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On the Move - 8/27/14

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August 27, 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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*Josh Abel will join Faegre Baker Daniels LLP’s nonprofit practice group in September. Abel previously was executive director of the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic.
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*Laura E. Wyrick has joined Burt Blee Dixon Sutton & Bloom LLP as an associate.
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*Alyssa B. Rogers has joined North American Midway Entertainment as its first general counsel.
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*Catherine Fanello has joined Krieg DeVault LLP’s litigation and public finance practice groups as an associate.
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*Cari L. Sheehan has joined Reminger Co. LPA’s Indianapolis office. Her practice areas include retail and hospitality, employment practices and workers’ compensation.

Douglas K. Walker has joined the Law Office of David Gladish P.C. His practice will predominately be devoted to personal injury, business litigation, and estate and wealth management.  

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*Michelle L. Cooper has joined Lewis Kappes P.C. as an equity director. She is a member of the firm’s education law and governmental service practice groups. *Susan Traynor Chastain and *Karen Glasser Sharp have joined as equity directors in the education law practice group.
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*Marilee J. Springer has returned to Ice Miller LLP after serving as deputy chief of staff and senior policy director for Gov. Mike Pence. She is a partner concentrating on representing tax-exempt organizations, donors and governmental entities and affiliates.

Promotions Claire Emswiller Short and Cassandra A. Kruse will become shareholders of Emswiller Williams Noland & Clarke P.C. effective Sept. 1.

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*Winfield D. Ong has been appointed the acting criminal chief in the Southern District of Indiana, supervising attorneys who work fraud, public corruption, child exploitation, human trafficking, environmental and other criminal cases in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana.

Appointments and Elections

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*Christine Hayes Hickey, a partner with Rubin & Levin P.C., has been elected to serve as secretary of the National Conference of Bar Presidents at its annual meeting in Boston in August.
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*John Krauss has been named to a five-year term on the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission.
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*David J. Theising of Harrison & Moberly LLP has been elected to a three-year term on the Governing Board of the American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry, the largest organization of construction lawyers in the world.

Awards and Honors

Indiana University Maurer School of Law Professor Ajay K. Mehrotra has been named the winner of the Society for U.S. Intellectual History 2014 annual book award. He was selected for his work, “Making the Modern American Fiscal State: Law, Politics, and the Rise of Progressive Taxation, 1877-1929.”

Indiana Court of Appeals Judge Melissa S. May and Muncie attorney Robert C. Beasley have received the Excellence in Continuing Legal Education Award from ICLEF. New Location

The Evansville office of Kightlinger & Gray LLP has relocated to 7220 Eagle Crest Blvd., Evansville, IN 47715-9815.•

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  1. The practitioners and judges who hail E-filing as the Saviour of the West need to contain their respective excitements. E-filing is federal court requires the practitioner to cram his motion practice into pigeonholes created by IT people. Compound motions or those seeking alternative relief are effectively barred, unless the practitioner wants to receive a tart note from some functionary admonishing about the "problem". E-filing is just another method by which courts and judges transfer their burden to practitioners, who are the really the only powerless components of the system. Of COURSE it is easier for the court to require all of its imput to conform to certain formats, but this imposition does NOT improve the quality of the practice of law and does NOT improve the ability of the practitioner to advocate for his client or to fashion pleadings that exactly conform to his client's best interests. And we should be very wary of the disingenuous pablum about the costs. The courts will find a way to stick it to the practitioner. Lake County is a VERY good example of this rapaciousness. Any one who does not believe this is invited to review the various special fees that system imposes upon practitioners- as practitioners- and upon each case ON TOP of the court costs normal in every case manually filed. Jurisprudence according to Aldous Huxley.

  2. Any attorneys who practice in federal court should be able to say the same as I can ... efiling is great. I have been doing it in fed court since it started way back. Pacer has its drawbacks, but the ability to hit an e-docket and pull up anything and everything onscreen is a huge plus for a litigator, eps the sole practitioner, who lacks a filing clerk and the paralegal support of large firms. Were I an Indiana attorney I would welcome this great step forward.

  3. Can we get full disclosure on lobbyist's payments to legislatures such as Mr Buck? AS long as there are idiots that are disrespectful of neighbors and intent on shooting fireworks every night, some kind of regulations are needed.

  4. I am the mother of the child in this case. My silence on the matter was due to the fact that I filed, both in Illinois and Indiana, child support cases. I even filed supporting documentation with the Indiana family law court. Not sure whether this information was provided to the court of appeals or not. Wish the case was done before moving to Indiana, because no matter what, there is NO WAY the state of Illinois would have allowed an appeal on a child support case!

  5. "No one is safe when the Legislature is in session."

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