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160 applicants pass the February Indiana Bar Exam

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The Indiana Lawyer congratulates the individuals listed below on passing the February 2014 bar exam. Many of these new, aspiring lawyers participated in an admission ceremony held May 20 in Indianapolis.


Lumturije Akiti

Megan Kay Allgood

Amy Christine Andreas

Christopher John Arlinghaus

Zynthia Leina Arocena

Joseph Patrick Ashbrook

Leslie Ann Baker

Bernice Tiara Banks

Holly Suzanne Barger

Hilary Ann Barnes

Amy Lee Beard

Jennifer Robyn Beegle

Kevin Eugene Beltz Jr.

Matthew Gregory Berard

Luke Joseph Bielawski

Vivian Vidal Blackwell

Daniel Patrick Bowman

Brittany Lee Brockman

Bryan John Brown

Doriann H. Cain

Malaika Kijana Caldwell

Katherine Elisabeth Carlton

William Daniel Carnes II

Stephanie Michelle Carr

Simone Michelle Cheatham

Devin Patrick Claerbout

Leah Jean Close

Jackie Ray Clowers Jr.

Holly Nicole Daniels

Samuel Joseph Dayton

David John-Arnold Debruyn

Lashon Rochelle DeFell

Kelly Elizabeth Dietz

Beau Zeisz Dunfee

Dan Mihnea Duval

Joseph Samuel Edelstein

Thomas Edison Edge

Karen Susanne Ellis

Matthew Charles Ennis

James Eli Ewing

Emily Anne Fehr

Emily Jane Follas

Matthew Louis Fox

Nathaniel Lyles Freeland

Justin Lee Froedge

Elliot Bernard Garvey

Tara Lynn Gerber

Mariana Gerolimatos

Mary Colleen Giles

Eric Matthew Glasco

Rebecca Craig Griffin

Rachel Janel Guin-Lowry

Tanner Lee Guthrie

Jevan Thad Haarer

Joseph M. Hallahan

Jeffrey Joseph Hanneken

Jonathan Daniel Harwell

Maryam Hassani

Kristen Michelle Head

Joel Alphonso Henry

Amanda Shellbrook Hesse

Ryan Patrick Hiler

Amy Thompson Hock

Robert Joseph Hoffman

Mark Welsh Holwager

Andrew Kelly Homan

Elizabeth Anne Homes

Maureen Roberta Horcher

Emily Elisabeth Hughes

Tonisha Marie Jarrett

Andolyn Reeves Johnson

Katherine Lloyd Johnson

Stephen Michael Judge

Kevin Matthew Kapp

Kimbley Ann Kearney

Duran Lawrence Keller

Jane Marie Kennedy

Maura Keri Kennedy

Amanda Michelle Kester

Tariq Yusuf Khan

Lauren Michelle Kofeldt

Aaron Anthony Koonce

Harvey Lee Lancaster

Jacob Andrew Lawrence

Terry Matthew Lawson

Ashley Nicole Leonard

Jia Li

Matthew Charles McConnell

Maxwell Weston McCrite

Conor James McGuinness

Matthew Thomas McVeigh

Christine Carmen Mercho

Jessica Ranae Merino

Joshua Scott Michael

David Evan Miller

Keaton Jay Miller

Ian Douglas Mitchell

John Anthony Molloy III

Natalie Donahue Montell

Eric Kenneth Morris

Ndeto Kyumbu Mwose

Scott Robert Neale

Christopher John Neeson

William Daniel Neff

Brian Andrew Newlin

Lucas Rey Niekamp

James Timothy Nussbaum

Daniel Patrick O’Reilley

Yetunde Freda Okunade

Charles Joseph Osborn

Sarah Caplinger Oznick

Terry Allan Oznick

Thomas Chrysostomos Paschalis

Emily Marie Pence

Scott Michael Penny

Jody Lynn Pfeifle

Amber Lee Poff

Polli Ann Pollem

Crystal Dawn Pulley

Zhigang Rao

Benjamin James Riley

Eli Grant Roberts

Justin William Roberts

Ashley Elizabeth Rodabaugh

Bailey Roese

Bryan Elliott Rogers

Amy Ann Rollins

Barbara Lee Rosenberg

Alexander Isaac Rosenthal

Spardha Saroha

Joshua Kent Scherschel

Celita Lynn Scott

Vernicka Lashay Shaw

Stacy Lynn Shelton

Lindsey Nicole Shepherd

Yevgeniy Shkuratov

Andrew Eugene Skinner

Brandon GregorySmith

Chelsea Elaine Smith

Nicholas Michael Smith

Brian Patrick Spaulding

