Mediation is often underutilized in elder law disputes mainly because attorneys aren’t familiar with its use in this area of law. In my experience, it can be a useful and efficient tool. Toward that end, my firm, Applegate & Dillman Elder Law, has opened an elder law mediation center.
In April 2020, we wrote to you about “The ethics of working from home.” In that article, we reminded you to protect client confidentiality and maintain competency when outside the office, which included understanding the technology you use to communicate with clients. We also reminded you to supervise nonlawyer staff through regular communication. Eighteen months […]
John Trimble, a partner of Lewis Wagner, was awarded the Louis B. Potter Lifetime Professional Service Award by the Defense Research Institute during its annual awards program last month.
The concept of mentors has been around for just a couple (thousand) years; its origins are in ancient Greek mythology. Prior to learning this fact, I believed mentorship was born out of the relationship between Chris Farley (Tommy) and David Spade (Richard) in “Tommy Boy.”
Although DTCI is unable to become involved in every case in which its participation is requested, the amicus committee and the board of directors carefully consider each request and welcome the chance to work with defense counsel across the state on important issues of Indiana law before Indiana’s appellate courts
Expanded services: New DTCI President Pinkie exploring new section, law practice management resources
Meet the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana’s new president, Elliott Pinkie.
Defense attorneys rested their case in the Ahmaud Arbery trial Thursday after calling just seven witnesses, including the shooter, who testified that Arbery did not threaten him in any way before he pointed his shotgun at the 25-year-old Black man.
Indiana’s civil forfeiture framework is once again under scrutiny as a new lawsuit alleges a law allowing private prosecutors to earn a contingency fee in forfeiture actions is unconstitutional.
Adam Mandel Firm: Mandel Rauch & Lammers Practice area: Insurance defense Years of practice: Second-year associate What do you like best about your job? I enjoy traveling and seeing the different towns and courthouses throughout the state. What has been the best moment so far in your legal career? Taking my first few depositions on […]
The Indiana Lawyer, a biweekly statewide legal publication published by IBJ Media, will hold its annual Leadership in Law awards event Tuesday morning, where 37 attorneys and legal professionals will be honored.
This article is for newly minted attorneys and associates in their first few years of practice. If you’re in either of these categories, I strongly encourage you to read on for several fundamental keys to success that, in my opinion, every new attorney should embrace.
It wasn’t that long ago that I found myself asking around for tips and pointers to develop skills and maximize my opportunities as a young associate. As a new class of lawyers begins settling into their legal careers this autumn, I wanted to share some of the tips I’ve received and helpful things I’ve learned over the past 13 years (some the hard way!):
Indiana Southern District U.S. Attorney’s Office Criminal Division chief Cindy Cho is committed to the Department of Justice’s mission to do justice through the law — so much so that her desire to become a federal prosecutor dates back as far as her memory serves.
A Mishawaka lawyer named the newest judge to the St. Joseph Superior Court will begin his duties next month, with robing ceremonies to follow for several new judges and magistrate judges.
An Indianapolis lawyer serving as general counsel to the Indy Chamber has been suspended from the practice of law in Indiana following a second drunken driving conviction.
Tenley Drescher-Rhoades has returned to Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, stepping down as general counsel of the Indianapolis Airport Authority to rejoin the firm as counsel in the corporate practice group.
Longtime Ice Miller LLP attorney Michael Millikan has been elected chief managing partner of the firm, while Rebecca Seamands has been elected deputy managing partner.
A Muncie attorney who failed to communicate with an incarcerated client for years before withdrawing representation from the inmate’s case has been suspended from the practice of law in Indiana for 120 days with automatic reinstatement.
The Indiana Supreme Court has announced several amendments to the rules of professional conduct and rules for admission to the bar and discipline of attorneys, including a new rule and references to the Indiana Office of Admissions and Continuing Education.