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On The Move - 5/8/13

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May 8, 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
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*Amanda Koziura Quick has joined SK Dick & Associates LLC where she will focus her practice on individual and small business bankruptcies, debt settlements and tax matters.
Robert W. Markette Jr. has joined the Indianapolis office of Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman P.C. as of counsel in the firm’s health practice group.
 
Dana L. Luetzelschwab has been hired as the plan administrator for Heartland Pro Bono Council, which provides pro bono legal services to Marion County residents.
 
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*David J. Lange has joined Dugan & Voland as an associate with experience in medical malpractice and general litigation defense. *Carol M. Wyatt has joined the firm as partner and focuses her practice on workers’ compensation and employment law defense.
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*Sarah Dansker Cotterill has joined American Health Network as vice president and general counsel.
Appointments and Elections
Stephen L. Ferguson, an attorney and executive with Cook Group Inc. and partner at Ferguson Ferguson & Lloyd, has joined the Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum’s board of directors.
 
Donald E. Knebel, partner at Barnes & Thornburg LLP, has been elected to the board of directors for Christel House International.
 
Attorney and Valparaiso Mayor Jon Costas has been appointed by Gov. Mike Pence to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education.
 
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Barnes & Thornburg LLP partner *Christopher Felts has been named board vice president for The Immigrant Welcome Center in Indianapolis.
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Dugan & Voland associate *Molly E. Czernik has been elected vice chair of the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana.
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*Christopher Brown has been elected to the management committee of Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry LLP.
Teri Flory of Flory & Smith, Attorneys at Law; Shawn R. Little of Fehrenbach Taylor Law Office; David Mattingly of Mattingly Legal LLC; Lori Stein Sabol of Sabol Law Office; and Norris Wang were recently re-elected to three-year terms to the Legal Aid Corporation of Tippecanoe County board of directors. Sabol was elected as president; Little as vice-president; and Flory has agreed to be fundraising chair.
 
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*Robert Schuckit of Schuckit & Associates P.C. has been named Indiana council chair and national council member of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.
Awards and Honors
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Ice Miller LLP partner *David Mattingly has received the TRAC Star Award for his lifetime achievement in the racing industry.
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Ice Miller LLP partner *Paul Corsaro received Catholic Charities Indianapolis’ 2013 Spirit of Service Award for Community Service.
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Carson Boxberger attorney *Angela Garcia has received the ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award for her work in the legal community and serving as a role model for young women professionally and personally.
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Faegre Baker Daniels LLP presented its inaugural Baker Benson Pro Bono Award to *Carl R. Pebworth and *Sarah Jenkins. *Judy L. Ferber received the firm’s inaugural Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award.
Tricia Milanese received the 2013 Heartland Pro Bono Award for her many hours of pro bono work for Indianapolis Legal Aid, the Heartland Pro Bono Council and Kids’ Voice of Indiana.
 
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  1. I have been on this program while on parole from 2011-2013. No person should be forced mentally to share private details of their personal life with total strangers. Also giving permission for a mental therapist to report to your parole agent that your not participating in group therapy because you don't have the financial mean to be in the group therapy. I was personally singled out and sent back three times for not having money and also sent back within the six month when you aren't to be sent according to state law. I will work to het this INSOMM's removed from this state. I also had twelve or thirteen parole agents with a fifteen month period. Thanks for your time.

  2. Our nation produces very few jurists of the caliber of Justice DOUGLAS and his peers these days. Here is that great civil libertarian, who recognized government as both a blessing and, when corrupted by ideological interests, a curse: "Once the investigator has only the conscience of government as a guide, the conscience can become ‘ravenous,’ as Cromwell, bent on destroying Thomas More, said in Bolt, A Man For All Seasons (1960), p. 120. The First Amendment mirrors many episodes where men, harried and harassed by government, sought refuge in their conscience, as these lines of Thomas More show: ‘MORE: And when we stand before God, and you are sent to Paradise for doing according to your conscience, *575 and I am damned for not doing according to mine, will you come with me, for fellowship? ‘CRANMER: So those of us whose names are there are damned, Sir Thomas? ‘MORE: I don't know, Your Grace. I have no window to look into another man's conscience. I condemn no one. ‘CRANMER: Then the matter is capable of question? ‘MORE: Certainly. ‘CRANMER: But that you owe obedience to your King is not capable of question. So weigh a doubt against a certainty—and sign. ‘MORE: Some men think the Earth is round, others think it flat; it is a matter capable of question. But if it is flat, will the King's command make it round? And if it is round, will the King's command flatten it? No, I will not sign.’ Id., pp. 132—133. DOUGLAS THEN WROTE: Where government is the Big Brother,11 privacy gives way to surveillance. **909 But our commitment is otherwise. *576 By the First Amendment we have staked our security on freedom to promote a multiplicity of ideas, to associate at will with kindred spirits, and to defy governmental intrusion into these precincts" Gibson v. Florida Legislative Investigation Comm., 372 U.S. 539, 574-76, 83 S. Ct. 889, 908-09, 9 L. Ed. 2d 929 (1963) Mr. Justice DOUGLAS, concurring. I write: Happy Memorial Day to all -- God please bless our fallen who lived and died to preserve constitutional governance in our wonderful series of Republics. And God open the eyes of those government officials who denounce the constitutions of these Republics by arbitrary actions arising out capricious motives.

