As part of Indiana Lawyer’s commemoration of its silver anniversary this year, we asked a varied group of attorneys to look ahead to the year 2040. They outlined what they thought the profession would be like, how they hoped the profession would change, and what they did not want the profession to become.
A generation ago, lawyers with alcohol or drug addictions often had another problem: Seeking help might risk their professional livelihood.
Twenty-five years ago, people needing legal help either met with an attorney face-to-face or made a phone call. Person-to-person, they explained their problems and made up their minds if the lawyer had the answers. Today, when picking a lawyer, clients first visit the Internet.
Not so long ago, patent and intellectual property attorneys most often practiced in firms that specialized in the technical, complex legal systems that govern and protect invention and creation. But big firms saw opportunities and seized them, sometimes gobbling up entire practices
The Indiana Lawyer was launched 25 years ago with a quest to have a prestigious publication that would be educational and enjoyable, and have a positive impact on the legal community.
Portage attorney Greg Sarkisian remembers a time when trying to convince a jury how a crash happened involved moving magnetic cars around on a board.
Twenty-five years later, a plaintiff’s attorney says changes to statutes have impacted awards, but the system remains necessary.
The Indianapolis legal community was divided in the early 1990s over a plan to concentrate domestic relations cases into specific courts. The proposal became a reality, but the reality became too burdensome.
The dramatic changes that our world has experienced, and the impact those changes have had on the practice of law, has produced a fertile supply of topics to address over the years.
All the modern devices and technology used by law firms these days come at a high cost and are often among the top firm expenses, according to managing partners.
Larry G. Whitney, the Marion County Bar Association president when Indiana Lawyer launched in 1990, is currently suspended from the practice of law.
Indiana Supreme Court posed an obstacle in 1990 to getting the program launched to fund pro bono efforts.
Lawyers 25 years ago had a radical concept: Let’s see how many civil lawsuits we can settle in a week.