Bryan David Stoffel

Anne Elizabeth Swords

Alexander Christopher Trueblood

Andrew John Van Zee

Zachary Myers VanVactor

Matthew Paul Villa

Peter William Watkins

Brittany Lynn West

Quinton Maurice White

David James Whitehead

Jessica Raye Williams

Katharine Anne Williams

Dennis Dean Wilson II

April A. Wimberg

Susan Marie Papreck Wine

Kyle Mitchell Winslow

Allyse Elizabeth Wirkkala

Aureola Shekinah Glory Wright

Sarah Maree Wyatt
 

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  1. I have been on this program while on parole from 2011-2013. No person should be forced mentally to share private details of their personal life with total strangers. Also giving permission for a mental therapist to report to your parole agent that your not participating in group therapy because you don't have the financial mean to be in the group therapy. I was personally singled out and sent back three times for not having money and also sent back within the six month when you aren't to be sent according to state law. I will work to het this INSOMM's removed from this state. I also had twelve or thirteen parole agents with a fifteen month period. Thanks for your time.

  2. Our nation produces very few jurists of the caliber of Justice DOUGLAS and his peers these days. Here is that great civil libertarian, who recognized government as both a blessing and, when corrupted by ideological interests, a curse: "Once the investigator has only the conscience of government as a guide, the conscience can become ‘ravenous,’ as Cromwell, bent on destroying Thomas More, said in Bolt, A Man For All Seasons (1960), p. 120. The First Amendment mirrors many episodes where men, harried and harassed by government, sought refuge in their conscience, as these lines of Thomas More show: ‘MORE: And when we stand before God, and you are sent to Paradise for doing according to your conscience, *575 and I am damned for not doing according to mine, will you come with me, for fellowship? ‘CRANMER: So those of us whose names are there are damned, Sir Thomas? ‘MORE: I don't know, Your Grace. I have no window to look into another man's conscience. I condemn no one. ‘CRANMER: Then the matter is capable of question? ‘MORE: Certainly. ‘CRANMER: But that you owe obedience to your King is not capable of question. So weigh a doubt against a certainty—and sign. ‘MORE: Some men think the Earth is round, others think it flat; it is a matter capable of question. But if it is flat, will the King's command make it round? And if it is round, will the King's command flatten it? No, I will not sign.’ Id., pp. 132—133. DOUGLAS THEN WROTE: Where government is the Big Brother,11 privacy gives way to surveillance. **909 But our commitment is otherwise. *576 By the First Amendment we have staked our security on freedom to promote a multiplicity of ideas, to associate at will with kindred spirits, and to defy governmental intrusion into these precincts" Gibson v. Florida Legislative Investigation Comm., 372 U.S. 539, 574-76, 83 S. Ct. 889, 908-09, 9 L. Ed. 2d 929 (1963) Mr. Justice DOUGLAS, concurring. I write: Happy Memorial Day to all -- God please bless our fallen who lived and died to preserve constitutional governance in our wonderful series of Republics. And God open the eyes of those government officials who denounce the constitutions of these Republics by arbitrary actions arising out capricious motives.

