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Pause for Professionalism Videos
- Pause for Professionalism: Civility in DepositionsLaugh and learn during this vignette with proven ways to retain composure and keep control in difficult situations. Includes tips from experienced attorneys.
- Pause for Professionalism: Civility in DiscoveryHon. Tim A. Baker reveals the bench perspective for civility and how counsel disputes can influence the outcome of cases. Hear how to avoid personality or emotional disputes, stay focused on the matter and not the counsel.
- Civility and Aggressive Representation: How Can the Two Co-Exist?Bob Hammerle recounts his experience of acting passionately but with civility on behalf of his client even when opposing counsel won't negotiate during a criminal defense case.
- Five Rules of CivilityIn less than four minutes, Judge Tanya Walton-Pratt gives five important rules for attorneys to abide by keeping professional behavior as the goal.
- Civility in the Trial CourtJudge Zore gives helpful do's and don'ts on attorney and litigant behaviors expected by judicial officers and court staff.
- Professionalism and the Appellate Court: Part TwoChief Judge, Margret Robb, addresses mistakes attorneys make when practicing in the Court of Appeals and how to avoid common pitfalls.
- Professionalism and the Appellate Court: Part OneChief Judge, Margret Robb, addresses mistakes attorneys make when practicing in the Court of Appeals and how to avoid common pitfalls.
- Civility in Family LawAs part of the Professionalism Committee’s ongoing series of videos on civility, Indianapolis family law attorneys Melissa Avery and Chris Barrows present a video exploring some of the ways in which family law attorneys can behave professionally and some of the rules of civility that members of the family law bar have come to expect from each other. If you are a new attorney to the family law bar or if you’ve been practicing for years, there is something for everyone in Melissa and Chris’s video
- Civility in Transaction NegotiationsIn litigation there is a Judge present or available to make rulings when an attorney acts outside the bounds of civility. In transaction negotiations, you’re on your own. Prominent business attorney Melissa Proffitt Reese shares her thoughts on how to handle challenging conduct by your transaction adversary, and more importantly, how to prevent that conduct in the first place.
- Civility and Professionalism in Zoning/Land Use IssuesZoning can be a particularly emotional experience for land owners impacted by proposed changes to their land caused by developers, local businesses, environmental issues, and roadway issues, just to name a few. Take a few minutes of your time and listen to leading land use/zoning attorney Brian Touhy give you some practical pointers on how to navigate the zoning process with civility in “Civility and Professionalism in Zoning/Land Use Issues.”
- Ex Parte CommunicationsNeed a hearing set quickly? Wonder when the court will issue a ruling? Is it alright to call the court staff to ask them those questions? Where is the line between a housekeeping matter and a substantive question that rises to the level of an improper ex parte communication? Judge Coachys addresses these questions and gives you three practical pointers to avoid getting yourself into ex parte hot water.
- Community Court: Civility in ActionMarion County Deputy Prosecutor Kathy Infanger explains the purpose and role of the Marion County Community Court.