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Trimble: Do You Have a Brand?

By John C. Trimble, Lewis Wagner LLP Every professional meeting I attend these days seems to have a segment on the subject of “branding.” We are either being encouraged to develop a law firm brand or a personal brand, or … Continue reading

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Trimble: Mentoring: Do You Have it in You?

By John C. Trimble, Lewis Wagner LLP I will never forget the first mentoring moment that I received from my legal mentor, Robert Wagner. He called me into his office and he said, “John, I need you to go call … Continue reading

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Trimble: BENCH BAR 2015: Is it Too Good to Be True?

By John C. Trimble, Lewis Wagner LLP I was about 8 years old when I first learned the old adage, “If it sounds too good to be true, then it’s too good to be true.” I came home from school … Continue reading

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Trimble: Do You Hate Networking? Then Call It ‘Friend Making’

By John C. Trimble, Lewis Wagner LLP I have never adhered to the old adage, “It’s not what you know; it’s who you know.” However, I have found that one of the real joys of being a lawyer is that … Continue reading

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Trimble: The Time for a New Justice Center is Now

By John C. Trimble, Lewis Wagner LLP Your Indianapolis Bar Association continues to advocate for local government leaders to face the justice system facilities crisis head on, urging prompt action on whatever financing model can be agreed upon to move … Continue reading

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Trimble: ‘Reflections on a Lawyer’s Role in a Firestorm’

By John C. Trimble, Lewis Wagner LLP As I write this column a week before it will be published, the firestorm over the recently enacted Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) still rages. No one today can predict how long the … Continue reading

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Trimble: ‘To Be or Not to Be…Connected 24/7’

By John C. Trimble, Lewis Wagner LLP I woke up this morning and did what most people now do…I grabbed my smart phone and scanned my email inbox for overnight news. I saw immediately that a client had written me … Continue reading

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Trimble: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You: It’s Time To Pay Attention

By John C. Trimble, Lewis Wagner LLP In my spare time, I have the pleasure of chairing the Law Practice Management committee of a national bar association. My duties have taken me all over the place to attend seminars, symposia … Continue reading

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Trimble: It’s Still The Right Thing To Do…Try It!

By John C. Trimble, Lewis Wagner LLP In 1979, when I joined the Indianapolis Bar Association as a law student, my mentor, Robert F. Wagner, told me that it was my duty as a lawyer to join the bar. In … Continue reading

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Trimble: #WILLYOUBETHERE?

By John C. Trimble, Lewis Wagner LLP As I have worked my way through the chairs of the IndyBar to become the 2015 president, I have had the good fortune to meet other bar leaders at American Bar Association meetings. … Continue reading

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