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Lawyers branch out as business execs, entrepreneurs

Sometimes attorneys aren't completely satisfied with their high-pressure day jobs. Many start unrelated businesses like bakeries, vineyards, breweries and clothiers as an escape, or even a new career.
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Indiana high court: Causes of death are public record

The Indiana Supreme Court has ruled that causes of death are public records and must be available at county levels.
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'Bring your own device' creates privacy issues for employees

Companies are concerned about data security and access to mobile devices used for work. Employees want to keep prying eyes—including those of their employers—away from their personal business.
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After 30 years, Judge Barker to dial back caseload

Sarah Evans Barker was the first woman appointed to the federal court in Indiana. After 30 years on the federal bench, she will transition to semi-retired status effective June 30.
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Bar Association stands against gay-marriage amendment

Backed by nearly three-fourths of its members, the Indianapolis Bar has taken the unusual step of announcing its opposition to the state constitutional amendment under debate at the Statehouse.
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Golfer finishes coast-to-coast fundraiser for Indy school

Luke Bielawski, a student from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, spent 96 days this summer teeing off from California to South Carolina to raise money for Providence Cristo Rey High School.
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Local legal aid group needs to beat the bushes

A $126,000 reduction in contributions by United Way of Central Indiana is pushing Indianapolis Legal Aid Society to introduce itself to a wider audience and focus on fundraising.
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Holiday World family takes dispute to Indiana appeals court

An agreement meant to keep a popular amusement park in the family has sparked a bitter dispute that has reached the Indiana Court of Appeals.
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Chief justice wants lawyers to do more pro bono work

One key proposal from a state commission is to require all licensed attorneys in Indiana to report their pro bono hours.
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Attorneys rev engines on racing circuits for relaxation

Lawyers are traditionally known as hard-chargers, but these Indianapolis attorneys spend their weekends jockeying for position as pro- and semipro-level auto racers.
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