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On The Move - 6/8/12

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June 6, 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.

Promotions
Alan McLaughlin has been named office managing shareholder of the Indianapolis office of Littler Mendelson.

Andrew M. David, Stacy J. DeLee and Anthony L. Manna have become partners at Foutty & Foutty in Indianapolis.

New Associations
Cory C. Voight has joined the Carmel firm Coots Henke & Wheeler. He will practice in civil litigation.

Jacqueline A. Simmons has been named Indiana University vice president and general counsel, effective July 1. Simmons is a partner at Faegre Baker Daniels.

Caryn A. Kaufman has joined the Indianapolis office of Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman as an associate. She practices in the firm’s health information technology section.

Travis W. Baxter has joined Maginot Moore & Beck as an associate.

George E. Purdy has joined Krieg DeVault’s litigation practice as a partner, Laura C. Bonadies has joined as an attorney, and Angela C. Woodlee has joined as a paralegal. Mark T. Morrell has joined Krieg DeVault as an associate in the firm’s health care practice.

Appointments & Elections
Jennifer VanderVeen has been appointed to the board of directors of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys for 2012-2013. VanderVeen is an associate at Williams Barrett & Wilkowski in Greenwood.

Hoeppner Wagner & Evans partner Sean Kenyon and associate Kim Peil have been elected treasurer and secretary, respectively, of the Indiana Women Lawyers Association.

Peterson Waggoner & Perkins partner Ted Waggoner has been elected to a three-year term on the board of directors of the Christian Church Foundation. His term begins in 2013.

Thomas N. Olvey recently became a fellow in the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys.

Bose McKinney & Evans partner Daniel Yates has been elected to the St. Vincent Foundation Board.

Frost Brown Todd member Terrence L. Brookie has been appointed chair-elect of the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Construction Industry for 2012-2013. The position becomes effective Aug. 1.

Lewis Wagner attorney Dina Cox has been selected to the National Institute for Trial Advocacy Next Generation Faculty Class of 2012.

Awards & Honors
John Brannon, of Brannon Robinson Sowers Hughel and Doss, was honored by Missouri University of Science and Technology with a professional degree of ceramic engineering. The degree is given each year to people who have made outstanding contributions to the world that reflect positively on the university.
Ice Miller partner Judy Okenfuss has received a Distinguished Young Alumni Award from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis.

Dorene Philpot has received the national 2012 Diane Lipton Award for Outstanding Educational Advocacy from the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates.

Nathan Danielson, David Duncan, Oni Harton, David Jurkiewicz and Joel Nagle, all of Bose McKinney & Evans, have been included in the Indianapolis Bar Association’s 2012 Hall of Fame for their volunteer efforts.

New Location
Kightlinger & Gray has relocated its Indianapolis office to One Indiana Square, Suite 300, 211 N. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis.•

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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!

  3. This law is troubling in two respects: First, why wasn't the law reviewed "with the intention of getting all the facts surrounding the legislation and its actual impact on the marketplace" BEFORE it was passed and signed? Seems a bit backwards to me (even acknowledging that this is the Indiana state legislature we're talking about. Second, what is it with the laws in this state that seem to create artificial monopolies in various industries? Besides this one, the other law that comes to mind is the legislation that governed the granting of licenses to firms that wanted to set up craft distilleries. The licensing was limited to only those entities that were already in the craft beer brewing business. Republicans in this state talk a big game when it comes to being "business friendly". They're friendly alright . . . to certain businesses.

  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.

  5. I am not the John below. He is a journalist and talk show host who knows me through my years working in Kansas government. I did no ask John to post the note below ...

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