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On the Move - 8/13/14

August 13, 2014
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On The Move

On The Move highlights employment news, awards and honors attorneys receive, and board appointments or elected positions. Digital images should be 200 dpi and saved as eps, tiff or jpg. Color images are preferred. Information must be submitted at least 10 days before the Wednesday issue in which it is to appear. Submit your announcement at http://www.theindianalawyer.com/submit-on-the-move or email to managing editor Jennifer Nelson at jnelson@ibj.com. New Associations

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*Marva Deskins Hamilton has joined Faegre Baker Daniels LLP from the Central Intelligence Agency’s Office of General Counsel. She will practice as counsel in the firm’s business litigation group in the Indianapolis office.

Former U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of Indiana Joe Hogsett has joined Bose McKinney & Evans LLP as a partner in the litigation practice group.

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*Andrew J. Norris has joined Riley Bennett & Egloff LLP as an associate. He will focus his practice in the areas of government relations, lobbying and general litigation.

Josh J. Minkler has been named Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana.

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Chief Indiana Deputy Attorney General *Gary Secrest has been promoted to the new role of assistant attorney general. Deputy Attorney General *Matt Light will succeed Secrest as the new chief deputy attorney general.
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*Jere A. Rosebrock has joined Wooden & McLaughlin LLP’s litigation team where she will devote much of her practice to defending medical device manufacturers against product liability claims, including complex class actions and multi-district litigation.
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*Melanie A. Smith has joined Threlkeld & Associates. Her primary practice is litigation focusing on insurance defense.

Appointments and Elections

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Krieg DeVault LLP partner *Deborah J. Daniels has been selected to serve on the board of directors for the National Center for State Courts.
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*Michele L. Jackson, of Harden Jackson LLC, has been appointed to the Indiana Governor’s Adoption Committee.
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*Ashleigh Resetarits, an associate at George & Farinas LLP, has been appointed to the American Lung Association’s Women’s Leadership cabinet.

Awards and Honors

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Randall T. Shepard, the former chief justice of the Indiana Supreme Court, will receive the Advancing American Democracy Award during the 9th annual Mary Tucker Jasper Speaker Series Sept. 11. The award recognizes an individual who encourages and enables ethical citizen participation in government.

Frost Brown Todd LLC member Lloyd Milliken received the inaugural Richard T. Boyette Award for Outstanding Service at the 10th anniversary celebration of the National Foundation for Judicial Excellence in Chicago.

Firm Merger

Evansville firm Rudolph Fine Porter and Johnson LLP merged with Jackson Kelly PLLC, effective July 1. The Evansville office of Jackson Kelly is now located in the former Rudolph Fine offices on NW Fifth Street in downtown Evansville.

New Organization

The National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals has launched an Indiana Chapter.•

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  1. I gave tempparry guardship to a friend of my granddaughter in 2012. I went to prison. I had custody. My daughter went to prison to. We are out. My daughter gave me custody but can get her back. She was not order to give me custody . but now we want granddaughter back from friend. She's 14 now. What rights do we have

  2. This sure is not what most who value good governance consider the Rule of Law to entail: "In a letter dated March 2, which Brizzi forwarded to IBJ, the commission dismissed the grievance “on grounds that there is not reasonable cause to believe that you are guilty of misconduct.”" Yet two month later reasonable cause does exist? (Or is the commission forging ahead, the need for reasonable belief be damned? -- A seeming violation of the Rules of Profession Ethics on the part of the commission) Could the rule of law theory cause one to believe that an explanation is in order? Could it be that Hoosier attorneys live under Imperial Law (which is also a t-word that rhymes with infamy) in which the Platonic guardians can do no wrong and never owe the plebeian class any explanation for their powerful actions. (Might makes it right?) Could this be a case of politics directing the commission, as celebrated IU Mauer Professor (the late) Patrick Baude warned was happening 20 years ago in his controversial (whisteblowing) ethics lecture on a quite similar topic: http://www.repository.law.indiana.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1498&context=ilj

  3. I have a case presently pending cert review before the SCOTUS that reveals just how Indiana regulates the bar. I have been denied licensure for life for holding the wrong views and questioning the grand inquisitors as to their duties as to state and federal constitutional due process. True story: https://www.scribd.com/doc/299040839/2016Petitionforcert-to-SCOTUS Shorter, Amici brief serving to frame issue as misuse of govt licensure: https://www.scribd.com/doc/312841269/Thomas-More-Society-Amicus-Brown-v-Ind-Bd-of-Law-Examiners

  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.

  5. I totally agree with John Smith.

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