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DTCI sponsors American Cancer Society Discovery Ball

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dtci-ball-15col.jpg DTCI friends and colleagues of Joan Fullam Irick, 2002 president of DTCI, gather at the 2013 American Cancer Society Discovery Ball Nov. 15. (Photo submitted)

The Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana was a proud sponsor of the American Cancer Society Discovery Ball Nov. 15 through its Joan Fullam Irick Memorial Fund.

Joan Fullam Irick was the president of DTCI in 2002 when she was diagnosed with colon cancer. She lost her battle in June 2003. DTCI quickly established a fund in her memory through donations from its members.

Over the years, many Indiana law students have received scholarships from the Irick Fund. This year, the remaining funds were donated to the American Cancer Society’s Discovery Ball. The ball was held in Indianapolis at the Westin Hotel. Honoring Irick’s memory at the event were her husband, Tom; and her daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie and Chris Drewry. DTCI directors Tom Hays and Libby Moss were in attendance along with executive director Lisa Mortier and a table of 10 from Kightlinger & Gray, the firm where Irick practiced law for 24 years.•
 

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  1. Excellent initiative on the part of the AG. Thankfully someone takes action against predators taking advantage of people who have already been through the wringer. Well done!

  2. Conour will never turn these funds over to his defrauded clients. He tearfully told the court, and his daughters dutifully pledged in interviews, that his first priority is to repay every dime of the money he stole from his clients. Judge Young bought it, much to the chagrin of Conour’s victims. Why would Conour need the $2,262 anyway? Taxpayers are now supporting him, paying for his housing, utilities, food, healthcare, and clothing. If Conour puts the money anywhere but in the restitution fund, he’s proved, once again, what a con artist he continues to be and that he has never had any intention of repaying his clients. Judge Young will be proven wrong... again; Conour has no remorse and the Judge is one of the many conned.

  3. Pass Legislation to require guilty defendants to pay for the costs of lab work, etc as part of court costs...

  4. The fee increase would be livable except for the 11% increase in spending at the Disciplinary Commission. The Commission should be focused on true public harm rather than going on witch hunts against lawyers who dare to criticize judges.

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