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ON THE MOVE - 1/2/13

January 2, 2013
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On The Move

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New Associations
Douglas K. Fivecoat has joined the law firm of James F. Ludlow, Attorney at Law as a litigation associate.

Michael Biberstine, former Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce public policy director, has joined Frost Brown Todd LLC’s government services practice group in Indianapolis.

Mark Ahearn, currently chief legal counsel and deputy commissioner at the Indiana Department of Transportation, will join the governor’s office as general counsel for Gov.-elect Mike Pence.

Leann P. Simpkins has joined Benesch’s Indianapolis office as an associate in the firm’s general practice group.

Ryan W. Wright and John-Thomas (JT) Young have joined the Indianapolis office of Scopelitis Garvin Light Hanson & Feary P.C. as associates. Wright concentrates on serving clients on issues affecting the transportation industry. Young’s practice areas include transportation, litigation and appellate, and complex litigation.

Awards & Honors
Robert A. Garelick, senior partner at the law firm of Cohen Garelick & Glazier, was admitted to the 2012 Class of Senior Fellows by the Indianapolis Bar Foundation.

Appointments & Elections
Bose McKinney & Evans LLP partner Ronald E. Elberger has been selected as a distinguished adviser to the board of trustees for The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.

Bose McKinney & Evans LLP partner Alex Intermill has been selected chair of the Indiana State Bar Association’s Environment Law Section for 2012-2013.

New Firm

Julie A. Dominiack has opened Dominiack Legal Services P.C. in South Bend, with focus on contract work for attorneys, personal injury, collections, litigation and divorce.

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  1. IF the Right to Vote is indeed a Right, then it is a RIGHT. That is the same for ALL eligible and properly registered voters. And this is, being able to cast one's vote - until the minute before the polls close in one's assigned precinct. NOT days before by absentee ballot, and NOT 9 miles from one's house (where it might be a burden to get to in time). I personally wait until the last minute to get in line. Because you never know what happens. THAT is my right, and that is Mr. Valenti's. If it is truly so horrible to let him on school grounds (exactly how many children are harmed by those required to register, on school grounds, on election day - seriously!), then move the polling place to a different location. For ALL voters in that precinct. Problem solved.

  2. "associates are becoming more mercenary. The path to partnership has become longer and more difficult so they are chasing short-term gains like high compensation." GOOD FOR THEM! HELL THERE OUGHT TO BE A UNION!

  3. Let's be honest. A glut of lawyers out there, because law schools have overproduced them. Law schools dont care, and big law loves it. So the firms can afford to underpay them. Typical capitalist situation. Wages have grown slowly for entry level lawyers the past 25 years it seems. Just like the rest of our economy. Might as well become a welder. Oh and the big money is mostly reserved for those who can log huge hours and will cut corners to get things handled. More capitalist joy. So the answer coming from the experts is to "capitalize" more competition from nonlawyers, and robots. ie "expert systems." One even hears talk of "offshoring" some legal work. thus undercutting the workers even more. And they wonder why people have been pulling for Bernie and Trump. Hello fools, it's not just the "working class" it's the overly educated suffering too.

  4. And with a whimpering hissy fit the charade came to an end ... http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2016/07/27/all-charges-dropped-against-all-remaining-officers-in-freddie-gray-case/ WHISTLEBLOWERS are needed more than ever in a time such as this ... when politics trump justice and emotions trump reason. Blue Lives Matter.

  5. "pedigree"? I never knew that in order to become a successful or, for that matter, a talented attorney, one needs to have come from good stock. What should raise eyebrows even more than the starting associates' pay at this firm (and ones like it) is the belief systems they subscribe to re who is and isn't "fit" to practice law with them. Incredible the arrogance that exists throughout the practice of law in this country, especially at firms like this one.

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