY the state of Illinois would have allowed an appeal on a child support case!

  5. "No one is safe when the Legislature is in session."

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