Indiana’s freedom fighter

A 90-year-old Indianapolis attorney couldn’t have predicted his legal career of more than 60 years would include handling
many controversial clients, including the Ku Klux Klan and conscientious objectors of the Vietnam War.

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ISBA conference attracts law students

The ninth conference aimed at solo and small firm attorneys in Indiana was a success according to organizers and those who attended, especially going by the number of law school students in attendance compared to previous years.

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Groups to offer August seminars on attorney retirement

There’s an old joke in the legal profession that attorneys never retire.So the Indiana State Bar Association and Indiana
Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program have partnered to present three conferences
in late August about retirement preparation.

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Family law attorney to receive national award

For doing pro bono work and for promoting pro bono work among others in the legal community, an Indianapolis attorney has
learned she will receive a national award at the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco in August.

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Conference focuses on solo, small firm issues

Participants can network with other attorneys and earn up to 17 hours of CLE credit by choosing from almost 40 sessions at the Indiana State Bar Association’s ninth Solo and Small Firm Conference in Merrillville.

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Attorneys face health concerns head on

It’s never easy to handle an emergency when it comes to someone’s health, on a personal or professional level.
But some early planning can help, especially when it comes to knowing who will take over the workload.

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Solos discuss alternatives to the billable hour

While alternative billing isn’t a brand new concept, more solo and small firm attorneys are offering this option to clients to help develop their businesses as clients are more likely to ask their lawyers the question: “What do I get for paying you for your time?”

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Military-leave suit targets law firm

The U.S. Department of Justice says an Indianapolis law firm wrongfully refused to re-employ a staff attorney who'd returned from serving in Iraq as a member of the Indiana Army National Guard.

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Attorneys leaving Bingham to form new firm

Seven attorneys are leaving Indianapolis firm Bingham McHale to form a new insurance litigation firm, a move that one of the departing partners said came as a result of high rates and the large firm's practice group effectively pricing itself out of the market.

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State settles with legal malpractice insurer

A legal malpractice insurance carrier has agreed to pay $16.5 million to Indiana's insurance department, settling a federal lawsuit that had come on the heels of a state malpractice claim where an Indianapolis law firm got hit with an $18 million verdict.

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Settlement may be largest of its kind

In what is believed to be the highest-ever payout of its kind in the state, the Indiana Department of Insurance will receive $16.5 million from a national legal malpractice insurer as part of a federal lawsuit settlement.

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