In This Issue of Indiana Lawyer

MARCH 13-26, 2013

Robyn Moberly breaks a barrier on the federal bench by becoming first appointed female bankruptcy judge in Indiana. A bill in the General Assembly looks to reconfigure workers' compensation and hospital reimbursement rates. A South Bend attorney has decided to wind down his practice more than 70 years after he was admitted to the bar.

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Conison taking helm of young law school

Jay Conison had been planning to step down as dean of the Valparaiso University Law School, but his decision to lead another law school was an unexpected opportunity and one that will keep him focused on changing legal education.

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Spotlight: Change of venue case requires planning, preparation and packing

Moving a trial from one court to another can be cumbersome and brings with it logistical matters that have to be worked out so the lawyers can focus on presenting their case. Transporting office supplies, reserving hotel rooms, securing conference rooms and learning the demographics of the community before selecting the jury are among the tasks that have to be addressed.

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Lucas: Another year older and, hopefully, wiser

As they say, time flies when you are having fun. I’ve found that it also seems to stampede past when you are very busy. Both have been the case for the staff of the Indiana Lawyer. But time moves on, which is a good thing, and with this issue of the paper Indiana Lawyer turns another year older.

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Dean’s Desk: Notre Dame Law in Chicago shows promise

Chicago is the No. 1 destination for Notre Dame Law School graduates, followed closely by Washington, D.C., New York City and Los Angeles, with Indianapolis rounding out the top five. But while many NDLS students plan to practice law in a major metropolitan area, until recently there were limited opportunities for them to explore and experience what it is actually like to practice law in a big city.

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Judge tosses suit against NCAA that reads ‘like a press release’

A federal judge on Friday dismissed several former college athletes’ attempt to bring a class-action lawsuit against Indianapolis-based NCAA, writing in a 25-page order that the complaint “reads more like a press release than a legal filing.” The judge left open the possibility that an antitrust claim may survive.

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IBA: Coaching To Help Meet Professional Goals

You’re an expert in the legal arena. You live and breathe assisting individuals in this litigious society … or so you thought. It doesn’t take long in your field to realize all those various law classes back in law school failed to cover the basics of managing a successful practice.

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