  3. From back in the day before secularism got a stranglehold on Hoosier jurists comes this great excerpt via Indiana federal court judge Allan Sharp, dedicated to those many Indiana government attorneys (with whom I have dealt) who count the law as a mere tool, an optional tool that is not to be used when political correctness compels a more acceptable result than merely following the path that the law directs: ALLEN SHARP, District Judge. I. In a scene following a visit by Henry VIII to the home of Sir Thomas More, playwriter Robert Bolt puts the following words into the mouths of his characters: Margaret: Father, that man's bad. MORE: There is no law against that. ROPER: There is! God's law! MORE: Then God can arrest him. ROPER: Sophistication upon sophistication! MORE: No, sheer simplicity. The law, Roper, the law. I know what's legal not what's right. And I'll stick to what's legal. ROPER: Then you set man's law above God's! MORE: No, far below; but let me draw your attention to a fact I'm not God. The currents and eddies of right and wrong, which you find such plain sailing, I can't navigate. I'm no voyager. But in the thickets of law, oh, there I'm a forester. I doubt if there's a man alive who could follow me there, thank God... ALICE: (Exasperated, pointing after Rich) While you talk, he's gone! MORE: And go he should, if he was the Devil himself, until he broke the law! ROPER: So now you'd give the Devil benefit of law! MORE: Yes. What would you do? Cut a great road through the law to get after the Devil? ROPER: I'd cut down every law in England to do that! MORE: (Roused and excited) Oh? (Advances on Roper) And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned round on you where would you hide, Roper, the laws being flat? (He leaves *1257 him) This country's planted thick with laws from coast to coast man's laws, not God's and if you cut them down and you're just the man to do it d'you really think you would stand upright in the winds that would blow then? (Quietly) Yes, I'd give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety's sake. ROPER: I have long suspected this; this is the golden calf; the law's your god. MORE: (Wearily) Oh, Roper, you're a fool, God's my god... (Rather bitterly) But I find him rather too (Very bitterly) subtle... I don't know where he is nor what he wants. ROPER: My God wants service, to the end and unremitting; nothing else! MORE: (Dryly) Are you sure that's God! He sounds like Moloch. But indeed it may be God And whoever hunts for me, Roper, God or Devil, will find me hiding in the thickets of the law! And I'll hide my daughter with me! Not hoist her up the mainmast of your seagoing principles! They put about too nimbly! (Exit More. They all look after him). Pgs. 65-67, A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS A Play in Two Acts, Robert Bolt, Random House, New York, 1960. Linley E. Pearson, Atty. Gen. of Indiana, Indianapolis, for defendants. Childs v. Duckworth, 509 F. Supp. 1254, 1256 (N.D. Ind. 1981) aff'd, 705 F.2d 915 (7th Cir. 1983)

  4. "Meanwhile small- and mid-size firms are getting squeezed and likely will not survive unless they become a boutique firm." I've been a business attorney in small, and now mid-size firm for over 30 years, and for over 30 years legal consultants have been preaching this exact same mantra of impending doom for small and mid-sized firms -- verbatim. This claim apparently helps them gin up merger opportunities from smaller firms who become convinced that they need to become larger overnight. The claim that large corporations are interested in cost-saving and efficiency has likewise been preached for decades, and is likewise bunk. If large corporations had any real interest in saving money they wouldn't use large law firms whose rates are substantially higher than those of high-quality mid-sized firms.

  5. The family is the foundation of all human government. That is the Grand Design. Modern governments throw off this Design and make bureaucratic war against the family, as does Hollywood and cultural elitists such as third wave feminists. Since WWII we have been on a ship of fools that way, with both the elite and government and their social engineering hacks relentlessly attacking the very foundation of social order. And their success? See it in the streets of Fergusson, on the food stamp doles (mostly broken families)and in the above article. Reject the Grand Design for true social function, enter the Glorious State to manage social dysfunction. Our Brave New World will be a prison camp, and we will welcome it as the only way to manage given the anarchy without it.

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