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On the Move - Sept. 25, 2013

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September 18, 2013
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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
 
coyne Coyne
*Lynn Coyne is joining the Bloomington law firm of Bunger & Robertson as counsel. Coyne is a retired assistant vice president for real estate and associate counsel at Indiana University. His practice areas include real estate, corporate and business transaction law, and public sector and government law.
Thomas D. Collignon is joining The Mediation Group in January 2014. He will continue mediating commercial, construction, personal injury and family cases. Collignon will work from The Mediation Group’s Keystone at the Crossing office in Indianapolis as well as the group’s new downtown office on Massachusetts Avenue.
 
smelko Smelko
*J. Sebastian Smelko is joining Bingham Greenebaum Doll as an attorney in the firm’s Indianapolis office. He will work with the firm’s government practice group, focusing in the areas of government contract procurement, government services and public finance, and legislative lobbying.
Awards & Honors
 
Seven Indiana attorneys will be honored for their public service at the 2013 Randall T. Shepard Award Celebration on Oct. 18. Jeffrey B. Kolb, J. David Roellgen, Yvette C. Kirchoff, Christopher M. Ripley and Brian M. Johnson, of the Vincennes law firm Kolb Roellgen and Kirchoff LLP, will receive an award for providing 50 hours of pro bono legal service in 2012. Indianapolis attorney Isaac M. Willett, of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, will be honored for his work with a health advocacy coalition for medical-legal partnerships. Noblesville attorney Stephenie K. Gookins, of Campbell Kyle Proffitt LLP, will be honored for her service in law-related education. The celebration is sponsored by the Indiana Bar Foundation and Indiana Pro Bono Commission.
 
Appointments & Elections
 
janzen Janzen
*Todd J. Janzen, a partner with the Indianapolis office of Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP, has been appointed chair of the American Bar Association’s Agricultural Management Committee. The appointment is for an initial one-year term.
NEW FIRMS
 
Sara Pitcher is opening The Law Office of Sara Pitcher LLC in Kokomo on Oct. 1.bullet character
 
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  4. Any attorneys who practice in federal court should be able to say the same as I can ... efiling is great. I have been doing it in fed court since it started way back. Pacer has its drawbacks, but the ability to hit an e-docket and pull up anything and everything onscreen is a huge plus for a litigator, eps the sole practitioner, who lacks a filing clerk and the paralegal support of large firms. Were I an Indiana attorney I would welcome this great step forward.

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