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IBA: Babbitt Selected to Lead Bar Foundation

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Robin Babbitt was recently selected by the Board of Directors of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation (IBF) as its 2011 President. A partner with Bingham McHale, Babbitt has been an active volunteer for the IBF for several years and currently serves as a Vice President to the Board.
 

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John Maley, current IBF President, said of Babbitt’s selection, “Robin commitment to supporting the profession and his ability to think strategically is just what the IBF needs as we move into the next decade.”

Appointed as Counsel to the Board by then IBF President Chris Hickey, Babbitt joined the IBF Board of Directors in 2006. He was selected as a Distinguished Fellow of the Foundation in 2003.

“Robin has been an extraordinary supporter of the Indianapolis Bar for a long time. He will be a great leader of the Foundation next year,” said Phil Genetos, partner at Ice Miller and chair of the IBF Nominating Committee.

Practicing in the areas of administrative law, toxic torts, professional liability defense, products liability and business litigation, Babbitt will bring over 30 years of experience in our legal community to the helm of the IBF. His term will begin January 1, 2011.•

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  1. Frankly, it is tragic that you are even considering going to an expensive, unaccredited "law school." It is extremely difficult to get a job with a degree from a real school. If you are going to make the investment of time, money, and tears into law school, it should not be to a place that won't actually enable you to practice law when you graduate.

  2. As a lawyer who grew up in Fort Wayne (but went to a real law school), it is not that hard to find a mentor in the legal community without your school's assistance. One does not need to pay tens of thousands of dollars to go to an unaccredited legal diploma mill to get a mentor. Having a mentor means precisely nothing if you cannot get a job upon graduation, and considering that the legal job market is utterly terrible, these students from Indiana Tech are going to be adrift after graduation.

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  5. I tried a case in Judge Barker's court many years ago and I recall it vividly as a highlight of my career. I don't get in federal court very often but found myself back there again last Summer. We had both aged a bit but I must say she was just as I had remembered her. Authoritative, organized and yes, human ...with a good sense of humor. I also appreciated that even though we were dealing with difficult criminal cases, she treated my clients with dignity and understanding. My clients certainly respected her. Thanks for this nice article. Congratulations to Judge Barker for reaching another milestone in a remarkable career.

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