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On The Move -4/24/13

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April 24, 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
 
Lu Carole West, former senior director and assistant general counsel of Eli Lilly & Co., has joined Ice Miller LLP in Indianapolis as a leader in the firm’s government enforcement, investigations and corporate compliance practice.
 
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*James Bopp Jr. of the Bopp Law Firm P.C. in Terre Haute will serve in a volunteer role as special counsel to the Republican National Committee.
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*David P. Lynch has joined Amy Noe Law in Richmond as an associate.
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*Anthony E. Dowell and *Brian P. Lynch have joined Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP’s Indianapolis office.
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*Jonathon D. Wright has joined Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP’s corporate and transactional practice group in the Indianapolis office.
Awards and Honors
 
Andy Jacobs Jr. has received the Distinguished Public Service Award from the Bowen Center for Public Affairs at Ball State University. Jacobs is a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives and retired attorney.
 
Delaware County Deputy Prosecutor Joe E. Orick has received the Prosecutor Recognition Award from the Humane Society of the United States for successfully prosecuting a case on dogfighting-related charges.
 
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Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP attorney *John W. Collins has been named a Board Certified Indiana Trust and Estate Lawyer by the Trust & Estate Specialty Board of the Indiana State Bar Association.
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Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP attorney *Todd Relue has been selected to the Indiana Bar Foundation’s 2013 Fellows Class.
New Firm
 
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The Law Office of *Josh F. Brown has opened in Carmel with a focus on legal representation for small business and franchise matters.
Setting it Straight
 
Kate Winders, recently elected partner at Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP, leads the firm’s employment law practice.
 
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  1. Whether you support "gay marriage" or not is not the issue. The issue is whether the SCOTUS can extract from an unmentionable somewhere the notion that the Constitution forbids government "interference" in the "right" to marry. Just imagine time-traveling to Philadelphia in 1787. Ask James Madison if the document he and his fellows just wrote allowed him- or forbade government to "interfere" with- his "right" to marry George Washington? He would have immediately- and justly- summoned the Sergeant-at-Arms to throw your sorry self out into the street. Far from being a day of liberation, this is a day of capitulation by the Rule of Law to the Rule of What's Happening Now.

  2. With today's ruling, AG Zoeller's arguments in the cases of Obamacare and Same-sex Marriage can be relegated to the ash heap of history. 0-fer

  3. She must be a great lawyer

  4. Ind. Courts - "Illinois ranks 49th for how court system serves disadvantaged" What about Indiana? A story today from Dave Collins of the AP, here published in the Benton Illinois Evening News, begins: Illinois' court system had the third-worst score in the nation among state judiciaries in serving poor, disabled and other disadvantaged members of the public, according to new rankings. Illinois' "Justice Index" score of 34.5 out of 100, determined by the nonprofit National Center for Access to Justice, is based on how states serve people with disabilities and limited English proficiency, how much free legal help is available and how states help increasing numbers of people representing themselves in court, among other issues. Connecticut led all states with a score of 73.4 and was followed by Hawaii, Minnesota, New York and Delaware, respectively. Local courts in Washington, D.C., had the highest overall score at 80.9. At the bottom was Oklahoma at 23.7, followed by Kentucky, Illinois, South Dakota and Indiana. ILB: That puts Indiana at 46th worse. More from the story: Connecticut, Hawaii, Minnesota, Colorado, Tennessee and Maine had perfect 100 scores in serving people with disabilities, while Indiana, Georgia, Wyoming, Missouri and Idaho had the lowest scores. Those rankings were based on issues such as whether interpretation services are offered free to the deaf and hearing-impaired and whether there are laws or rules allowing service animals in courthouses. The index also reviewed how many civil legal aid lawyers were available to provide free legal help. Washington, D.C., had nearly nine civil legal aid lawyers per 10,000 people in poverty, the highest rate in the country. Texas had the lowest rate, 0.43 legal aid lawyers per 10,000 people in poverty. http://indianalawblog.com/archives/2014/11/ind_courts_illi_1.html

  5. A very thorough opinion by the federal court. The Rooker-Feldman analysis, in particular, helps clear up muddy water as to the entanglement issue. Looks like the Seventh Circuit is willing to let its district courts cruise much closer to the Indiana Supreme Court's shorelines than most thought likely, at least when the ADA on the docket. Some could argue that this case and Praekel, taken together, paint a rather unflattering picture of how the lower courts are being advised as to their duties under the ADA. A read of the DOJ amicus in Praekel seems to demonstrate a less-than-congenial view toward the higher echelons in the bureaucracy.

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