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Dinner to celebrate former chief justice May 10

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Distinguished members of the judicial community, including former Massachusetts Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall, will be on hand May 10 at a celebration dinner honoring former Indiana Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard. Speakers will offer tributes to the former chief justice, who retired in March after 27 years on the Indiana Supreme Court.

7th Circuit Judge John D. Tinder and Jan Carroll of Barnes & Thornburg will serve as emcees for the evening. The event is co-hosted by the Indiana State Bar Association and the Indiana Supreme Court.

Former law clerks and two trial judges will offer remarks; appellate attorneys Karl Mulvaney, of Bingham Greenebaum Doll, and George T. Patton Jr., of Bose McKinney & Evans, will look at Shepard’s jurisprudence.

The event begins at 6 p.m. with a reception, followed by dinner at 7 p.m., and the program at 8 p.m. Tickets for the event at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in downtown Indianapolis are $75 each and reserved tables of 10 may be purchased for $800. Visit the ISBA’s website  to register. Registration closes April 26.

The former chief justice will also be honored Friday in Evansville during the Evansville Bar Association’s annual Law Day Dinner. Shepard will lead the traditional parade of attorneys at 5:45 p.m. to the steps of the Vanderburgh County Old Courthouse. The celebration is part of the bar association’s “Law Week” celebration.

 

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