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Trimble: Rainmaking 101 — Building your social skills and network

The task of teaching a new lawyer to cultivate clients should not fall solely on the shoulders of the young lawyer. Firms need to provide financial support, mentoring and a strategy for the lawyers they hire. However, it is a two-way street. Young lawyers need to step forward and be strategic themselves.

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Hopper: Transitions for lawyers, firms could use some encouragement

Who is responsible for law practice succession planning? I suggest that all of us in the Indiana bar have roles to play, especially those of us closer to the end of our legal careers. So far this year, I have met with several senior attorneys who want to develop and implement succession plans for their law practices.

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Riley Bennett Egloff announces firm’s relocation

One week from today, Indianapolis law firm Riley Bennett Egloff will open its doors at a new downtown location about one block south of the landmark Scottish Rite Cathedral on North Meridian Street. The firm of just under 50 employees, including 27 attorneys, will move to 500 N. Meridian St., Suite 550, from its current location at 141 E. Washington St., effective Monday, Aug. 5.

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Tough transition: Young lawyers say early struggles lead to attorney growth

A recent survey of young Florida attorneys found that roughly 58 percent say the practice of law has become “less desirable” to them as their years in practice have increased. But facing difficulties doesn’t mean the next generation of Indiana lawyers are preparing to switch careers. Rather, they say the struggles they encountered, though painful at the time, have improved their skills as client advocates.

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Bad business: Disciplinary Commission warns of ‘license rentals’

The Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission addressed such questionable relationships in an advisory opinion that cautions Hoosier attorneys against “license rental” partnerships with out-of-state law firms or non-lawyer service groups. Through these partnerships, Hoosier attorneys lend their services to the out-of-state firm or non-lawyer group in exchange for a fee paid for limited client representation in Indiana.

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