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On the Move - 7/6/12

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July 4, 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.

New Associations
Anne L. Cowgur has joined Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP’s Indianapolis office as a partner in its litigation and labor and employment practice groups.

Chris W. Cotterill has joined Faegre Baker Daniels LLP in downtown Indianapolis as a partner on the government team. Cotterill formerly served as the city of Indianapolis’ chief of staff and corporation counsel.

Samuel K. Conrad has joined Faegre Baker Daniels LLP in Fort Wayne as an associate. His practice will focus on labor and employment law.

John Hirschman has rejoined Faegre Baker Daniels LLP as counsel. He will practice on the real estate and construction team from the 96th Street office in Indianapolis.

Former Indiana Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard has joined Indiana University’s Public Policy Institute in I.U.’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs as the first executive in residence.

Awards and Honors
Retired vice president and general counsel of Indiana University Dorothy Frapwell recently received the President’s Medal for Excellence, the highest honor an I.U. president can bestow.

Kevin Thompson, of Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP, has been certified as an ARIAS-US arbitrator. The AIDA Reinsurance and Insurance Arbitration Society, ARIAS-US is a nonprofit corporation that promotes improvements of the insurance and reinsurance arbitration process for international and domestic markets.

Marion Superior Judge David J. Dreyer has been awarded the Professional Pillar of Excellence Award by the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, where he has taught for more than 20 years.

Melanie M. Dunajeski, a partner in the Merrillville office of Drewry Simmons Vornehm LLP, was named Influential Northwest Indiana Woman of the Year in Law at the annual Influential Women of Northwest Indiana Awards Banquet.

Appointments and Elections
The 2012-2013 board and officers of the Indiana Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators are: president Christine L. Birch, Bose McKinney & Evans LLP; president-elect Susan M. Cutsinger (Riley Bennet & Egloff LLP); immediate past president Debra L. Elsbury (Threlkeld & Associates); treasurer David W. Heinekamp (Kightlinger & Gray LLP); secretary Carrie K. Houston (Ice Miller LLP); education chair Joannie Saba (Cantrell Strenski & Mehringer LLP); membership chair Robin R. Burton (Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman P.C.); and special projects Janet C. Valasek (Barnes & Thornburg LLP).

Bose McKinney & Evans LLP partner Chad Walker has been elected to the Damien Center board of directors.

Jessica Benson Cox, a litigation associate at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Indiana State Chapter. Her two-year term began July 1.

Lauren K. Robel has been appointed Indiana University executive vice president and provost, effective July 1. Robel, dean of the I.U. Maurer School of Law since 2003, served as interim provost before her appointment.•

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  1. Wishing Mary Willis only God's best, and superhuman strength, as she attempts to right a ship that too often strays far off course. May she never suffer this personal affect, as some do who attempt to change a broken system: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QojajMsd2nE

  2. 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.

  3. 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?

  4. 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

  5. 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.

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