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When a Barking Dog is a Good Thing: Some Tips for Success for Young Lawyers

In my meetings and travels as Indy Bar President, I frequently find myself in one of two conversations. The first is a conversation among Baby Boomer lawyers who are expressing concern or frustration about the things that young lawyers don’t … Continue reading

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Disruptive Innovation: Lawyers Must Pay Attention

During the recent American Bar Association meeting in Chicago, the National Conference of Bar Presidents presented a panel discussion on the popular subject of Disruptive Innovation. The panel of experts included senior officers of two of the leading online legal … Continue reading

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Implicit Bias: We All Have It

Imagine for a moment: A senior partner in a law firm is caught in an impromptu partner meeting as a important new client arrives at the firm. The client is placed in a conference room and grows increasingly angry as … Continue reading

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Solo and Small Practice: It Takes Courage and Strength

At a recent law practice management seminar, I heard an expert in law firm strategic planning say, “No matter the size of your firm, you need your lawyers to ‘Think like a solo.’” He compared the solo practice of law … Continue reading

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Trimble: Reflections on a ‘Family Reunion’: Bench Bar 2015

By John C. Trimble, Lewis Wagner LLP When I opened the day on Friday, I told the assemblage that for me, Bench Bar is a “family reunion.” I felt it, I meant it, and I experienced it. We had judges … Continue reading

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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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