NLKJ attorneys are engaged in many activities besides the practice of law. These involve community service on many different levels. To this end, NLKJ attorney Ed Volk recently participated in the annual conference of the Aviation Association of Indiana (AAI). Mr. Volk, an instrument rated pilot, has served on the La Porte Airport Board for over forty years and has been a member of the AAI Board since 1983, including two terms as President. This year, Ed served as a panel member for a three hour seminar designed to educate airport board members from across Indiana. State and Federal laws and regulations dominated the topics at the seminar.
Newby Lewis Attorneys Present on the Affordable Care Act
Mr. Kaminski’s presentation focused on the history of the United States health care payments system which led to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) passed during the first term of President Obama’s administration. Mr. Kaminski also outlined the “individual mandate” provisions of the Affordable Care Act.
Mr. Phillip’s presentation focused on the “employer mandate” provisions of the Affordable Care Act. Mr. Phillips discussed the specific rules regarding health benefit coverages, if any, employers must offer to their employees as well as strategies to determine whether an employer must meet the mandates of the Act.
Mr. Phillips and Mr. Kaminski also participated on a panel answering the questions of the approximately 100 human resources professionals in attendance regarding the ACA.
On October 11, 2013, the Court of Appeals issued its decision in this matter, reversing the decision of the Starke County Circuit Court, finding in favor of Mr. Otis’s client. The full text of the decision can be read here.
Legal Netlink Alliance is an international association of lawyers whose primary purpose is to assist clients in finding competent legal services when needed outside their home jurisdiction. This may be across the country or across the world. At the meeting in Minneapolis, there were lawyers representing firms in thirty-six U.S. cities and eight foreign countries on four continents. The attorney from Beijing, China traveled the furthest distance to attend.
NLKJ is particularly proud of its association with Legal Netlink Alliance as NLKJ was one of the seven founding members of the organization in 1992. Many of our clients have benefited over the years. Legal Netlink now has member firms representing over 2,000 lawyers worldwide.
On Tuesday, September 10th, Attorney Nick Otis, of Newby Lewis Kaminski & Jones, LLP, argued before the Indiana Court of Appeals in the case Corbin v. State, 75A03-1209-CR-402. The oral argument was held at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomington, Indiana in the Moot Court Room in front of approximately 200 law students. After the oral argument Mr. Otis, the deputy attorney general, and the Judges of the Indiana Court of Appeals fielded questions from students about the appeals process and the practice of law.
On June 14, 2013, Bill Kaminski and Nick Otis spoke at the Indiana School Board Association School Law Seminar. Mr. Kaminski and Mr. Otis presented on the Indiana Access to Public Records Act to nearly 300 attendees including attorneys, school superintendents, principals, and school board members from across Indiana.
On June 7, 2013, David Jones attended the 36th Annual Indiana Public Defender Update Seminar in Indianapolis. Mr. Jones is the Chief Deputy Public Defender in LaPorte County representing defendants in the LaPorte Circuit Court. The seminar was held at the Indiana Convention Center. Topics included an update on new 2013 Legislation, Expungement, CHINS and DCS, an update on new 2012 - 2013 Indiana Cases, the Gideon & Gault Award Presentations and Board Elections, Ethics, Criminal Code Revision, an update on new U.S. Supreme Court Cases.
United States Chief Justice John G. Roberts, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan and former Sen. Richard G. Lugar were featured speakers at the Conference.
Chief Justice Roberts addressed the bar during its annual dinner Monday with introductions by Justice Kagan and 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Chief Judge Frank Easterbrook.
Justice Kagan delivered remarks at the annual luncheon for members of the judiciary.
Former Senator Lugar spoke at the 7th Circuit bar’s annual luncheon. 7th Circuit Judge John Tinder noted that Lugar, during his 36 years in the Senate, has confirmed every current federal judge in Indiana.
The conference formally opened with a cocktail reception in Eli Lilly Hall at the Indiana History Center.
Mark Lienhoop won a jury trial in Lake Circuit Court involving fingers that were injured when caught in a vertical tanning booth fan. The guard over the tanning booth fan was changed after those injuries to prevent similar injuries from happening in the future.
March 1, 2013
ATTORNEYS SELECTED FOR 2013 INDIANA SUPER LAWYERS LIST
Attorneys Mark A. Lienhoop and David P. Jones have been named to the Indiana Super Lawyers list as two of the top attorneys in Indiana for 2013. No money can be paid to be selected and no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state can be selected.
Super Lawyers is a national rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice areas.
The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers magazines and in leading city and regional magazines across the country. For more information about Super Lawyers, go to superlawyers.com.
February 20, 2013
LAW FIRM RECEIVES RANKING IN BEST LAW FIRMS
Newby, Lewis, Kaminski & Jones, LLP has received a Tier 1 ranking in the 2013 edition ofU.S. News - Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” in the areas of commercial litigation, criminal defense, insurance law, and eminent domain and condemnation. This Tier 1 ranking was determined through the firm’s overall evaluation, which was derived from a combination of its clients’ impressive feedback, the high regard that lawyers in other firms in the same practice areas have for the firm, and the information provided by the firm in response to a law firm survey from Best Lawyers.
For three decades, Best Lawyers has been regarded by both the
profession and the public as the most credible and definitive guide to legal excellence in
the United States.
Selection for Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive and rigorous peer review survey
comprised of more than four million confidential evaluations by the top attorneys in the
country. The annual Best Lawyers publication has been described by The American
Lawyer as “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.” Because no fee or
purchase is required, being listed in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.
These attorneys were selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers for their work in their
practice areas as follows:
Criminal Defense - White Collar
January 11, 2013
On January 11, 2013, Indiana School Boards Association conducted a one-day seminar for new and veteran school board members and administrators that focused on the basics of board service. The seminar was held at the Marriott North Hotel in Indianapolis.
Topics presented were how the 2012 legislative session will impact public schools, school boards and superintendents, superintendent evaluations, policy development, and legal aspects, such as the Open Door Law, school board powers, transportation of students and legal considerations when dismissing a teacher, were presented by the Indiana School Boards Association staff. Glenda Ritz, Indiana Superintendent-Elect of Public Instruction opened the seminar by discussing her vision and plans for the Department of Education. William Kaminski, Esq., with Newby, Lewis, Kaminski Jones, discussed parliamentary procedure for a successful board meeting. Members of the Indiana Education Employment Relations Board reviewed Indiana’s collective bargaining policies. A panel of experience school board members held a discussion focused on school board serve and what it means to serve on a school board.
ISBA is a non-profit organization with 290 members, including every public school board in the state. ISBA member services include, but are not limited to, legislative services, legal and school financial advice, board member training seminars and dissemination of information on various topics.
January 1, 2013
Newby, Lewis, Kaminski & Jones, LLP is proud to announce that Kristina J. Jacobucci became a partner of the law firm on January 1, 2013. She is a graduate of Marquette High School, St. Mary’s College, and Valparaiso School of Law and has been a lawyer at the law firm since August 2004. Her practice areas include family and adoption law, hospital law, medical malpractice, and appellate advocacy.
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