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On the Move - 3/2/11

IL Staff
March 2, 2011
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On The Move

On The Move: Information must be submitted at least 11 days prior to the Wednesday issue in which the announcement will 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

New Associations
The law firm of Betz & Associates has become Betz + Blevins. Attorney Sandra Blevins has been named a partner with the firm.

The law firm of Burke Costanza & Cuppy has become Burke Costanza & Carberry. Managing Partner George W. Carberry’s name has been included.
Elections and Appointments
The Indiana Supreme Court recently appointed three new members for five-year terms to the Commission for Continuing Legal Education. New members include Steven A. Spence, an attorney mediator with The Mediation Alternative in Indianapolis; Angela L. Freel, a partner at Rudolph Fine Porter & Johnson in Evansville and vice president of the Evansville Legal Aid Society; and Dr. Howard Mzumara, the non-attorney member of the commission, a psychometrician and director of the Testing Center at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

The commission also elected 2011 officers including Joseph H. Yeager Jr., chair; Hon. Charles K. Todd Jr., vice chair; John D. Ulmer, secretary; and Kellye M. Gordon, treasurer.

David Barret, a Baker & Daniels partner and business and corporate finance team group leader, was elected to a three-year term on the firm’s strategic and policy board. Hud Pfeiffer, a partner and labor and employment practice group leader, was re-elected to a three-year term on that board.

The following have been re-appointed to Baker & Daniels executive committee: Roger Flower, chief operating officer; Steve Jackson, health care and life sciences practice; Scott Kosnoff, managing partner for professional personnel, insurance and financial services practice; Jackie Simmons, managing partner for client services, leader of China and international practice; Greg Utken, managing partner for legal practices, labor and employment law practice; Dave Zook, managing partner for consulting practices, federal budgetary, legislative, and regulatory practice, Washington, D.C.

Promotions
Andrew R. Duncan has been named a partner in the Indianapolis firm Ruckelshaus Kautzman Blackwell Bemis & Hasbrook effective Jan. 1, 2011.  He concentrates his practice in civil and criminal litigation as well as law enforcement liability defense. 

Carol Dillon and Jeb Crandall have been named partners at Bleeke Dillon Crandall, formerly known as Sweetin & Bleeke.

Kristin B. Keltner has been named managing shareholder of the Indianapolis office of Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart. She concentrates her practice in employment litigation. Christopher C. Murray and Stephanie A. Smithey have been named shareholders of the firm.

Stephen M. Werner has been promoted to corporate counsel, licensing and transactional, at Redcats USA, a global home shopping company.

New Firms/Locations
Former Hancock Superior Judge Richard T. Payne has opened Alternate Routes to Resolution in Greenfield, offering mediation, arbitration, and private judge services. Judge Payne also serves as a Henry Circuit senior judge and probate commissioner.•

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  1. Just an aside, but regardless of the outcome, I 'm proud of Judge William Hughes. He was the original magistrate on the Home place issue. He ruled for Home Place, and was primaried by Brainard for it. Their tool Poindexter failed to unseat Hughes, who won support for his honesty and courage throughout the county, and he was reelected Judge of Hamilton County's Superior Court. You can still stand for something and survive. Thanks, Judge Hughes!

  2. CCHP's real accomplishment is the 2015 law signed by Gov Pence that basically outlaws any annexation that is forced where a 65% majority of landowners in the affected area disagree. Regardless of whether HP wins or loses, the citizens of Indiana will not have another fiasco like this. The law Gov Pence signed is a direct result of this malgovernance.

  3. I gave tempparry guardship to a friend of my granddaughter in 2012. I went to prison. I had custody. My daughter went to prison to. We are out. My daughter gave me custody but can get her back. She was not order to give me custody . but now we want granddaughter back from friend. She's 14 now. What rights do we have

  4. This sure is not what most who value good governance consider the Rule of Law to entail: "In a letter dated March 2, which Brizzi forwarded to IBJ, the commission dismissed the grievance “on grounds that there is not reasonable cause to believe that you are guilty of misconduct.”" Yet two month later reasonable cause does exist? (Or is the commission forging ahead, the need for reasonable belief be damned? -- A seeming violation of the Rules of Profession Ethics on the part of the commission) Could the rule of law theory cause one to believe that an explanation is in order? Could it be that Hoosier attorneys live under Imperial Law (which is also a t-word that rhymes with infamy) in which the Platonic guardians can do no wrong and never owe the plebeian class any explanation for their powerful actions. (Might makes it right?) Could this be a case of politics directing the commission, as celebrated IU Mauer Professor (the late) Patrick Baude warned was happening 20 years ago in his controversial (whisteblowing) ethics lecture on a quite similar topic: http://www.repository.law.indiana.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1498&context=ilj

  5. I have a case presently pending cert review before the SCOTUS that reveals just how Indiana regulates the bar. I have been denied licensure for life for holding the wrong views and questioning the grand inquisitors as to their duties as to state and federal constitutional due process. True story: https://www.scribd.com/doc/299040839/2016Petitionforcert-to-SCOTUS Shorter, Amici brief serving to frame issue as misuse of govt licensure: https://www.scribd.com/doc/312841269/Thomas-More-Society-Amicus-Brown-v-Ind-Bd-of-Law-Examiners

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