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IBA-Hickey-ChristineEarlier this year, I promised that we would introduce you to the many faces of the Indianapolis Bar Association. Over the course of the year, we have written about many IBA members who have had an impact on our profession and in our legal community. We have shared with you award recipients and volunteers who have made us proud to call them our friends and fellow IBA members. We have given you people from the past and present who have paved the way for us as lawyers and as an Association. What we have not done, however, is pay tribute to the people who have worked hard this year to represent the Association as a member of the 2010 Board of Directors.

Officers

President-Elect: Mike J. Hebenstreit, Witham, Hebenstreit & Zubek LLP

First Vice President: A. Scott Chinn, Baker & Daniels LLP

Secretary: The Honorable Robyn L. Moberly, Marion Superior Court

Treasurer: Jeffrey A. Abrams, Benesch/Dann Pecar

Immediate Past President: James H. Voyles, Jr., Voyles Zahn Paul Hogan & Merriman

Vice Presidents

The Honorable Heather A. Welch, Marion Superior Court

James J. Bell, Bingham McHale LLP

William W. Gooden, Clark, Quinn, Moses, Scott & Grahn, LLP

D. Rusty Denton, Bingham McHale LLP

Directors

Kristin Arthur, Law Student Division Representative

Christopher E. Baker, Hostetler & Kowalik, PC

Ben T. Caughey, Ice Miller LLP

Elisabeth M. Edwards, Jocham Hardin Demick Jackson, PC

Kelly R. Eskew, Clarian Health Partners Inc.

Ryan K. Gardner, Ryan Gardner, P.C.

Rebecca W. Geyer, Hollingsworth & Zivitz, PC

Rori L. Goldman, Hill, Fulwider, McDowell, Funk & Matthews, PC

John F. Kautzman, Ruckelshaus Kautzman Blackwell Bemis & Hasbrook

Elizabeth H. Knotts, Hill, Fulwider, McDowell, Funk & Matthews, PC

John R. Maley, Indianapolis Bar Foundation President, Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Kevin P. McGoff, Bingham McHale, LLP

Jimmie L. Mcmillian, Barnes & Thornburg LLP

The Honorable Anthony Metz, III, United States Bankruptcy Court

Andi M. Metzel, Benesch/Dann Pecar

John C. Render, Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman PC

Jason Reyome, A. Demos & J. Reyome, Attorneys & Counselors at Law

Gary R. Roberts, Dean, Indiana University School of Law Indianapolis

Andrew Z. Soshnick, Baker & Daniels LLP

Counsel to the Board

Robert T. Grand, Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Mark R. Owens, Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Each of these people has devoted a significant amount of time, talent, and energy to this Association throughout the year. They have taken on projects, organized events, and served as ambassadors for our Association both within and outside of our city. They have treated their board service as a priority, and put the interests of our members first. Thank you to the 2010 IBA Board of Directors for your hard work and dedication throughout this year on behalf of the Indianapolis Bar Association!

2010 IBA Board of Directors
 

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Not pictured: Scott Chinn, Jeff Abrams, Rusty Denton, Ryan Gardner, Beth Knotts, John Maley, Kevin McGoff, Hon. Anthony Metz, John Render, Mark Owens, Jim Voyles

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  1. I grew up on a farm and live in the county and it's interesting that the big industrial farmers like Jeff Shoaf don't live next to their industrial operations...

  2. So that none are misinformed by my posting wihtout a non de plume here, please allow me to state that I am NOT an Indiana licensed attorney, although I am an Indiana resident approved to practice law and represent clients in Indiana's fed court of Nth Dist and before the 7th circuit. I remain licensed in KS, since 1996, no discipline. This must be clarified since the IN court records will reveal that I did sit for and pass the Indiana bar last February. Yet be not confused by the fact that I was so allowed to be tested .... I am not, to be clear in the service of my duty to be absolutely candid about this, I AM NOT a member of the Indiana bar, and might never be so licensed given my unrepented from errors of thought documented in this opinion, at fn2, which likely supports Mr Smith's initial post in this thread: http://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-7th-circuit/1592921.html

  3. When I served the State of Kansas as Deputy AG over Consumer Protection & Antitrust for four years, supervising 20 special agents and assistant attorneys general (back before the IBLE denied me the right to practice law in Indiana for not having the right stuff and pretty much crushed my legal career) we had a saying around the office: Resist the lure of the ring!!! It was a take off on Tolkiem, the idea that absolute power (I signed investigative subpoenas as a judge would in many other contexts, no need to show probable cause)could corrupt absolutely. We feared that we would overreach constitutional limits if not reminded, over and over, to be mindful to not do so. Our approach in so challenging one another was Madisonian, as the following quotes from the Father of our Constitution reveal: The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse. We are right to take alarm at the first experiment upon our liberties. I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations. Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power. All men having power ought to be mistrusted. -- James Madison, Federalist Papers and other sources: http://www.constitution.org/jm/jm_quotes.htm RESIST THE LURE OF THE RING ALL YE WITH POLITICAL OR JUDICIAL POWER!

  4. My dear Mr Smith, I respect your opinions and much enjoy your posts here. We do differ on our view of the benefits and viability of the American Experiment in Ordered Liberty. While I do agree that it could be better, and that your points in criticism are well taken, Utopia does indeed mean nowhere. I think Madison, Jefferson, Adams and company got it about as good as it gets in a fallen post-Enlightenment social order. That said, a constitution only protects the citizens if it is followed. We currently have a bevy of public officials and judicial agents who believe that their subjectivism, their personal ideology, their elitist fears and concerns and cause celebs trump the constitutions of our forefathers. This is most troubling. More to follow in the next post on that subject.

  5. Yep I am not Bryan Brown. Bryan you appear to be a bigger believer in the Constitution than I am. Were I still a big believer then I might be using my real name like you. Personally, I am no longer a fan of secularism. I favor the confessional state. In religious mattes, it seems to me that social diversity is chaos and conflict, while uniformity is order and peace.... secularism has been imposed by America on other nations now by force and that has not exactly worked out very well.... I think the American historical experiment with disestablishmentarianism is withering on the vine before our eyes..... Since I do not know if that is OK for an officially licensed lawyer to say, I keep the nom de plume.

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