Tuesday, March 01, 2016
Indiana Law Blog Plans To Go Dark At End Of March
I'm sorry to hear that Marcia Oddi plans to end her Indiana Law Blog at the end of this month after 13 years of excellent service to the Indiana legal community. As a long-time blogger, I know how much time and dedication she has committed to putting out the greatest online legal source for legal practitioners in Indiana. It's worth much more to many of us who practice law than that Indiana Lawyer newspaper that multi-millionaire Mickey Maurer sends out to the legal community through some financial arrangement he has with the
Indiana State Indianapolis Bar Association we support with our annual dues. It's very difficult to labor day after day to provide a service to the public and, in turn, receive so little reward for your efforts. Speaking from personal experience, I have a few loyal readers who have made donations to my blog over the years for which I'm very appreciative, but I can attest to the fact that it doesn't come close to compensating you for the value of the time and service you like to believe you're providing. It's particularly upsetting when you see how much people of means in our state and local community dump into these nonprofit organizations of dubious value and political campaigns, but who see no value in supporting the service people like Oddi and myself provide. Yet some of those people are the first to pick up the phone and give you advice on what should be researching or writing about. It's generally only the average guys and gals who are willing to support the service we provide in filling a gap sorely missing from traditional news reporting services. I thank Oddi for her many years of service and can't express how much I will miss the legal news she has brought us all of these years, particularly the outstanding way she has shined light on the selection process of trial court judges and members of the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court.