In This Issue of Indiana Lawyer

JAN. 23-FEB. 5, 2019

With changes sought for how the Department of Child Services deals with CHINS cases, foster care, caseloads and other issues, Indiana lawmakers have introduced at least 25 bills aimed at the agency. The case of an Indiana inmate who has spent a total of 28 years in solitary confinement is shining a spotlight on prisoner isolation. Indianapolis law firms are hiring — and they aren't just casting their nets for highly prized laterals, according to several firms.

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Laterals remain prized law firm commodity, but offices also tapping new attorneys

Six intellectual property attorneys walked out of one law firm, boarded the elevator in their downtown Indianapolis office building and pushed the button for a competing law firm on the 19th floor. Thus, Frost Brown Todd last month bolstered its Indianapolis IP practice group by luring the entire intellectual property team from SmithAmundsen’s Indiana office. The move underscored what law firms say is a competitive job market where experienced lawyers are the hottest commodity.

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JLAP: Lawyer wellness push extends beyond law firms

The recent emphasis on lawyer well-being is not limited to private law firms. Corporate legal departments, the public sector and other legal employers are embracing some of the wellness initiatives being implemented at many law firms.

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Federal Bar Update: The 3-business-day provision for seeking extensions of time

Effective Dec. 1, the Southern District of Indiana adopted various Local Rules amendments, specifically to Local Rules 5-2, 5-3 and 5-7 (electronic filing); Local Rule 6-1 (extensions of time); Local Rule 81-2 (removed actions), and; Local Rule 83-5 (admission). The amendments to Local Rule 6-1(a) are significant in that they impact the process of seeking extensions of time for filing deadlines.

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