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On the Move - 5/11/12

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May 9, 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.

Awards and Honors
Gerald L. Bepko and Norman Lefstein, both of Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, have been honored with the IUPUI Spirit of Philanthropy award for their leadership, expertise and longtime support of the law school.

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law recently awarded its 2012 alumni awards. Fred Glass, Indiana University vice president and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics; Hon. Jane Magnus-Stinson of the U.S. District Court’s Southern District of Indiana; and Michael W. Wells, president of REI Investment Inc. received the Distinguished Alumni awards. Chasity Q. Thompson, assistant dean of the Office of Professional Development at the law school and 9th District Congressman Todd Young received the Early Career Acheivement awards.

Robert F. Parker, of Merrillville firm Burke Costanza & Carberry, has been inducted as a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.

Curtis Jones, partner at Bose McKinney & Evans, is now a member of the Defense Research Institute.

Appointments and Elections
Shokrina Radpour Beering, managing partner of Plunkett Cooney in Indianapolis, has been appointed as Indiana state chair of the American College of Mortgage Attorneys.

Lisa C. McKinney, partner at Bose McKinney & Evans, has been elected as a trustee of the Indianapolis Zoological Society for a three-year term.

Patricia Polis McCrory, a member at Frost Brown Todd, has been named chair of Women United by United Way of Central Indiana for 2012-2014.

Church Church Hittle & Antrim partner Séamus Boyce has been elected to the National School Boards Association Council of School Attorneys.

Anastasia Demos Mills has been appointed to serve on the board of trustees for The Oaks Academy in Indianapolis.

New Associations
Aaron Aft has joined Ice Miller as an associate in its real estate group.

Norman T. Funk has joined Krieg DeVault as of counsel. He is a member of the firm’s litigation practice group.

Amy A. Matthews has joined Church Church Hittle & Antrim in Noblesville as an associate. She is a part of the firm’s school law group.

Jonathan D. Weinzapfel has joined the government team at Faegre Baker Daniels as counsel. He will practice remotely from Evansville, where he previously served as mayor.•

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  1. Indiana's seatbelt law is not punishable as a crime. It is an infraction. Apparently some of our Circuit judges have deemed settled law inapplicable if it fails to fit their litmus test of political correctness. Extrapolating to redefine terms of behavior in a violation of immigration law to the entire body of criminal law leaves a smorgasbord of opportunity for judicial mischief.

  2. I wonder if $10 diversions for failure to wear seat belts are considered moral turpitude in federal immigration law like they are under Indiana law? Anyone know?

  3. What a fine article, thank you! I can testify firsthand and by detailed legal reports (at end of this note) as to the dire consequences of rejecting this truth from the fine article above: "The inclusion and expansion of this right [to jury] in Indiana’s Constitution is a clear reflection of our state’s intention to emphasize the importance of every Hoosier’s right to make their case in front of a jury of their peers." Over $20? Every Hoosier? Well then how about when your very vocation is on the line? How about instead of a jury of peers, one faces a bevy of political appointees, mini-czars, who care less about due process of the law than the real czars did? Instead of trial by jury, trial by ideological ordeal run by Orwellian agents? Well that is built into more than a few administrative law committees of the Ind S.Ct., and it is now being weaponized, as is revealed in articles posted at this ezine, to root out post moderns heresies like refusal to stand and pledge allegiance to all things politically correct. My career was burned at the stake for not so saluting, but I think I was just one of the early logs. Due, at least in part, to the removal of the jury from bar admission and bar discipline cases, many more fires will soon be lit. Perhaps one awaits you, dear heretic? Oh, at that Ind. article 12 plank about a remedy at law for every damage done ... ah, well, the founders evidently meant only for those damages done not by the government itself, rabid statists that they were. (Yes, that was sarcasm.) My written reports available here: Denied petition for cert (this time around): http://tinyurl.com/zdmawmw Denied petition for cert (from the 2009 denial and five year banishment): http://tinyurl.com/zcypybh Related, not written by me: Amicus brief: http://tinyurl.com/hvh7qgp

  4. Justice has finally been served. So glad that Dr. Ley can finally sleep peacefully at night knowing the truth has finally come to the surface.

  5. While this right is guaranteed by our Constitution, it has in recent years been hampered by insurance companies, i.e.; the practice of the plaintiff's own insurance company intervening in an action and filing a lien against any proceeds paid to their insured. In essence, causing an additional financial hurdle for a plaintiff to overcome at trial in terms of overall award. In a very real sense an injured party in exercise of their right to trial by jury may be the only party in a cause that would end up with zero compensation.

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