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On the Move - 5/7/14

IBJ Staff
May 7, 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
Scott J. Preston has joined Jackson Lewis P.C.’s Indianapolis office as partner.

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*Christopher Bayh has joined Barnes & Thornburg LLP’s Indianapolis office as an associate in the litigation department.

Jeremy M. Dunn has joined Automotive Finance Corp. as corporate counsel. Justin Ralston has joined Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman P.C. as an associate who will practice in the area of health care law with a focus that includes health information technology. Marc P. Sultzer has joined the Indianapolis Housing Agency as deputy counsel.

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*Sarah E. Caldwell has joined Faegre Baker Daniels LLP as an associate in the firm’s downtown Indianapolis office. She will concentrate her practice in labor and employment law.

Appointments and Elections
Harrison & Moberly LLP attorney David Williams Russell has been elected to the board of directors of the Dartmouth Lawyers Association.

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*Anne Hamilton of Kroger Gardis & Regas LLP has been elected to the Indiana State Bar Association Probate Trust and Real Property Section’s Trust and Estate Specialty Board.

Awards and Honors Norman G. Tabler, counsel in Faegre Baker Daniels LLP’s health care practice, will receive a 2014 Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing June 9. The Burton Awards acknowledge achievements in law, with a special emphasis on writing and reform. Tabler’s winning article, “Advantages of Captive Insurance Programs for Health Systems (And Not Just Lower Premiums),” appeared in 2013 in The Health Lawyer, the primary publication of the American Bar Association’s Health Law Section.

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Faegre Baker Daniels LLP partner *Brent Taylor has been honored with the 2014 Heartland Pro Bono Award in recognition of his many years of service with the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Homeless Project.
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*Deborah M. Agard has been honored by the United Way of Central Indiana with a Leadership Ignited Outstanding Board Service Award for her service on the Kids’ Voice of Indiana board of directors from 2003 to 2013.

New Firm

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*Joseph Hankins has opened Hankins Law LLC in Indianapolis practicing in business, estate and family law.
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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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