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Several bar associations around the state are accepting nominations for awards to present to members at upcoming annual meetings.

The Allen County Bar Association is now accepting nominations for the 2013 Niemann Citation. The citation was established in 2004 to honor the memory of Scott T. Niemann.

The award recognizes a bar member who exemplifies professionalism and excellence in the law, as reflected through legal work, public service and/or leadership.

Niemann practiced law for 23 years in Fort Wayne, focusing on civil litigation. In 2002, he and Martin Fletcher founded Fletcher & Niemann. Niemann died in March 2004 after battling cancer for 18 months.

Nominations are due Aug. 2, and the award will be presented at the bar association’s annual meeting Sept. 30. Nomination forms are available on the Allen County Bar Association’s website.

The Indiana State Bar Association is seeking nominations for 13 awards to be presented at its annual meeting in French Lick in October. The awards are: Civility Awards; Gale M. Phelps Award; Rabb Emison Awards; GP Hall of Fame; Outstanding Judge Award; Women in the Law Recognition Award; Trailblazer/Abriendo Caminos Award; Liberty Bell Award; Outstanding Young Lawyer Award; Affiliate Member Award; David Hamacher Public Service Award; Hon. Viola Taliaferro Award; and the Community Service Award.

More information about the awards and nomination forms are available on the ISBA’s website.

The Indianapolis Bar Association is seeking to recognize the accomplishments of a female attorney in central Indiana through its Antoinette Dakin Leach Award, named after the first woman admitted to the Indiana bar. Nominations are due July 31. More information is available on the IndyBar's website.
 

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