Mentors do matter. In that spirit, the IBA Professionalism Committee is soliciting nominations for the 2009 IBA Professionalism Award (Attorney) and IBA Silver Gavel Award (Judge). Nominations are due by Monday, August 31. The Professionalism Award was created in 2004 to summon to the spotlight lawyers and judicial officers whose career exemplifies the high calling and higher achievement of lawyers in modern society.
Nominate a deserving legal professional by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Complete award criteria and information on the nominating process is available at www.indybar.org. Past award recipients are: Douglas J. Hill, Hill Fulwider McDowell Funk & Matthews; Hon. John D. Tinder, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh District; Karl L. Mulvaney, Bingham McHale LLP; Hon. Charles J. Deiter, Marion Superior Court, Probate Division; Hon. Patricia J. Gifford, Marion Superior Court, Criminal Division; and John R. Maley, Barnes & Thornburg LLP.•