After COVID-19, law firms must rethink what the office environment can deliver better than the experience of working remotely. What can the future law firm office do better? How can tomorrow’s law firm office improve connection and interaction, encourage collaboration, and provide modern, convenient services?
James Dimos remembered as a friend and champion of lawyers
Indiana attorney Jim Dimos, who left private practice to help lead the American Bar Association after leading both his local and state bars, is being remembered as someone who was “quietly effective” and a friend to the legal profession. He died Wednesday of a heart attack at age 59.Read More
Federal Circuit tweaks statute to overcome constitutionality concerns with administrative patent judges
On Halloween 2019, a constitutional argument against the process for challenging patents not only convinced a federal appellate court but also inspired the judges to offer their own fix to the statute.Read More
Sew it goes: Lawyers aid communities during pandemic
For the past several weekends, a sewing machine has been on Julie Andrews’ kitchen table. The Cohen & Malad attorney broke out her old friend, dusted it off and gave the machine a whirl after deciding to sew protective face masks for those on the front lines of tackling the novel coronavirus pandemic.Read More
Firm’s first woman steps aside after blazing trail
Julia Blackwell Gelinas’ February retirement from Frost Brown Todd marks the end of an era for the firm. The first woman lawyer at the predecessor firm Locke Reynolds started in the 1970s and continued a career marked by professionalism and leadership.Read More
The law firm of Frost Brown Todd, which has had a presence in Indianapolis for more than a decade, has added a 14th location to its roster, announcing this week the opening of its newest office in Houston. The Houston office is the firm’s second location in Texas, alongside Dallas.
The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged and changed how lawyers do business. Although law firms were considered essential businesses by Indiana’s stay-at-home orders, most lawyers responsibly transitioned their practices to remote working arrangements. This article focuses on how litigators used — and continue to use — technology to meet client needs and court deadlines.
Like the rest of the state, lawyers aren’t heading back to the office all at once — in fact, some aren’t heading back at all. The new normal of “working from home” has become so engrained that firm leaders say they don’t expect their employees to return to the old lifestyle of commuting into the office every day.
To elevate Indiana women in the traditionally male-dominated white-collar defense bar, the Indianapolis chapter of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association was founded in 2015. The primary goal of the group is to build a referral network so female lawyers are likelier to get handed a case or asked to represent a client.
One could assume that significant issues in federal trademark law were decided long ago; yet, the Supreme Court issued two trademark decisions in 2019 that fundamentally impact trademark protection and has granted certiorari in three trademark cases for the 2019-2020 term.
A Terre Haute aviation-services company that was sued for more than $455,000 in damages after an agriculture aircraft crashed on takeoff prevailed in a unanimous defense verdict handed down in a California trial court.
Frost Brown Todd has expanded its midwestern footprint by opening an office in Ann Arbor, Michigan, its first in the state.
A former Marion County sheriff’s deputy who was permanently injured while on duty has lost her lawsuit against the sheriff’s department and the city of Indianapolis after a federal jury found the defendants did not fail to accommodate her and did not harass her because of her disability.
Across Indianapolis, women were being tapped to lead their law firms before the #MeToo movement, either as practice group chairs, committee leaders, managing partners or a combination. But the movement has sparked additional conversations in their law firms, giving credence to gender equality efforts that were already in place.
The question of when leisure time becomes the boss’ business popped into the public conversation after the protest last summer in Charlottesville, Virginia. Photos of the individuals who marched with white supremacist groups were circulated online, and several lost their jobs as a result.
Authorities are now warning those reeling from the floods that ravaged northern and southern Indiana against these scammers.
A man whose 1995 conviction was vacated after serving nearly 16 years in prison is facing evidence issues in a lawsuit he filed against the state of Indiana that were similar to those in his case.
Attorneys are at the horizon of what could be a new body of law involving drones, some of which could be decided by the courts.
James Dimos’ new leadership gig with the American Bar Association eventually will take him away from his adopted Indianapolis home of more than 30 years but, in a way, he’ll be returning home.
Frost Brown Todd LLC attorney Kevin Murray grew up hearing his grandmother tell of his great-great-grandfather’s valor. But only recently did Murray come to fully appreciate his ancestor’s sacrifice.
Vault.com’s annual ranking of law firms has landed three firms with Indiana ties in the top 15 in the Midwest, according to associates who work in this region.
Valparaiso University Law School student follows a Hoosier tradition of involvement with the bar association.