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On the Move - 1/16/13

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January 16, 2013
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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
George Lawrence has joined Bose McKinney & Evans LLP as of counsel to the firm’s business services group.

Jennifer L. Schuster has joined Wooden & McLaughlin LLP as a member of its litigation team.

Tyler Nichols, Sergey Grechukhin and Heather Shumaker have joined Kirtley Taylor Sims Chadd & Minnette P.C. Nichols is based in the Crawfordsville office; Grechukhin and Shumaker are in the Lebanon office.

Lance R. Ladendorf and Dustin F. Fregiato have joined Ladendorf & Ladendorf as personal injury litigation associates.

Promotions
Tyler Kalachnik, Kristin McClellan and Jason McNiel have been named partners in Ice Miller LLP’s Indianapolis office.

Robert V. Clutter has been appointed managing partner of the Lebanon office of Kirtley Taylor Sims Chadd & Minnette P.C. Kent Minnette has been appointed managing partner of the Crawfordsville office.

Andrew L. Campbell, Caryn M. Glawe, Daniel M. Lechleiter and Joseph C. Pettygrove have been elected partners at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP’s Indianapolis office.

Tracy N. Betz has been elected partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP’s Indianapolis office.

Andrew Harwel and Elizabeth Schuerman have been elected partners at Bose McKinney & Evans LLP.

Kasé Stiefvater has been elected partner at Kightlinger & Gray LLP.

Reynold T. Berry has become partner at Rubin & Levin P.C. in Indianapolis.

Rob Baker has been elected partner at Lewis Wagner LLP in Indianapolis.

Appointments & Elections
The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana has elected or appointed the following attorneys as officers to its 2013 board of directors: Mary Runnells, secretary, Bloomington; Andrea Cohen, VP membership, Indianapolis; Joan Laskowski, VP legislation, West Lafayette; and Fran Watson, VP litigation, Indianapolis. The new attorney board members are Bryan Bullock, Merrillville; Larry Hesson, Plainfield; Steve Shoup, Indianapolis; and Sally Zweig, Indianapolis.

Chuck Baldwin, an Indianapolis-based shareholder and member of Ogletree Deakins’ board of directors, has been elected to the Indiana Legal Foundation’s Legal Advisory Committee. He will serve a one-year term.

Awards & Honors
E. Davis Coots recently received the Harold Kaiser Award for Lifetime Achievement in recognition of his commitment to the Carmel business community. Coots is a member at Coots Henke & Wheeler Attorneys at Law P.C.

New Firm
KJD Legal Services has opened outside of Brownsburg. The firm, led by Kathy Catlin Davis, handles general civil legal matters.

Kightlinger & Gray LLP has opened an office in Merrillville. Galen A. Bradley joins the firm as a partner in the office.•

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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.

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

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