Following changes made to accommodate social distancing beginning in 2020, the Indiana Supreme Court has permanently amended continuing education rules to lift limits on distance education.
Web Exclusive: Indy Lawyers Basketball League brings March Madness to the law
During the cold winter months, lawyers from across central Indiana return to the courts after the sun goes down. While there are plenty of motions, occasional oral arguments and even benches, the procedures during the meetings are far different from their day jobs. For around 13 weeks each year, dozens of attorneys trade in their suits and briefcases for jerseys and sneakers and take to the hardwood — a precedent set more than 40 years ago.Read More
Two Indianapolis attorneys join BigWigs campaign to help fight breast cancer
Normally, Jayna Cacioppo and Neal Brackett fit the image of picture-perfect attorneys — polished, pressed and professional. But recently they have added a splash of pink to their appearance.Read More
Attorneys in Statehouse work long hours to meet demands of lawyering, legislating
Many legal professionals see the enormous difficulty in running a successful law practice while being an effective legislator as the primary reason why more attorneys are not filling the seats in the Indiana House and Senate.Read More
Web Exclusive: Dementia takes toll on aging lawyers, colleagues
He wasn’t angry — he was just scared. Surrounded by loved ones and law partners, the aging attorney finally confessed that he needed help.Read More
Attorneys and the entities they represent who are interested in being listed in the 2022 Indiana Lawyer Corporate Counsel Guide still have time to secure a spot before the June 17 deadline.
Retiring isn’t necessarily an end. For many lawyers, it is a springboard to a new fulfilling aspect of life — a second act, if you will.
More than a dozen employees—including eight attorneys—have left law firm Ice Miller to start a Midwest office for Newark, New Jersey-based law firm McCarter & English in Carmel, the East Coast firm announced Monday.
An Indianapolis attorney is one of three men who were arrested yesterday for allegedly taking part in the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol. The attorney is accused of climbing down a wall and entering the Capitol building during the riot.
Laying out a big, clean sheet of paper, 92-year-old attorney Don Ashley gathered his measuring tools, sat down and got to work. Five days a week, the longtime Boonville lawyer gets up and goes to the office, where he practices and consults at his daughters’ title company.
The January edition of the Lake County Bar Association’s monthly newsletter, The Minute Sheet, showed just how fierce the ongoing war for talent has gotten in the legal profession — 21 help wanted ads had been posted primarily by northwest Indiana law firms looking for attorneys. The extensive classified section in the newsletter reflects the need for more attorneys that law firms around the state and across the country say they have because of an increased workload.
Indiana Lawyer is now accepting nominations for its annual Leadership in Law Awards.
An Indiana attorney who was disqualified from representing his ex-wife in her post-dissolution matter from a previous marriage was not prevented from doing so a second time because the basis for his first disqualification no longer existed, the Court of Appeals of Indiana has ruled.
Jeffrey S. Sturm, a workers’ compensation leader and attorney with George C. Patrick & Associates, PC, has died. He was 58.
A proposed bill that would have removed lawyers’ exemption against obstruction of justice charges has passed out of an Indiana Senate committee, but the provision regarding lawyers was stripped in an amendment.
As the General Assembly reconvenes, just 21 of the 150 members — or 14% — have a J.D. degree. Comparatively, from 1851 to 1889, when individuals became lawyers by reading the law, 32% of the Legislature was comprised of attorneys, according to “The Centennial History of the Indiana General Assembly, 1816-1978” by Justin E. Walsh.
A recent study found men arguing before the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals outnumbered women nearly three to one, which has remained largely unchanged in a decade. While slightly more women argued before the court in 2019 compared to 2009, that change was primarily attributable to the public sector. Women were also found to be more likely to represent and work for the government instead of private entities.
United States attorneys for the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana collectively brought in more than $10 million in criminal and civil actions during fiscal year 2021.
As of Nov. 24, the Indiana Roll of Attorneys listed just eight pro bono publico attorneys active in the state. While the number of applications has been low so far, Indiana Office of Admissions & Continuing Education Executive Director Bradley Skolnik said he believes the rule change is still making a difference.
Neither Bishop Robert McClory of the Diocese of Gary nor United Methodist Pastor Denise Robinson experienced a jolt of conversion where they suddenly decided to make a U-turn and enter the religious life. Rather, the former commercial litigator and the former prosecutor, respectively, had long heard a quiet call of their faith and tried to respond by being active members of their churches. Eventually, however, they each determined they needed to do more, so they walked away from their legal careers to join the clergy.
Nine lawyers allied with former President Donald Trump were ordered Thursday to pay Detroit and Michigan a total of $175,000 in sanctions for abusing the court system with a sham lawsuit challenging the 2020 election results.
Leading up to Wednesday’s major abortion case at the Supreme Court, the justices have heard from thousands of people and organizations urging the court to either save or scrap two historic abortion decisions. But on Wednesday they’ll hear from just three lawyers.
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