In This Issue of Indiana Lawyer

JAN. 14-27, 2015

Indiana Lawyer kicks off its 25th anniversary celebration this issue. We're taking a look back at the stories that made the front page of our first issue in April 1990. A December Indiana Supreme Court ruling extends standing to grandparents and those with "lawful custody" in adoption cases. An innovative networking tool from the Indianapolis Bar Association connects lawyers across practices.

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Indiana Lawyer celebrates 25 years

In 2015, Indiana Lawyer turns 25, and we’d like to take this opportunity to say thank you to our readers as well as those who have served as news sources, partners and supporters along the way. We plan to spend the year taking a look back at some of the stories and people we’ve covered and hope that you will enjoy the flashback.

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Innovative networking tool connects lawyers across practices

Some are good at networking, others not so good. With the development of the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Indy Attorneys Network Section, lawyers old and new, those skilled at networking and those not as adept, have found there are always opportunities to meet and connect with colleagues and that doing so builds camaraderie and strengthens the local legal community.

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Zoeller: Use depositions over interrogatories in family law matters

We’ve all received the responses to interrogatories so doctored by opposing counsel there is virtually no substance, or so littered with objections and qualifications that the answer is meaningless. So for many years my solution to this problem has been to take depositions. I will outline a few of the reasons more family law practitioners should do the same.

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Bell: 3 things to know about the ethics of interviewing witnesses

January brings frigid temperatures, snow and icy roads. In other words, it is a perfect time for you to knock on doors and conduct a field investigation. But before you put your coat on and head out to find that needle-in-a-haystack witness who will save your case, remember that there are ethical rules regarding how you deal with witnesses.

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Living Fit: Aerobic exercise or resistance exercise?

The hard-core cardio junkies swear by aerobic exercise as the best way to lose weight, get fit and remain lean. Yet, those who are diehard weightlifters or yoga and Pilates fanatics claim that resistance exercise is the only way to lose weight and become strong and lean. What’s the answer?

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Fewer cases filed in 2013 in state courts

There were 1,152,052 new cases filed in state courts in 2013, a decrease of 7.3 percent over the previous year, according to data released Tuesday by the Indiana Supreme Court and the Division of State Court Administration. The data continues to show the trend of a drop in filings over recent years.

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