In This Issue of Indiana Lawyer

FEB. 10-23, 2016

Lawyers are warming to e-filing, but hurdles (and proximity to the courthouse) are slowing wider use.Former foes of Indiana lawsuit funding legislation are supporting this year's bills to regulate the industry. The Hoosier roots are still strong for a judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

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30 justice applicants bring varied backgrounds

The lawyers and judges vying to become the next Indiana justice include a one-time Swiss Alps guide, an aerobics instructor, and a former Indiana University football player. At least three got their start working at McDonald’s, and more have lived in Rensselaer (three) than were born in Indianapolis (two).

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E-filing takes baby steps in Hamilton County

What could be easier than filing court documents from your desktop or tablet with automatic service and immediate filing confirmation? If you can see the courthouse from your office, it may seem easier to do things the old way — dashing to the clerk’s office or having a runner do the same. That seems to be true in some cases, at least for now.

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Cohen/Mattingly: Learn your ESI rules: It’s an ethical imperative (chomp)

It’s been nearly 10 years since the Supreme Court of the United States approved amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to add language addressing electronically stored information, or ESI. Recent FRCP amendments, effective December 2015, clarify ESI obligations. The rules re-introduce traditional concepts of flexibility and proportionality to ESI obligations.

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DTCI: ‘It ain’t whatcha write, it’s the way atcha write it’

By Samantha Huettner Huettner Strong legal advocacy demands writing skills. Good writing wins cases; bad writing buries them. Fortunately, the skill is easily developed with practice. Those who want to develop in this area may consider the following: Read. To improve your own writing, you must learn to recognize good writing in the first place. […]

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