In This Issue of Indiana Lawyer

OCT. 26-NOV. 8, 2011

Law students are more concerned about loan debt than employment data. Two courts in Indiana have created policies limiting employees' online conduct. Judges in Marion County are addressing the issues of "forum shopping" in small claims courts following an article in the Wall Street Journal.

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Mediation could benefit familes with aging parents

When siblings can’t see eye-to-eye about how to care for their aging parents, families sometimes end up settling disputes in courtrooms. But elder care mediation can help families resolve conflicts before they become matters for litigation, if only more people knew about and used this option.

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Howard County woman honored for CASA work

The Indiana Supreme Court’s state office of Court Appointed Special Advocates honored Ronda Moyers of Howard County as Volunteer of the Year at the 15th annual GAL/CASA conference. She was nominated by a child who she advocated for while the child was in foster care.

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Baker & Daniels, Faegre & Benson confirm merger

Tom Froehle, chief executive partner for Baker & Daniels, and Andrew Humphrey, chair of Faegre & Benson’s management committee, held a joint news conference Oct. 12 to formally announce that the two firms will merge, effective Jan. 1, 2012. The new firm – Faegre Baker Daniels – will have 770 attorneys and 45 consultants in the United States and abroad, Humphrey said.

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IBA: Tax Liens Live After Debts, Clients Die

In Shakespeare’s The Tempest, the drunken butler, Stephano, quips, “He that dies pays all his debts.” Obviously, the Bard’s fool had no experience with tax liens, which may cause as many problems for clients during and after life as the underlying debt itself.

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