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On the Move - 7/16/14

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July 16, 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
 
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*Leeann P. Simpkins has joined Wooden & McLaughlin LLP as an associate, where she will focus her practice in the areas of employment law, health care and general litigation.
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*Katherine E. Carlton and *Lindsey A. Kovener have joined Schuckit & Associates P.C. in Zionsville as associates.
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*Matt Lawson has joined Riley Bennett & Egloff LLP as an associate.
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*Kevin W. Vanderground has joined Church Church Hittle & Antrim as a partner. He will be based in the firm’s Merrillville office.
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*Katherine R. Gould has joined Burt Blee Dixon Sutton & Bloom LLP in Fort Wayne as an associate. Her areas of practice will be concentrated in civil litigation and business law.
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*J. Anita Ray has been appointed director of development for Indianapolis Legal Aid Society.
Awards and Honors
 
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Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP attorney *Julian Harrell has been named to Lawyers of Color’s second annual Hot List, which recognizes early- to mid-career minority attorneys working as in-house counsel, government attorneys and law firm associates and partners.
Appointments and Elections
 
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*Andrea L. Ciobanu has been elected as the American Bar Association Young Lawyer Division’s District 15 Representative.
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*Michael P. Bishop, partner at Cohen Garelick & Glazier, has been selected to serve on the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Board of Visitors.
New name
 
Boveri Murphy Rice LLP has been renamed Murphy Rice LLP. It is a civil litigation firm in South Bend.
 
New location
 
Ciobanu Law P.C. has relocated to 8910 Purdue Road, Suite 240 in Indianapolis.
 
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  1. People have heard of Magna Carta, and not the Provisions of Oxford & Westminster. Not that anybody really cares. Today, it might be considered ethnic or racial bias to talk about the "Anglo Saxon common law." I don't even see the word English in the blurb above. Anyhow speaking of Edward I-- he was famously intolerant of diversity himself viz the Edict of Expulsion 1290. So all he did too like making parliament a permanent institution-- that all must be discredited. 100 years from now such commemorations will be in the dustbin of history.

  2. Oops, I meant discipline, not disciple. Interesting that those words share such a close relationship. We attorneys are to be disciples of the law, being disciplined to serve the law and its source, the constitutions. Do that, and the goals of Magna Carta are advanced. Do that not and Magna Carta is usurped. Do that not and you should be disciplined. Do that and you should be counted a good disciple. My experiences, once again, do not reveal a process that is adhering to the due process ideals of Magna Carta. Just the opposite, in fact. Braveheart's dying rebel (for a great cause) yell comes to mind.

  3. It is not a sign of the times that many Ind licensed attorneys (I am not) would fear writing what I wrote below, even if they had experiences to back it up. Let's take a minute to thank God for the brave Baron's who risked death by torture to tell the government that it was in the wrong. Today is a career ruination that whistleblowers risk. That is often brought on by denial of licenses or disciple for those who dare speak truth to power. Magna Carta says truth rules power, power too often claims that truth matters not, only Power. Fight such power for the good of our constitutional republics. If we lose them we have only bureaucratic tyranny to pass onto our children. Government attorneys, of all lawyers, should best realize this and work to see our patrimony preserved. I am now a government attorney (once again) in Kansas, and respecting the rule of law is my passion, first and foremost.

  4. I have dealt with more than a few I-465 moat-protected government attorneys and even judges who just cannot seem to wrap their heads around the core of this 800 year old document. I guess monarchial privileges and powers corrupt still ..... from an academic website on this fantastic "treaty" between the King and the people ... "Enduring Principles of Liberty Magna Carta was written by a group of 13th-century barons to protect their rights and property against a tyrannical king. There are two principles expressed in Magna Carta that resonate to this day: "No freeman shall be taken, imprisoned, disseised, outlawed, banished, or in any way destroyed, nor will We proceed against or prosecute him, except by the lawful judgment of his peers or by the law of the land." "To no one will We sell, to no one will We deny or delay, right or justice." Inspiration for Americans During the American Revolution, Magna Carta served to inspire and justify action in liberty’s defense. The colonists believed they were entitled to the same rights as Englishmen, rights guaranteed in Magna Carta. They embedded those rights into the laws of their states and later into the Constitution and Bill of Rights. The Fifth Amendment to the Constitution ("no person shall . . . be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law.") is a direct descendent of Magna Carta's guarantee of proceedings according to the "law of the land." http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/featured_documents/magna_carta/

  5. I'm not sure what's more depressing: the fact that people would pay $35,000 per year to attend an unaccredited law school, or the fact that the same people "are hanging in there and willing to follow the dean’s lead in going forward" after the same school fails to gain accreditation, rendering their $70,000 and counting education worthless. Maybe it's a good thing these people can't sit for the bar.

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