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On The Move - 8/18/10

August 18, 2010
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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 Elizabeth Brockett at ejbrockett@ibj.com

Promotions
Walter Sandoval of Schererville has become a partner of Hilbrich Cunningham Schwerd Dobosz & Vinovich. The law firm has offices in Highland and Portage. Sandoval is licensed to practice law in Indiana and Illinois. He focuses on personal injury, medical malpractice, and wrongful-death cases.

Elliott I. Pinkie has been appointed partner at Hoover Hull in Indianapolis. Pinkie practices in the areas of medical malpractice and nursing home defense, medical licensing and credentialing, premises and products liability, and general civil litigation.

Honors/Awards
The Indiana Paralegal Association presented the following awards to paralegals around Indiana: Leadership Award – Courtney Mills, Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman; Outstanding Board Member of the Year – Debra Davis, Bingham McHale; Outstanding New Member – Heather Schuyler, Kroger Gardis & Regas; and Outstanding Paralegal of the Year – Lauren Jones, Jones Wallace.

New fellows of the Indiana Bar Foundation were inducted recently at the Fellows annual dinner and meeting in French Lick.

The New Patron Fellows for 2010 are Richard Komyatte, Richard Komyatte & Associates, Highland; Robert C. Beasley, Paws Inc., Albany; Darnail Lyles, Darnail Lyles Counselor at Law, Gary; Marianne Mitten Owen, Stuart & Branigin, Lafayette; Jerome Withered, Withered Burns & Persin, Lafayette; and Richard J. Thrapp and Michael A. Wukmer, Ice Miller, Indianapolis.

The New Master Fellows are George N. Bewley Jr., Bewley & Koday, Fort Wayne; Mark A. Warsco, Rothberg Logan & Warsco,  Fort Wayne; Eric M. Cavanaugh, Duke Energy Indiana, Plainfield;  Charles R. Dunlap, Indiana Bar Foundation, Indianapolis; John David Hoover, Hoover Hull, Indianapolis; John V. Moriarty, Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry, Indianapolis; Daniel W. Bradford, The Law Office of Daniel W. Bradford, Indianapolis; and Robert T. Grand and Kenneth H. Inskeep, Barnes & Thornburg, Indianapolis.

The New Fellows are Ronald W. Buchmeier, Hopper Blackwell, Indianapolis; David J. Carr and Philip C. Genetos, Ice Miller, Indianapolis; John A. Cremer and Suzanne Katt, Cremer & Cremer, Indianapolis; J. Murray Clark, Baker & Daniels, Indianapolis; Edward A Sullivan III, Baker & Daniels, South Bend; Michael R. Conner and Donald R. Lundberg, Barnes & Thornburg, Indianapolis; Michael V. Knight, Damon R. Leichty, and David Pruitt, Barnes & Thornburg, South Bend; David J. Theising, Harrison & Moberly, Indianapolis; Alice McKenzie Morical, Hoover Hull, Indianapolis; Claire E. Lewis, The Law Office of Claire E. Lewis, Indianapolis; Lante K. Earnest and Robert G. Weddle, Tabbert Hahn Earnest & Weddle, Indianapolis; John F. Culp, Kenneth J. Allen & Associates, Noblesville; Amy G. Higdon, Kenneth J. Allen & Associates, Carmel; Bryan L. Bradley, Kenneth J. Allen & Associates, Valparaiso; Edward J. Hussey, Liberty Homes, Valparaiso; Barry Rooth, Theodoros & Rooth, Merrillville; Hon. Dena Martin, Green Superior Court, Bloomfield; Mark Foster, Foster & O’Daniel, Evansville; Michael Charles Keating, Keating & LaPlante, Evansville; Dirck H. Stahl, Ziemer Stayman Weitzel & Shoulders, Evansville; and Russell T. Woodson, Evansville.

