Amateur Life Coach – Double Dipping

James J. Bell, ICLEF's Amateur Life Coach

The Amateur Life Coach returns to the ICLEF blogs, but this time by way of a “Vlog” (Video Blog)!

Twice each month through January, The Amateur Life Coach (Also known as attorney James J. Bell of Bingham Greenebaum Doll) will provide you insights to both law and life in his own, unique way.

In our first episode of the season, The Amateur Life Coach answers a question about billing two different clients for the same research.

Special thanks to our featured guest “viewer” Chuck Kidd of the Indiana Disciplinary Commission for presenting this week’s question.

Have a thought to share or wish to ask for some advice from the Amateur Lifecoach?  Submit your questions to Scott King ( ) or try @JamesJBell on Twitter.


James focuses his practice in the areas of criminal defense; attorney discipline defense and health care law. As a Marion County Public Defender, he represented clients in numerous jury and bench trials. James also represents clients in juvenile delinquency, appeals and post-conviction proceedings. James is a frequent ICLEF speaker on ethics, trial practice and criminal procedure. James just completed his first semester as an adjunct professor at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law where he teaches a course on professional responsibility. To date, no student has yet stood on their desk and shouted “Oh captain, my captain!” Follow James on Twitter @jamesjbell

Questions for the Amateur Life Coach?  Email them to or

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