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AUG. 8-21, 2018

Two loyal aides to legal aid in Indiana have dedicated more than a century of service to helping those less fortunate. A legal defense fund established to pay Attorney General Curtis Hill's attorney fees arising from sexual misconduct accusations is raising questions among nonprofit experts. The American Bar Assocation approved changes to lawyer advertising rules at its annual meeting this week in Chicago.
 

 

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A century of service: Leverenz, Hayes loyal aides to legal aid

Jacqueline “Jackie” Leverenz was young and just married when she started at Indianapolis Legal Aid Society on Oct. 31, 1958. Ida Hayes was divorced with children to support when she began at Indiana Legal Services on Nov. 22, 1966. Today, the two women serve as office managers, bookkeepers, secretaries, problem-solvers and attorney cheerleaders while, combined, they have worked in legal aid for more than 110 years.
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Legal defense fund for AG Hill raises questions

The formation of a 501(c)3 to collect contributions to provide for Attorney General Curtis Hill's legal defense against sexual misconduct allegations brought a fresh round of inquiry. Nonprofit law attorneys questioned the legality of starting a charity to raise money for one specific person and how the fund would be monitored in Indiana.
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Law Firm Succession Planning: Key questions develop a strategy

What are your goals for your retirement and law firm succession plan, and how do you plan to achieve them? Do you have any timetable in mind? It can be difficult for some of us to sit down and think about retirement and how we will plan our exit from our practice. But just as in estate planning, we need to face these issues.
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Living Fit: 6 tips to eating right and staying energized on the job

Other than getting a good night’s sleep, there’s probably nothing that impacts your productivity and mood at work more than what you eat. Yet you probably give little thought to what you consume before and during work, defaulting instead to what’s convenient, cheap and tasty. Fortunately, there are a few basic food guidelines that can help you eat better to perform better on the job.


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IndyBar: Johnnie Cochran-ing, Larry Landis and “Some Skills”

Larry Landis gave me “some skills” and those skills were just enough to help my client in my first criminal trial. Larry has trained thousands of law students and lawyers, and as he goes into retirement, we should remember that when someone like Larry takes the time to teach another attorney, the true recipient of that training is a client and a member of our community.
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IndyBar: Pro Bono for Any Schedule

The Indianapolis Bar Association is proud to offer pro bono opportunities that fit nearly every practice area and schedule. Funded by an annual foundation grant, all of these programs are made possible by the generosity of Indianapolis Bar Foundation donors.
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IndyBar: Day of Giving: 2018 Consider Donating to the IBF

The “Funding Our Future” Campaign, aimed at funding a new home for the Indianapolis Bar Association and Foundation, is focused on building a new space for the IndyBar to better serve our members’ and community’s needs in the current and future legal climate.
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DTCI: Take your deposition preparation beyond the ancient commands

Deposition preparation should not be a reflex exercise. Simply relying on your tried-and-true deposition preparation outline with the long list of ancient commands (“Don’t guess!” “Don’t elaborate!” “Don’t volunteer!”) is wrong. All witnesses are not created equal, so your next deposition preparation session should not be the same as your last.
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