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On The Move - 4/13/12

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April 11, 2012
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On The Move

On The Move runs in the first issue of the month. Information must be submitted two weeks prior to the issue date. Digital images should be 200 dpi and saved as eps, tiff or jpeg. Color images are preferred. Submissions may be made at http://www.theindianalawyer.com/submit-on-the-move or emailed to managing editor Jennifer Nelson at jnelson@ibj.com.

New Associations
Kelly Earls has joined Ice Miller as of counsel in its energy and utility group.

Kiersten Kamman has joined Ice Miller as an associate in the litigation and intellectual property group.

Whitney Larson has joined Ice Miller as of counsel in the labor and employment group.

Stephen A. Stitle will join Krieg DeVault May 1, 2012, as a partner. Before joining the firm, Stitle was regional chairman for PNC Bank, Indiana.

Leah B. Silverthorn has joined Wooden & McLaughlin as an associate. Her practice is focused on environmental matters.

Chou-il Lee and Zach Gordon have joined the Indianapolis office of Taft Stettinius & Hollister. Lee is of counsel and a member of the litigation practice group; Gordon is an associate in the intellectual property and litigation practice groups.

Michael Walschlager has joined Tabor Law Firm as an associate, focusing his practice on wrongful death and personal injury litigation.

Promotions
Anna Mallon has been elected partner at Cantrell Strenski & Mehringer.

Kelly Pautler has been promoted to partner at Carson Boxberger in Fort Wayne.

Timothy R. Hurlbut has become partner at Rubin & Levin in Indianapolis.

Appointments & Elections
Angela D. Adams, of Lewis & Kappes, and Christopher P. Felts, of Barnes & Thornburg, have been elected as officers of the board of directors of The Immigrant Welcome Center. Adams is board president; Felts is board treasurer.

Christopher A. Poling has been elected to the Lewis & Kappes management committee.

Partner Bryce H. Bennett Jr., of Riley Bennett & Egloff, has been elected as chairman of the board of directors of the Indiana Health Care Policy Institute and as chairman of the board of the Arts Council of Indianapolis Inc.

Krieg DeVault partner James T. Crawford has been named chair of the firm’s public/municipal finance practice.

Krieg DeVault partner Susan E. Ziel has been elected as the 44th board chair of the Carmel Chamber of Commerce.

Krieg DeVault partner Kostas A. Poulakidas has been appointed to the Indianapolis Marion County Public Library board of trustees.

Russell Brown, of Clark Quinn Moses Scott & Grahn in Indianapolis, has been appointed by the Indianapolis City-County Council to serve as a member of the Fort Harrison Reuse Authority board of directors. He will serve as secretary/treasurer for 2012.

The Marion County Bar Association has installed its officers and board of directors for 2012. TaKeena M. Thompson, an associate at Cohen & Malad, is acting/interim president; Pamela Grant Taylor, an associate at Mullins Law, is secretary; Trezanay M. Atkins, of tmalaw, is treasurer. Board members are: Noell F. Allen, an administrative law judge and team manager with the Indiana Department of Workforce Development; Cassandra A. Bentley, law clerk for Magistrate Judge Mark Dinsmore; Tara Melton, of Melton Law Group; Randle B. Pollard, associate professor of law at Widener University School of Law; Ricardo Rivera, of the Law Office of Ricardo Rivera; and Juval O. Scott, of the Indiana Federal Community Defenders Inc. Shelley M. Jackson, of Plews Shadley Racher & Braun, serves as the MCBA representative on the Indianapolis Bar Association’s board of directors. Amber Nicole Ying of the Law Office of Amber Nicole Ying, serves as MCBA liaison to the Indiana State Bar Association Young Lawyers Section.

Awards & Honors
Bose McKinney & Evans partner Kathy Lucas has received the 2012 Meritorious Service Award from Indiana Pork.

Kyle A. Lansberry, of Lewis Wagner, has been selected for membership by the board of directors of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel.•
 

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  2. It was mentioned in the article that there have been numerous CLE events to train attorneys on e-filing. I would like someone to provide a list of those events, because I have not seen any such events in east central Indiana, and since Hamilton County is one of the counties where e-filing is mandatory, one would expect some instruction in this area. Come on, people, give some instruction, not just applause!

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  4. Gretchen, Asia, Roberto, Tonia, Shannon, Cheri, Nicholas, Sondra, Carey, Laura ... my heart breaks for you, reaching out in a forum in which you are ignored by a professional suffering through both compassion fatigue and the love of filthy lucre. Most if not all of you seek a warm blooded Hoosier attorney unafraid to take on the government and plead that government officials have acted unconstitutionally to try to save a family and/or rescue children in need and/or press individual rights against the Leviathan state. I know an attorney from Kansas who has taken such cases across the country, arguing before half of the federal courts of appeal and presenting cases to the US S.Ct. numerous times seeking cert. Unfortunately, due to his zeal for the constitutional rights of peasants and willingness to confront powerful government bureaucrats seemingly violating the same ... he was denied character and fitness certification to join the Indiana bar, even after he was cleared to sit for, and passed, both the bar exam and ethics exam. And was even admitted to the Indiana federal bar! NOW KNOW THIS .... you will face headwinds and difficulties in locating a zealously motivated Hoosier attorney to face off against powerful government agents who violate the constitution, for those who do so tend to end up as marginalized as Paul Odgen, who was driven from the profession. So beware, many are mere expensive lapdogs, the kind of breed who will gladly take a large retainer, but then fail to press against the status quo and powers that be when told to heel to. It is a common belief among some in Indiana that those attorneys who truly fight the power and rigorously confront corruption often end up, actually or metaphorically, in real life or at least as to their careers, as dead as the late, great Gary Welch. All of that said, I wish you the very best in finding a Hoosier attorney with a fighting spirit to press your rights as far as you can, for you do have rights against government actors, no matter what said actors may tell you otherwise. Attorneys outside the elitist camp are often better fighters that those owing the powers that be for their salaries, corner offices and end of year bonuses. So do not be afraid to retain a green horn or unconnected lawyer, many of them are fine men and woman who are yet untainted by the "unique" Hoosier system.

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