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On the Move - 9/15/10

IL Staff
September 15, 2010
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On The Move

On The Move: Information must be submitted at least 11 days before the Wednesday issue in which it is to appear. Digital images should be 200 dpi and saved as eps, tiff or jpeg; Color images are preferred. For more information or to submit an announcement, contact managing editor Elizabeth Brockett at ejbrockett@ibj.com

Honors/Awards
Charles E. Oswald Jr. of Bamberger Foreman Oswald & Hahn in Evansville is the Indiana Bar Foundation’s 2010 Legendary Lawyer honoree. Oswald, who just turned 88, has practiced for more than 50 years. His practice in real estate included minerals, leases,

real estate development and related corporate and business law, as well as local taxation.

New Associations
Jana Strain has joined Indianapolis firm Geiger Conrad & Head as of counsel. She practices in the areas of family law, civil litigation, civil and domestic mediation, and estate planning.

Elections/Appointments
Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller has been appointed to co-chair the National Association of Attorneys General Consumer Protection Committee.

As co-chair, Zoeller will review the effect the newly passed Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act will have on state consumer protection laws. The committee works to improve the enforcement of consumer protection laws by state attorneys general and supports multi-state consumer protection enforcement efforts. Zoeller was appointed by North Carolina’s Attorney General Roy Cooper, president of the National Association of Attorneys General.

Certifications
Kevin W. Betz of Betz & Associates in Indianapolis has successfully achieved board certification through the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a civil trial advocate. Achieving NBTA certification confirms that certified attorneys have exhibited a high standard of professional conduct.•

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  1. Your article is a good intro the recent amendments to Fed.R.Civ.P. For a much longer - though not necessarily better -- summary, counsel might want to read THE CHIEF UMPIRE IS CHANGING THE STRIKE ZONE, which I co-authored and which was just published in the January issue of THE VERDICT (the monthly publication of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association).

  2. Thank you, John Smith, for pointing out a needed correction. The article has been revised.

  3. The "National institute for Justice" is an agency for the Dept of Justice. That is not the law firm you are talking about in this article. The "institute for justice" is a public interest law firm. http://ij.org/ thanks for interesting article however

  4. I would like to try to find a lawyer as soon possible I've had my money stolen off of my bank card driver pressed charges and I try to get the information they need it and a Social Security board is just give me a hold up a run around for no reason and now it think it might be too late cuz its been over a year I believe and I can't get the right information they need because they keep giving me the runaroundwhat should I do about that

  5. It is wonderful that Indiana DOC is making some truly admirable and positive changes. People with serious mental illness, intellectual disability or developmental disability will benefit from these changes. It will be much better if people can get some help and resources that promote their health and growth than if they suffer alone. If people experience positive growth or healing of their health issues, they may be less likely to do the things that caused them to come to prison in the first place. This will be of benefit for everyone. I am also so happy that Indiana DOC added correctional personnel and mental health staffing. These are tough issues to work with. There should be adequate staffing in prisons so correctional officers and other staff are able to do the kind of work they really want to do-helping people grow and change-rather than just trying to manage chaos. Correctional officers and other staff deserve this. It would be great to see increased mental health services and services for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities in the community so that fewer people will have to receive help and support in prisons. Community services would like be less expensive, inherently less demeaning and just a whole lot better for everyone.

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