In This Issue of Indiana Lawyer

JAN. 27-FEB. 9, 2016

Attorneys are at the horizon of what could be a new body of law involving drones, some of which could be decided by the courts. Indiana University Maurer School of Law has revamped its website to target millennials interested in law school. Attorneys and the courts feel the recent drop in bankruptcy filings, the lowest number since 2007.

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Attorneys, courts feel drop in bankruptcy filings

Bankruptcy attorney Mark S. Zuckerberg recently described the current state of his practice: “Nobody’s coming into my office; nobody’s calling me; nobody’s paying me.” His loneliness can be tied to the drop in bankruptcy filings. In 2015, petitions nationally fell to 860,182, an 11 percent decline from 2014 and the lowest number of filings since 2007.

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New IU Maurer website targets millennials

With splashy photographs and abbreviated copy, Indiana University Maurer School of Law has completely revamped its Internet presence to try to get prospective students to take a breather from surfing other law schools’ websites and plunge deeper into what the Bloomington institution has to offer.

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Do-it-yourself dangers

Where there’s a will, there’s a way to do it yourself with Internet services such as LegalZoom, Nolo and Rocket Lawyer. But attorneys say relying on online form providers for long-term financial and estate planning may not be the wisest investment.

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Inside the Criminal Case: Immunity and Bill Cosby’s motion to dismiss

On Dec. 30, 2015, comedian Bill Cosby was charged with sexual assault in Pennsylvania. These charges stemmed in part from various admissions Mr. Cosby made in a deposition in a civil suit. After learning this news, several thousand criminal defense lawyers scratched their balding heads as they Monday morning quarterbacked the decision to submit Cosby to a deposition.

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DTCI: ‘Making a Murderer’ influences perception of judiciary

Producers of “Making a Murderer” and other true-crime stories have the ability to influence the public’s perception of an individual’s guilt or innocence, as well as the actions of the attorneys involved, well after a verdict is reached and regardless of the evidence presented in the courtroom.

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Moberly: Time to ‘Tune In’ for 2016

I remember the monthly Meetings of Members of the 1980s and how much I looked forward to them. I was a young lawyer and I felt like the new kid in school at those meetings, but somehow I knew it was important to be there and to mingle.

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