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Posted on: Jul 15, 2021

According to the 2020 Clio Legal Trends Report, 23 percent of legal consumers thought law firms closed during the pandemic. This is largely based on their knowledge of court closures, leading to an assumption that the entire legal industry was shut down. 

Posted on: Jul 8, 2021

Many law firms still operate with pen and paper time and billing systems, but that's a recipe for losing money. Of course, there's no time like the present to change your ways and recapture more of the money you make. 

Posted on: Jul 1, 2021

Do you want to dive into a new book? Craving to get lost in a captivating podcast or TV show? The Women and the Law Division's #IMHO has just what you're looking for! Kayla Moody-Grant has our recommendation for this month: hot yoga.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2021

Service on the Indianapolis Bar Association Board of Directors is an invaluable opportunity to play a role in the future of the legal community.

Posted on: Jun 24, 2021

With in-office work still now a very disjointed proposition for law firms, attorneys continue to struggle with managing a distributed workforce—often for the first time. 

Posted on: Jun 17, 2021

Many solo and small firm practitioners represent small business.  As this article from CNBC notes, while PPP funding has run out for most types of businesses, there remain many resources for small businesses, particularly the Restaurant Revitalization Fund and the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Program (the latter applies to theaters and other live performance venues that closed during the pandemic).

Posted on: Jun 17, 2021

Many small and solo practitioners already have been using home offices, shared workspaces, and other alternative environments, but as this ABA Journal article notes, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated adoption of virtual and alternative setups.

Posted on: Jun 16, 2021

One of the most challenging aspects of case evaluation in a plaintiff personal injury firm is the assessment of the potential client. The potential client is sometimes the sole source of the facts we use to decide whether to accept representation. Yet, we sometimes jump ahead of ourselves and evaluate the alleged facts of liability, damages and insurance coverage out of context. Our evaluations are worthless if we do not first assess the reliability of the information we are receiving and the potential clients themselves. Here are some red flags indicating you should stop and think carefully before accepting a potential personal injury client’s request for representation.

Posted on: Jun 16, 2021

The Indianapolis Bar Association has selected 18 emerging attorney leaders to participate in its Bar Leader Series. With the goal of preparing talented and diverse early-career lawyers to take their places as both leaders in the legal profession and leaders in addressing needs of the community, the Bar Leader Series is an intensive year-long leadership development program designed specifically for Indianapolis Bar Association member attorneys in their third to tenth year of practice.

Posted on: Jun 11, 2021

Need advice on how to make this year’s Bench Bar Conference the best one ever? IndyBar member and longtime attendee of the Bench Bar Conference Claire Emswiller is here to answer your inquiries, dish out advice and get everyone ready to get back down to Louisville and enjoy a few days with your friends.

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