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Pence selects attorneys to fill IURC slots

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Two attorneys with experience serving the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission have been appointed to the commission by Gov. Mike Pence.

Angela Weber, of counsel at Ice Miller LLP, and Carol Stephan, assistant general counsel for the IURC, were selected from a pool of six candidates to fill two vacancies on the commission.

Weber has served as staff attorney for the Indiana Department of Education, administrative law judge for the IURC and deputy prosecuting attorney for Marion County. She is a graduate of the Indiana University Maurer School of Law.

“As evidenced by her service to both her country and her state, Angela Weber has demonstrated time and again her dedication and passion for serving Hoosiers,” Pence said. “Her past experience will serve her well as a member of the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, and I am grateful for her willingness to serve.”

Stephan has previously worked as the general counsel for the Indiana Office of the Utility Consumer Counselor, interim deputy commission and director of partner services for the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, and deputy attorney general in the Bankruptcy/Inheritance Tax Division in the Office of the Indiana Attorney General.

She holds a law degree from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

“Carol Stephan’s extensive legal experience and background with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission allow her to bring invaluable insight to the table,” Pence said. “I am confident she will work tirelessly to ensure reliable services and reasonable prices for Hoosier utilities’ customers.”   
 

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  4. Here's an idea...how about we MORE heavily regulate the law schools to reduce the surplus of graduates, driving starting salaries up for those new grads, so that we can all pay our insane amount of student loans off in a reasonable amount of time and then be able to afford to do pro bono & low-fee work? I've got friends in other industries, radiology for example, and their schools accept a very limited number of students so there will never be a glut of new grads and everyone's pay stays high. For example, my radiologist friend's school accepted just six new students per year.

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