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On the Move - 8/17/11

IL Staff
August 17, 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
Tiffany Sharpley has joined Ice Miller as a partner in the firm’s employee benefits group. She will focus her practice on employee benefit matters including ERISA, HIPAA, and Internal Revenue Code requirements related to qualified and nonqualified retirement plans and employee benefit welfare plans.

Jonathan L. Mayes has joined Bose McKinney & Evans as of counsel in the firm’s Indianapolis office. Mayes is a member of the firm’s labor and employment law practice group.

Robert Duncan has joined Indianapolis law firm Norris Choplin Schroeder as of counsel. He focuses his practice on aviation and airport legal issues.

Bradley J. Wombles has joined Indianapolis law firm Norris Choplin Schroeder as an associate.

Tiffany Presley has joined Taft Stettinius & Hollister as an associate in the firm’s Indianapolis office. She is a member of Taft’s business & finance and tax practice groups.

Mindy A. Westrick has been promoted to an associate on the government services team at Baker & Daniels. She worked as a government services specialist with the firm while earning her law degree.

Jeremy M. Dunn has joined Frost Brown Todd as a senior associate in the Indianapolis office. He will practice in the bankruptcy and restructuring practice group.

ELECTIONS & APPOINTMENTS
The Indiana Paralegal Association held its annual swearing in ceremony of new officers on July 20. The following officers and directors will serve one-year terms: Pamela Retherford, Bingham McHale, president; Diana Miller, Hovde Dassow & Deets, vice president; Brenda Johnson, Bingham McHale, secretary; Julie Johnson, Bose McKinney & Evans, treasurer; Directors: Heather Schuyler, Kroger Gardis & Regas (continuing legal education); Lauren Jones, Jones Wallace, (ethics); Arlene Morris, Lewis & Kappes, (fundraising); Angela R. White, Cantrell Strenski & Mehringer (job bank); Teri Tegeler, Price Waicukauski & Riley (marketing & public relations); Nichole Miller, Bingham McHale (membership); Valerie Bloom, Price Waicukauski & Riley (monthly meetings); Tammy Froelich, Kroger Gardis & Regas (newsletter); Edna Wallace, Whitham Hebenstreit & Zubek (NFPA primary representative); Kathy Thurston, Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman (parliamentarian); and Monica Dabio, Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman (technology).

HONORS & AWARDS
The Indiana Paralegal Association presented the following awards July 20: Paralegal of the Year Award to Angela R. White, Cantrell Strenski & Mehringer; Outstanding New Member Paralegal of the Year Award to Teri Tegeler, Price Waicukauski & Riley; Outstanding Board Member of the Year Award to Pamela Retherford, Bingham McHale; and Lifetime Achievement Award to Monica Dabio, Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman.

New Firms/Locations
Elisabeth Edwards and Holly Wanzer, formerly of JHDJ Law, have formed Wanzer Edwards and relocated their law practice to 101 W. Ohio St., Ste. 2000, in downtown Indianapolis. The lawyers continue to focus their practices on family law, mediation, and collaborative divorce.

Drewry Simmons Vornehm is opening a new office location in Merrillville. The firm, which now has offices in Indianapolis, Carmel, and Merrillville, focuses its practice on construction law including real estate, labor/employment, business, government services, insurance, and litigation matters.

The de la Torre Law Office has moved to 230 E. Ohio St., Ste. 200, in downtown Indianapolis.•

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  1. IF the Right to Vote is indeed a Right, then it is a RIGHT. That is the same for ALL eligible and properly registered voters. And this is, being able to cast one's vote - until the minute before the polls close in one's assigned precinct. NOT days before by absentee ballot, and NOT 9 miles from one's house (where it might be a burden to get to in time). I personally wait until the last minute to get in line. Because you never know what happens. THAT is my right, and that is Mr. Valenti's. If it is truly so horrible to let him on school grounds (exactly how many children are harmed by those required to register, on school grounds, on election day - seriously!), then move the polling place to a different location. For ALL voters in that precinct. Problem solved.

  2. "associates are becoming more mercenary. The path to partnership has become longer and more difficult so they are chasing short-term gains like high compensation." GOOD FOR THEM! HELL THERE OUGHT TO BE A UNION!

  3. Let's be honest. A glut of lawyers out there, because law schools have overproduced them. Law schools dont care, and big law loves it. So the firms can afford to underpay them. Typical capitalist situation. Wages have grown slowly for entry level lawyers the past 25 years it seems. Just like the rest of our economy. Might as well become a welder. Oh and the big money is mostly reserved for those who can log huge hours and will cut corners to get things handled. More capitalist joy. So the answer coming from the experts is to "capitalize" more competition from nonlawyers, and robots. ie "expert systems." One even hears talk of "offshoring" some legal work. thus undercutting the workers even more. And they wonder why people have been pulling for Bernie and Trump. Hello fools, it's not just the "working class" it's the overly educated suffering too.

  4. And with a whimpering hissy fit the charade came to an end ... http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2016/07/27/all-charges-dropped-against-all-remaining-officers-in-freddie-gray-case/ WHISTLEBLOWERS are needed more than ever in a time such as this ... when politics trump justice and emotions trump reason. Blue Lives Matter.

  5. "pedigree"? I never knew that in order to become a successful or, for that matter, a talented attorney, one needs to have come from good stock. What should raise eyebrows even more than the starting associates' pay at this firm (and ones like it) is the belief systems they subscribe to re who is and isn't "fit" to practice law with them. Incredible the arrogance that exists throughout the practice of law in this country, especially at firms like this one.

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