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On the Move - 4/9/14

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April 9, 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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*Ahmed Young has joined Bose McKinney & Evans LLP as an associate in the litigation group and Bose Public Affairs Group LLC as second vice president.
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*Erin E. Bantz and *Jonathan R. Slabaugh have joined the law firm Sanders Pianowski LLP in Elkhart. Bantz practices in the areas of business planning, estate administration and estate planning. Slabaugh’s practice areas include civil litigation, business planning and employment law.

Appointments & Elections

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Ryan Moore & Cook partner *James (Jay) D. Moore has been elected to the board of directors of The Farmers Bank.
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Bose McKinney & Evans LLP partners *Christopher Janak and *Sandra Perry have been elected to the firm’s executive committee for three-year terms.

Awards & Honors Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP senior partner Roderick Morgan and attorney Tamara McMillian were named as honorees in the 9th Edition of “Who’s Who in Black Indianapolis.”

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*David K. Herzog, a partner and leader of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP’s business litigation practice group, was named Indiana’s Business Litigation Attorney of the Year by Corporate INTL’s 2014 Global Awards. INTL recognized Faegre Baker Daniels as 2014 Employee Benefits Law Firm of the Year.
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Faegre Baker Daniels attorney *Patrick A. Scheiderer received a 2014 Client Choice Award in recognition of outstanding service to clients.

The American Board of Certification announced that Frederick L. Carpenter II, an attorney with Daniel L. Freeland & Associates P.C. in Highland, has completed requirements for national certification in consumer bankruptcy law.

New Location SmithAmundsen has moved its Indianapolis office to 201 N. Illinois St., Suite 1400, Capital Center, South Tower, Indianapolis IN 46204.•

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  1. So that none are misinformed by my posting wihtout a non de plume here, please allow me to state that I am NOT an Indiana licensed attorney, although I am an Indiana resident approved to practice law and represent clients in Indiana's fed court of Nth Dist and before the 7th circuit. I remain licensed in KS, since 1996, no discipline. This must be clarified since the IN court records will reveal that I did sit for and pass the Indiana bar last February. Yet be not confused by the fact that I was so allowed to be tested .... I am not, to be clear in the service of my duty to be absolutely candid about this, I AM NOT a member of the Indiana bar, and might never be so licensed given my unrepented from errors of thought documented in this opinion, at fn2, which likely supports Mr Smith's initial post in this thread: http://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-7th-circuit/1592921.html

  2. When I served the State of Kansas as Deputy AG over Consumer Protection & Antitrust for four years, supervising 20 special agents and assistant attorneys general (back before the IBLE denied me the right to practice law in Indiana for not having the right stuff and pretty much crushed my legal career) we had a saying around the office: Resist the lure of the ring!!! It was a take off on Tolkiem, the idea that absolute power (I signed investigative subpoenas as a judge would in many other contexts, no need to show probable cause)could corrupt absolutely. We feared that we would overreach constitutional limits if not reminded, over and over, to be mindful to not do so. Our approach in so challenging one another was Madisonian, as the following quotes from the Father of our Constitution reveal: The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse. We are right to take alarm at the first experiment upon our liberties. I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations. Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power. All men having power ought to be mistrusted. -- James Madison, Federalist Papers and other sources: http://www.constitution.org/jm/jm_quotes.htm RESIST THE LURE OF THE RING ALL YE WITH POLITICAL OR JUDICIAL POWER!

  3. My dear Mr Smith, I respect your opinions and much enjoy your posts here. We do differ on our view of the benefits and viability of the American Experiment in Ordered Liberty. While I do agree that it could be better, and that your points in criticism are well taken, Utopia does indeed mean nowhere. I think Madison, Jefferson, Adams and company got it about as good as it gets in a fallen post-Enlightenment social order. That said, a constitution only protects the citizens if it is followed. We currently have a bevy of public officials and judicial agents who believe that their subjectivism, their personal ideology, their elitist fears and concerns and cause celebs trump the constitutions of our forefathers. This is most troubling. More to follow in the next post on that subject.

  4. Yep I am not Bryan Brown. Bryan you appear to be a bigger believer in the Constitution than I am. Were I still a big believer then I might be using my real name like you. Personally, I am no longer a fan of secularism. I favor the confessional state. In religious mattes, it seems to me that social diversity is chaos and conflict, while uniformity is order and peace.... secularism has been imposed by America on other nations now by force and that has not exactly worked out very well.... I think the American historical experiment with disestablishmentarianism is withering on the vine before our eyes..... Since I do not know if that is OK for an officially licensed lawyer to say, I keep the nom de plume.

  5. I am compelled to announce that I am not posting under any Smith monikers here. That said, the post below does have a certain ring to it that sounds familiar to me: http://www.catholicnewworld.com/cnwonline/2014/0907/cardinal.aspx

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