In This Issue of Indiana Lawyer

JUNE 3-16, 2015

Law firm websites have come a long way since the mid-1990s, when sites, such as Ice Miller LLP’s, featured mostly text and simple graphics. The Indiana Supreme Court has pulled the plug on an audio-video transcript pilot project. Longtime criminal defense attorney Robert Hammerle has joined Indianapolis firm Pence Hensel.

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Meeting clients in cyberspace

Twenty-five years ago, people needing legal help either met with an attorney face-to-face or made a phone call. Person-to-person, they explained their problems and made up their minds if the lawyer had the answers. Today, when picking a lawyer, clients first visit the Internet.

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Kissel: Keeping the business in the family

Passing the family business to the next generation is likely to be one of the biggest projects of the owner’s lifetime. Family business succession is the process of transitioning the governance and ownership of a closely held business to the next generation.

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How law firms use Facebook and other data to track down medical victims

For ambulance chasers, persistence and a phone book just don’t cut it anymore. Law firms, which once relied on television commercials, billboards, and cold calling numbers in the white pages to find plaintiffs for medical lawsuits, have begun to embrace technology. To locate their ideal pharma victims more quickly and at lower costs, they're using data compiled from Facebook, marketing firms, and public sources, with help from digital bounty hunters.

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Open House: Connor Reporting moves up

Indiana Lawyer is launching an occasional series in this issue titled “Open House.” In it, we will feature law firms, legal service providers, and other law-related entities that have undergone a redesign of their office to improve flow and function or that have repurposed a building or space to fit the needs of today’s legal providers. This issue features Connor Reporting.

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IndyBar: You Can Make a Difference

Three hours out of 744. That’s all it takes to help a family in need—a few hours each month. The result? Happier, safer families leading to a happier, safer city.

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