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Waggoner quoted on new Attorney Advertising Rules

Ted Waggoner was recently quoted extensively in an American Bar Association / Bureau of National Affairs article regarding recent changes to Indiana’s advertising rules for attorneys. The article appeared in the Lawyers’ Manual on Professional Conduct, a professional periodical.  Discussing Indiana’s new 30-day cooling off period on lawyers sending advertising material to accident victims:

        Waggoner suggested that two events may have contributed to the court’s decision to adopt the 30-day restriction. One involved solicitation by two out-of-state lawyers following an air crash in Indiana in 1992. The court subsequently barred them indefinitely from practicing law in that state, finding that the attorneys ignored Indiana’s lawyer advertising rules and sent air crash victims self-laudatory claims about the lawyers’ track record of getting big awards for disaster victims. In re Coale, 775 N.E.2d 1079, 18 Law. Man. Prof. Conduct 474 (Ind. 2002).
        Another incident that made a big splash in the news in Indiana, Waggoner said, occurred earlier this year when a prominent personal injury lawyer sent a promotional video to the family of a young girl who had been killed.
        Waggoner said that in his view, the 30-day moratorium sends the wrong message—that lawyers can’t be trusted, but insurance companies can.

Source: “Indiana’s Revised Lawyer Advertising Rules Feature New Limits on Targeted Direct Mail,” Lawyers’ Manual on Professional Conduct, Vol. 26 No. 22, October 27, 2010., p.2.


Arndt Attends State Bar Conference

Rachel Arndt recently served as a delegate to the Indiana State Bar Association's Annual Meeting. She is also attending Continuing Legal Education Seminars and doing some important statewide networking, so she can serve our clients better. Congratulations, Rachel.


"A Grand Night for Music" a Success

Peterson & Waggoner, LLP would like to thank Bob and Pat Williams for making our recent 2010 Client Appreciation Night a success. We hope that all of our clients and friends had a wonderful evening. If you're interested in learning more about the music of Bob Williams, you may visit his facebook page by clicking here.


Perkins Teaching

Perkins has been chosen to teach Criminal Law to paralegal students as an Adjunct Professor at Ivy Tech in the Fall of 2010. The class will be taught to students in Warsaw, South Bend, and Elkhart simultaneously through remote video conferencing technology.

Perkins has also recently been named to the board of directors of the Fulton County Leadership Academy.


Waggoner Appointed Adjunct Professor

Waggoner was appointed an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law for Spring 2010 semester. He taught a course titled "Introduction to Issues in Solo and Small Firm Practice." The course had 57 students. It was the first time the topic was taught at Maurer, and is an innovative course for a leading law school.

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