If you're a litigator, you're likely familiar with Indiana Appellate Rule 65(D) — and you're also likely aware that an amendment to that rule is giving lawyers the opportunity to cite nonpublished opinions from the Court of Appeals of Indiana for "persuasive" value. Indiana Lawyer Managing Editor Jordan Morey has more on the change and what it means for attorneys. Speaking of the Court of Appeals: A new judge is joining the bench on Jan. 18. Our new reporter, Alexa Shrake, has the details. And in the Law Firm Combinations Focus, IL Senior Reporter Marilyn Odendahl talks to law firm partners about how they keep attorney talent after a merger. Read those stories and more in the Jan. 18-31, 2023, issue of Indiana Lawyer.
Happy 2023! Our first issue of the year leads off with a look at an important question: Are Indiana law school grads taking jobs in the Hoosier State? IL managing editor Jordan Morey answers that question. Also, IL senior reporter Marilyn Odendahl gives us the scoop on Andrew Detherage, the new managing partner at Barnes & Thornburg. And in the Family Law Focus, Marilyn examines how the current economic uncertainty is impacting divorce cases. Read those stories and more in the Jan. 4-17, 2023, issue of Indiana Lawyer.
Happy Year in Review issue, Indiana Lawyer readers! We say this every year, but 2022 was one for the books. From abortion issues to Indiana Supreme Court changes to law firm combinations and more, our reporters have been busy all year long chasing the news you need to know. Check out our rundown of the Top 10 stories of the year, "honorable mention" stories that didn't make the Top 10 list, and the stories you, our readers, engaged with the most this year. You can also take a look at some of our human interest and attorney discipline coverage in this issue's Web Exclusive. Plus, Jordan Morey and Marilyn Odendahl bring you end-of-the year news that gives you a look at the issues state and federal courts are tackling as we head into 2023. Read those stories and more in the Dec. 21, 2022-Jan. 3, 2023, issue of Indiana Lawyer.
You've probably heard the news about major law schools dropping out of the U.S. News & World Report annual rankings, but are Indiana law schools joining in? And what could this "revolt" mean for legal education as a whole? Indiana Lawyer senior reporter Marilyn Odendahl dives into those questions. Meanwhile in the Indiana Statehouse, lawmakers are once again considering legislation to curb "noncompliant" prosecutors who refuse to bring charges for certain crimes. IL managing editor Jordan Morey has more on what lawmakers and prosecutors are saying. And in the Intellectual Property Focus, IL reporter Katie Stancombe returns to a story she first reported on in 2020 about a dispute between models and strip clubs, this time throwing arbitration and insurance into the mix; check out her latest report here. Read each of those stories and more in the Dec. 7-20, 2022, issue of Indiana Lawyer.
This week's issue comes out the day after Election Day, so Indiana Lawyer reporter Katie Stancombe dug into a voting-related topic that gets less attention: voting while incarcerated, and after release. Her story takes a national and statewide look at how offenders, particularly those convicted of felonies, are able to cast their votes — if at all. In law school news, IL managing editor Jordan Morey sits down with the new dean of IU Maurer, Christiana Ochoa, who discusses diversity, the bar exam and the future of the Bloomington law school. And in the Immigration Focus, IL senior reporter Marilyn Odendahl explores how changing political whims can make it particularly tough to be an immigration attorney. Read those stories and more in the Nov. 9-22, 2022, issue of Indiana Lawyer.
Our top story takes a look at an issue that most, if not all, of us are very familiar with: remote work. How is remote work affecting lawyer well-being? There are positives — but are there also negatives? Indiana Lawyer managing editor Jordan Morey reports. In court news, IL senior reporter Marilyn Odendahl delves into an Indiana case heading to SCOTUS that has stakeholders and lawmakers crying foul. And in this issue's Focus sections, Marilyn and IL reporter Katie Stancombe hit us with a double-header: Marilyn exploring issues related to legal education, a new Focus section, and Katie diving into our biannual New Lawyers Focus. Read those stories and more in the Oct. 26-Nov. 8, 2022, issue of Indiana Lawyer.
It's been 25 years since the Indiana Conference for Legal Education Opportunity — better known as ICLEO — launched its first class. Last month, fellows from the last quarter-century of the program came together to celebrate the diversity initiative. Indiana Lawyer managing editor Jordan Morey has that story. Meanwhile, a Hoosier attorney is suing to stop the Biden administration's plan to forgive billions in student loan debt — will his efforts, and others like it, be successful? IL senior reporter Marilyn Odendahl digs in to those questions. And in the Estate Planning Focus, IL reporter Katie Stancombe takes a look at a growing trend designed to protect your family's furriest members. Read those stories and more in the Oct. 12-25, 2022, issue of Indiana Lawyer.
Decades after returning home from war, Dentons attorney Dan Byron finally got the hero's welcome he deserved. Byron was recently honored with a visit to Washington D.C. as part of Indy Honor Flight and spoke with IL reporter Katie Stancombe about the trip and his service. Kevin Betz, co-founder of Betz + Blevins, is in a current battle of his own. Senior reporter Marilyn Odendahl recently chatted with Betz following his retirement due to Parkinson's disease. Also in this issue we have a story on an NIL initiative at Indiana University Maurer School of Law, an update on the infamous 2019 judges shooting at an Indianapolis White Castle, and a Focus story on nonattorneys and their place in mediation. Read those stories and more in the Sept. 28 - Oct. 11, 2022, issue of Indiana Lawyer.
Some of Indiana's largest law firms are making big moves into new markets. Indiana Lawyer senior reporter Marilyn Odendahl reports on the news from Taft Law and Barnes & Thornburg and takes a big-picture look at the driving forces behind law firm growth nationwide. In court news, IL managing editor Jordan Morey and reporter Katie Stancombe report on the big transitions happening at the Indiana Supreme Court, which Justice Steven David has left and Justice Derek Molter has joined. And in our annual Indiana State Bar Association Focus, IL Editor Olivia Covington chats with Amy Noe Dudas, the Richmond lawyer who will lead the bar starting next month. Read those stories and more in the Sept. 14-27, 2022, issue of Indiana Lawyer.