Archives for November 2012
by:Jeff S. Gibson, Attorney
The House Energy & Commerce subcommittee held a hearing on November 14, 2012 to gather the facts surrounding the fungal meningitis outbreak that has sickened over 475 people and killed 33 people across 19 states. The big question on lawmakers’ minds is ‘could this outbreak have been prevented?’ However, this is rhetorical because the answers that are really being sought are more about ‘who should have done what and how can we make sure this never happens again?’
5 Tips for Navigating a Bullying Situation of Your Special Needs Child: Guest Post by Melissa L. Stuart
by: Melissa L. Stuart, Attorney
Bullying is a difficult situation for any parent to handle. When your special needs child is the target of the bullying the situation can become even more sensitive. Here are some tips that I shared with the Friendship Circle for dealing with bullying.
by: Jonathan Knoll, Attorney
One of the most important qualities for a young associate, as well as any person starting out in their profession, is being versatile. Whether it is volunteering for an assignment or pitching in at the last minute to help finish a project, being flexible is not only an essential element of your day to day practice but it is also a valuable tool to help you gain experience in other areas of the law.
by: Edward B. Mulligan V, Attorney
The phrase “pro bono” comes from the latin phrase “pro bono publico” which means “for the public good.” It is generally used to refer to free services that a professional provides to non-profits, charitable organizations, and those who cannot afford to pay. Pro bono work is a part of many professions, including the legal profession.
In fact, Rule 6.1 of the Indiana Rules of Professional Conduct, which governs the legal profession, states:
“A lawyer should render public interest legal service. A lawyer may discharge this responsibility by providing professional services at no fee or a reduced fee to persons of limited means or to public service or charitable groups or organizations, by service in activities for improving the law, the legal system or the legal profession, and by financial support for organizations that provide legal services to persons of limited means.”