  3. From back in the day before secularism got a stranglehold on Hoosier jurists comes this great excerpt via Indiana federal court judge Allan Sharp, dedicated to those many Indiana government attorneys (with whom I have dealt) who count the law as a mere tool, an optional tool that is not to be used when political correctness compels a more acceptable result than merely following the path that the law directs: ALLEN SHARP, District Judge. I. In a scene following a visit by Henry VIII to the home of Sir Thomas More, playwriter Robert Bolt puts the following words into the mouths of his characters: Margaret: Father, that man's bad. MORE: There is no law against that. ROPER: There is! God's law! MORE: Then God can arrest him. ROPER: Sophistication upon sophistication! MORE: No, sheer simplicity. The law, Roper, the law. I know what's legal not what's right. And I'll stick to what's legal. ROPER: Then you set man's law above God's! MORE: No, far below; but let me draw your attention to a fact I'm not God. The currents and eddies of right and wrong, which you find such plain sailing, I can't navigate. I'm no voyager. But in the thickets of law, oh, there I'm a forester. I doubt if there's a man alive who could follow me there, thank God... ALICE: (Exasperated, pointing after Rich) While you talk, he's gone! MORE: And go he should, if he was the Devil himself, until he broke the law! ROPER: So now you'd give the Devil benefit of law! MORE: Yes. What would you do? Cut a great road through the law to get after the Devil? ROPER: I'd cut down every law in England to do that! MORE: (Roused and excited) Oh? (Advances on Roper) And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned round on you where would you hide, Roper, the laws being flat? (He leaves *1257 him) This country's planted thick with laws from coast to coast man's laws, not God's and if you cut them down and you're just the man to do it d'you really think you would stand upright in the winds that would blow then? (Quietly) Yes, I'd give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety's sake. ROPER: I have long suspected this; this is the golden calf; the law's your god. MORE: (Wearily) Oh, Roper, you're a fool, God's my god... (Rather bitterly) But I find him rather too (Very bitterly) subtle... I don't know where he is nor what he wants. ROPER: My God wants service, to the end and unremitting; nothing else! MORE: (Dryly) Are you sure that's God! He sounds like Moloch. But indeed it may be God And whoever hunts for me, Roper, God or Devil, will find me hiding in the thickets of the law! And I'll hide my daughter with me! Not hoist her up the mainmast of your seagoing principles! They put about too nimbly! (Exit More. They all look after him). Pgs. 65-67, A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS A Play in Two Acts, Robert Bolt, Random House, New York, 1960. Linley E. Pearson, Atty. Gen. of Indiana, Indianapolis, for defendants. Childs v. Duckworth, 509 F. Supp. 1254, 1256 (N.D. Ind. 1981) aff'd, 705 F.2d 915 (7th Cir. 1983)

  4. "Meanwhile small- and mid-size firms are getting squeezed and likely will not survive unless they become a boutique firm." I've been a business attorney in small, and now mid-size firm for over 30 years, and for over 30 years legal consultants have been preaching this exact same mantra of impending doom for small and mid-sized firms -- verbatim. This claim apparently helps them gin up merger opportunities from smaller firms who become convinced that they need to become larger overnight. The claim that large corporations are interested in cost-saving and efficiency has likewise been preached for decades, and is likewise bunk. If large corporations had any real interest in saving money they wouldn't use large law firms whose rates are substantially higher than those of high-quality mid-sized firms.

  5. The family is the foundation of all human government. That is the Grand Design. Modern governments throw off this Design and make bureaucratic war against the family, as does Hollywood and cultural elitists such as third wave feminists. Since WWII we have been on a ship of fools that way, with both the elite and government and their social engineering hacks relentlessly attacking the very foundation of social order. And their success? See it in the streets of Fergusson, on the food stamp doles (mostly broken families)and in the above article. Reject the Grand Design for true social function, enter the Glorious State to manage social dysfunction. Our Brave New World will be a prison camp, and we will welcome it as the only way to manage given the anarchy without it.

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