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On The Move - 1/5/11

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January 5, 2011
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On The Move

On The Move: Information must be submitted at least 11 days before the Wednesday issue in which it is to appear. Digital images should be 200 dpi and saved as eps, tiff or jpeg; Color images are preferred. For more information or to submit an announcement, contact managing editor Kelly Lucas at klucas@ibj.com.

Elections and Appointments
David O. Tittle, a partner in Bingham McHale’s commercial litigation group, has been appointed as Indiana chair of the American College of Trial Lawyers for 2011.

Colleen M. Powers, an attorney at Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman, has been appointed as chair of the Indianapolis Bar Association’s 2011 Young Lawyers Division and will serve on the IBA’s board of directors.

John C. Trimble has been reelected managing partner of the Indianapolis firm LewisWagner.

Brent Welke has been appointed chief executive officer of All American Gold Corporation.

Tammy L. Ortman, a partner with Mercer Belanger, will chair the American Bar Association’s Title Insurance Litigation Committee for 2011.

Promotions
George Gasper, Angela Krahulik, and Eric Singer have been named partners with Ice Miller. Gasper is in the firm’s competitive business practices litigation group, Krahulik is in the firm’s environmental/natural resources/toxic tort group, and Singer practices construction law and commercial litigation.

New Associations
Jason M. Massaro and Andrea L. Ciobanu have formed Massaro & Ciobanu, a civil law and litigation firm in Indianapolis.

Tenley Drescher-Rhoades has joined the Marion County Election Board as its director of elections.
 

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  1. The practitioners and judges who hail E-filing as the Saviour of the West need to contain their respective excitements. E-filing is federal court requires the practitioner to cram his motion practice into pigeonholes created by IT people. Compound motions or those seeking alternative relief are effectively barred, unless the practitioner wants to receive a tart note from some functionary admonishing about the "problem". E-filing is just another method by which courts and judges transfer their burden to practitioners, who are the really the only powerless components of the system. Of COURSE it is easier for the court to require all of its imput to conform to certain formats, but this imposition does NOT improve the quality of the practice of law and does NOT improve the ability of the practitioner to advocate for his client or to fashion pleadings that exactly conform to his client's best interests. And we should be very wary of the disingenuous pablum about the costs. The courts will find a way to stick it to the practitioner. Lake County is a VERY good example of this rapaciousness. Any one who does not believe this is invited to review the various special fees that system imposes upon practitioners- as practitioners- and upon each case ON TOP of the court costs normal in every case manually filed. Jurisprudence according to Aldous Huxley.

  2. 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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