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IBA: Bar Foundation Seeks Leaders

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Your Indianapolis Bar Foundation is seeking energetic leaders interested in helping to guide this dynamic fundraising board in 2011. The charitable arm of the Indianapolis Bar, the IBF raises on average $300,000 annually and distributes more than 75% of the money raised each year to support local law-related efforts.

Volunteering with the Foundation has a much greater emphasis on fundraising than policy-making. No previous Bar experience is required, simply a desire to serve. Committee members are needed to assist in the planning and execution of events and other activities geared toward increasing the visibility of the organization.

Nominations for board members are also being sought. The time required of a Board Member to attend planning sessions and related events is typically five (5) hours or less a month. Please take the time to consider nominating a colleague or yourself for these worthwhile roles in our legal community. Deadline for response is August 30.

Please submit letters of interest by e-mail to ibf@indybar.org or mail to 135 N. Pennsylvania Street, Suite 1500 Indianapolis, IN 46204. Questions should be directed to IBF Nominating Committee Chair Phil Genetos at phil.genetos@icemiller.com or to IBF Executive Director Julie Armstrong at jarmstrong@indybar.org or call 317.29.2000.•

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  1. Well, maybe it's because they are unelected, and, they have a tendency to strike down laws by elected officials from all over the country. When you have been taught that "Democracy" is something almost sacred, then, you will have a tendency to frown on such imperious conduct. Lawyers get acculturated in law school into thinking that this is the very essence of high minded government, but to people who are more heavily than King George ever did, they may not like it. Thanks for the information.

  2. I pd for a bankruptcy years ago with Mr Stiles and just this week received a garnishment from my pay! He never filed it even though he told me he would! Don't let this guy practice law ever again!!!

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

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

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