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On The Move - 3/13/13

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March 13, 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
William W. Wales has joined Barnes & Thornburg LLP’s Indianapolis office as a partner in the firm’s litigation and corporate departments. He previously spent more than 30 years in the legal department of The Dow Chemical Company and Dow AgroSciences LLC.
 
Katy Nimnicht has joined Kahn Dees Donovan & Kahn LLP as business development director.
 
Appointments and Elections
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Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP partner *John Smeltzer has been appointed to the board of directors for Horizon House, a full-service day center in central Indiana serving the homeless.
Monica Foster has joined the board of directors of the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana Foundation. Foster is chief federal defender at the Indiana Federal Community Defenders Inc. in the Southern District of Indiana.
 
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Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP partner *Alexandra S. Sylvia has been elected to the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation.
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Bose McKinney & Evans LLP attorney *Alan Townsend has been appointed president of the board of directors of Habitat for Humanity of Boone County.
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Lewis Wagner LLP attorney *Dina Cox has joined Metropolitan Indianapolis Public Broadcasting’s board of directors, the executive governing board of WFYI Public Media.
Awards and Honors
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Co-managing partner *Mike Schopmeyer of Kahn Dees Donovan & Kahn LLP has been named Business Leader of the Year by the University of Evansville chapter of Delta Sigma Pi.
New Office
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*Julie Stephens has opened Stephens Law Firm P.C., where she will practice family law.
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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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