Category Archives: General

Happy Thanksgiving 2014

This Thanksgiving, I am thankful for many things about this past year: That there are so many working in the juvenile justice system who truly care about the children and their families, and are working to implement system changes, such … Continue reading

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Welcoming the 500th Follower!

Today, we crossed a threshold as our 500th follower joined our little group.  I am grateful for each of you, and know that the count is artificially low, as it does not include those who read the blog on LinkedIn, Google+, … Continue reading

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Happy Labor Day!

Labor Day is a “yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country,” according to the U.S. Department of Labor.  Here is a tribute to all of the judges, probation officers, … Continue reading

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Justice Rush Appointed as First Female Chief Justice

On August 6, 2014, Justice Loretta Rush was named as the first female Chief Justice of the Indiana Supreme Court.  She was a long-time juvenile court judge in Tippecanoe County before being appointed to the Indiana Supreme Court in 2012. … Continue reading

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Legal Careers and “The Subtle Tyranny of the Word BALANCE”

A few months ago, I participated in a legal professions class for first-year law students as they begin to explore the career paths in this very difficult legal market.  Near the end of the period, one brave soul asked the … Continue reading

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“Fidelity to the Model” versus Independent Thought

One of the big catchphrases right now is “fidelity to the model.”  It has come up repeatedly in different contexts in the last few months.  My take on it is that the phrase can often be replaced with “no independent … Continue reading

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Indiana Public Defender Council Gault Award

Please indulge this blogger in a moment of glee!  Today, I am receiving the Gault Award from the Indiana Public Defender Council at the Annual Update seminar, for which I am very grateful.  I have been nominated twice before and … Continue reading

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