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Lawyers and Judicial Criticism, Vol. 49, No. 9 RES GESTAE 34 (May 2006)

Attacks on judicial independence have been front and center in the news lately. They seem to reflect a misunderstanding of the importance of an independent judiciary by some members the media and the general public.  Lawyers need to do more to get the word out. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OR HOUSE OF PRAYER? In the wake [...]

Disciplinary Commission Rolls Out New Website, Vol. 49, No. 7 RES GESTAE 43 (March 2006)

The Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission recently rolled out a new website with enhanced content that will be more useful to the bar and the public. Here is the address of the website: http://www.IN.gov/judiciary/discipline.  Check it out for yourselves, but here’s a preview. INFORMATION FOR THE PUBLIC The website has two major sections, one with information [...]

Finder’s Fee or Kickback? You Decide, Vol. 49, No. 5 RES GESTAE 32 (December 2005)

Your spam blocker usually takes care of this stuff, but somehow one gets through. It’s from a company called You Settle/We Buy, Inc. (YS/WB). They’re in the business of paying cash for assignments of structured settlements. Structured settlements have become a common way of resolving injury cases. There are sometimes advantages for the client to [...]

An Advertising Primer: Part 2, Vol. 49, No. 4 RES GESTAE 32 (November 2005)

Last month’s column covered general guidelines on lawyer advertising and publicity. Drawing on disciplinary cases decided in just the past three years, let’s get a little more specific about the content of lawyer advertising. What’s in a name? Rule of Professional Conduct 7.5(b) (2005) restricts the use of trade names.  So, for example, in Matter [...]

An Advertising Primer: Part 1, Vol. 49, No. 3 RES GESTAE 19 (October 2005)

The modern era of lawyer advertising dawned on June 27, 1977, when the U.S. Supreme Court decided Bates v. State Bar of Arizona, 433 U.S. 350 (1977).  Most legal ethics codes in effect at the time, including Indiana’s, prohibited lawyers from advertising their services to the public.  The U.S. Supreme Court held that publicity about [...]

What Do You Do When You Receive a Grievance?, Vol. 49, No. 2 RES GESTAE 35 (September 2005)

In the year ending June 30, 2005, the Disciplinary Commission received 1,625 grievances. After screening, 668 grievances were opened for investigation including a demand for a written response.  With 15,508 Indiana lawyers in active good-standing, if the grievances had been evenly distributed (which they aren’t), one in every twenty-three lawyers would have been required to [...]

Trust Accounts and More, Vol. 49, No. 1 RES GESTAE 19 (July/August 2005)

Introduction and the Usual Disclaimers.  My friends at the Indiana State Bar Association have been kind enough to make space available for a regular column on lawyer ethics and professional responsibility.  The law of lawyering has become a rich and expanding practice area in recent decades, and I doubt I will run out of column [...]