Elections/Appointments
James Dimos, an Indianapolis member of Frost Brown Todd, became a member of the American Bar Association Board of Governors. He focuses his practice on business litigation.

The Indiana Paralegal Association recently installed its 2010-11 officers and directors: Pamela Retherford, president; Diana Miller, vice president; Brenda Johnson, secretary; Kathy Thurston, treasurer; Debbie Davis, education director; Lauren Jones, ethics director; Jillian Szalankiewcz, fundraiser director; Angela White, job bank director; Kari Berger, marketing/public relations director; Julie Johnson, membership director; Teri Ulm, monthly meetings director; Tammy Froelich, newsletter editor director; Edna Wallace, National Federation of Paralegal Associations primary director; Emily Miller, parliamentarian director; and Monica Dabio, technology director.•
 

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  1. So that none are misinformed by my posting wihtout a non de plume here, please allow me to state that I am NOT an Indiana licensed attorney, although I am an Indiana resident approved to practice law and represent clients in Indiana's fed court of Nth Dist and before the 7th circuit. I remain licensed in KS, since 1996, no discipline. This must be clarified since the IN court records will reveal that I did sit for and pass the Indiana bar last February. Yet be not confused by the fact that I was so allowed to be tested .... I am not, to be clear in the service of my duty to be absolutely candid about this, I AM NOT a member of the Indiana bar, and might never be so licensed given my unrepented from errors of thought documented in this opinion, at fn2, which likely supports Mr Smith's initial post in this thread: http://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-7th-circuit/1592921.html

  2. When I served the State of Kansas as Deputy AG over Consumer Protection & Antitrust for four years, supervising 20 special agents and assistant attorneys general (back before the IBLE denied me the right to practice law in Indiana for not having the right stuff and pretty much crushed my legal career) we had a saying around the office: Resist the lure of the ring!!! It was a take off on Tolkiem, the idea that absolute power (I signed investigative subpoenas as a judge would in many other contexts, no need to show probable cause)could corrupt absolutely. We feared that we would overreach constitutional limits if not reminded, over and over, to be mindful to not do so. Our approach in so challenging one another was Madisonian, as the following quotes from the Father of our Constitution reveal: The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse. We are right to take alarm at the first experiment upon our liberties. I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations. Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power. All men having power ought to be mistrusted. -- James Madison, Federalist Papers and other sources: http://www.constitution.org/jm/jm_quotes.htm RESIST THE LURE OF THE RING ALL YE WITH POLITICAL OR JUDICIAL POWER!

  3. My dear Mr Smith, I respect your opinions and much enjoy your posts here. We do differ on our view of the benefits and viability of the American Experiment in Ordered Liberty. While I do agree that it could be better, and that your points in criticism are well taken, Utopia does indeed mean nowhere. I think Madison, Jefferson, Adams and company got it about as good as it gets in a fallen post-Enlightenment social order. That said, a constitution only protects the citizens if it is followed. We currently have a bevy of public officials and judicial agents who believe that their subjectivism, their personal ideology, their elitist fears and concerns and cause celebs trump the constitutions of our forefathers. This is most troubling. More to follow in the next post on that subject.

  4. Yep I am not Bryan Brown. Bryan you appear to be a bigger believer in the Constitution than I am. Were I still a big believer then I might be using my real name like you. Personally, I am no longer a fan of secularism. I favor the confessional state. In religious mattes, it seems to me that social diversity is chaos and conflict, while uniformity is order and peace.... secularism has been imposed by America on other nations now by force and that has not exactly worked out very well.... I think the American historical experiment with disestablishmentarianism is withering on the vine before our eyes..... Since I do not know if that is OK for an officially licensed lawyer to say, I keep the nom de plume.

  5. I am compelled to announce that I am not posting under any Smith monikers here. That said, the post below does have a certain ring to it that sounds familiar to me: http://www.catholicnewworld.com/cnwonline/2014/0907/cardinal.aspx

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