In This Issue of Indiana Lawyer

MAY 21-JUNE 3, 2014

Attorneys say Indiana’s advertising rules are unclear, unevenly enforced and offer little practical guidance to avoiding running afoul of the rules. One lawyer even described it as “enforcement by ambush.” PERF benefits will decline amid a fund shortfall. Dogs in the office bring a touch of home to a lawyer's workplace.

Top StoriesBack to Top


Lawyers question enforcement of advertising rules

One of Indiana’s most familiar legal names – a frequent flier on buses, billboards and TV commercials – says enforcement of disciplinary rules governing attorney advertising is a mess and needs an overhaul. The Indiana State Bar Association is considering preapproving ads.

Read More

Attempted child seduction case exposes gap in law

The Indiana Supreme Court is considering whether a teacher took a substantial step toward the crime of attempted child seduction when he sent explicit Facebook messages to a 16-year-old student and proposed arranging to meet for sex.

Read More

7th Circuit to hear Indiana same-sex marriage challenge

Shortly after a federal judge ordered Indiana to recognize the marriage of one same-sex couple, the Office of the Indiana Attorney General continued its defense of “traditional marriage” by filing a notice of appeal with the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. By doing so, it added to the list of appellate courts hearing challenges to state marriage laws.

Read More

FocusBack to Top

OpinionBack to Top

Tough Talks: Having difficult conversations about delicate situations

People – regardless of the industry – avoid having tough conversations.  They haven’t had “the talk” because there just hasn’t been the right time, or the issue hasn’t affected his or her work. But it may be best to rock the boat today, because tomorrow or next week or next month, it’s going to rock the entire company.

Read More

In BriefBack to Top

Special SBack to Top

Disciplinary ActionsBack to Top

Bar AssociationsBack to Top

DTCI: Public works statute tested

Publicly funded construction projects in Indiana have long been governed by statutes that set forth the procedures by which certain public entities must select the contractors performing the work.

Read More

Around the IndyBar

Attorneys, judges and students gathered for the bar’s annual “Take a Law Student to Lunch” event Thursday, May 15 at the Hilton Indianapolis.

Read More