In This Issue of Indiana Lawyer

MAY 20-JUNE 2, 2015

Indianapolis attorney and Marine Corps veteran Ed Smid has made it his mission to see that those who died in Afghanistan and Iraq are remembered and honored. In doing so, he’s also strengthened bonds among families of the fallen and provided valuable aid to survivors. Corporate clients are reshaping big law firms, seeking quality work but at cheaper prices. Blogs allow attorneys to market their services, find clients and express themselves.

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Growth of IP law feeds large firms, boutiques

Not so long ago, patent and intellectual property attorneys most often practiced in firms that specialized in the technical, complex legal systems that govern and protect invention and creation. But big firms saw opportunities and seized them, sometimes gobbling up entire practices

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Bock receives award for anti-doping efforts

William Bock’s role in the Lance Armstrong doping investigation and others made him one of four people to receive an award from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy Center for the Public Trust recognizing ethical leadership in business and professional communities.

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Pressure on PACER

On May 1, protestors across the country launched their ire on the federal judicial branch. They were not maligning the judges or their decisions, but rather they were imploring the courts to upgrade and improve the online Public Access to Court Electronic Records system.

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Lawyers treated to Time for Three on World IP Day

From Johannes Brahms’ “Hungarian Dance No. 5” to Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” what’s legal and what isn’t when it comes to musical performances shared center stage with the Time for Three trio during Indianapolis’ World IP Day event April 27.

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Court of Appeals interviews to be held June 10

Eight judges and lawyers vying for appointment to the Indiana Court of Appeals will be interviewed June 10 by the Indiana Judicial Nominating Commission. The commission will recommend three finalists to Gov. Mike Pence, who will select the person to succeed Judge Ezra Friedlander, who is retiring at the end of August.

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IndyBar: Total Overhaul to IndyBar Low Asset Will Program Proves Beneficial to Clients and Volunteers Alike

After eight years of matching volunteer attorneys with qualifying applicants and recognizing a notable decline in the rate of conversion between application and completion of signed and witnessed documents, the IndyBar Pro Bono Standing Committee changed the Low Asset Wills program format this year to create a two-day clinic, reaching individuals in their respective communities.

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