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The Fellows of the Indiana Bar Foundation will induct 33 new members at its Fellows dinner and annual meeting July 20 in French Lick, Ind.  

Joseph H. Hogsett, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, will make remarks at the event.

Reservations are open to non-Fellows and before July 1, attendance is $100 for dinner and cocktails. After July 1, the cost is $120 per person. More information and registration details can be found online at www.inbf.org or by calling 317-269-7864. Lodging is available at a reduced price for attendees.
 
The Fellows began in 1979 with 400 attorneys pledging in excess of $400,000 to the foundation. Membership is by invitation only. The bar foundation has named approximately 1,000 attorneys as Fellows. A nominating committee invites candidates, reviews their credentials and makes recommendations to the board of directors of the Indiana Bar Foundation. To be eligible, attorneys must have professional, public or private careers that demonstrate outstanding legal ability and devotion to the welfare of their community, state and nation, as well as to the advancement of the legal profession.

The complete list of 2012 fellows can be found online.

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