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IBA: Bar Leadership for 2011 in Place

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With nearly 40 groups within the Indianapolis Bar to provide service and support, it takes great leadership to accomplish the lofty goals set for each. Indianapolis Bar Association President-elect Mike Hebenstreit has announced the appointed/election of the Bar members that have answered the call to serve as a Chair in 2011.

Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
Elisabeth Edwards, Jocham Harden Dimick Jackson PC

Appellate Practice Section
Jane Dall Wilson, Baker & Daniels LLP

Business Law Section
E. Joseph Kremp III, Wooden & McLaughlin LLP

Commercial and Bankruptcy Section
Kevin P. Dempsey, U.S. Bankruptcy Court

Criminal Justice Section
Alexander P. Will, Office of Corporation Counsel

Environmental Law Section
Vicki J. Wright, Krieg DeVault LLP

Estate Planning and Administration Section
Christi R. Anderson, Bingham McHale LLP

Family Law Section
Alicia Gooden, The Mediation Group

Government Practice Section
Sue Beesley, Bingham McHale LLP

Health Care Section
Leeanne Coons, Krieg DeVault LLP

Intellectual Property Section
Marta Paul, Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry

Labor and Employment Law Section
Jeffrey B. Halbert, Stewart & Irwin PC

Law Student Division
Kristin B. Arthur, Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis

Litigation Section
Stephanie L. Cassman, Lewis Wagner LLP

Real Estate & Land Use Section
David Duncan, Tabbert Hahn Earnest & Weddle LLP

Senior Counsel Division
The Hon. Robyn L. Moberly, Marion Superior Court

Sole Practitioner/Small Firm Practice Section
Jason Reyome, J. Reyome & A. Demos Counselors at Law

Sports and Entertainment Law Section
Kenan L. Farrell, KLF Legal

Taxation Section
Katrina Clingerman, Ice Miller LLP

Women and the Law Division
Germain Willett, Ice Miller LLP

Young Lawyers Division
Colleen Powers, Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman LLP

Bar Leader Committee
The Hon. Robyn L. Moberly, Marion Superior Court

Bar Review Committee
Kelly Eskew, Clarian Health Partners Inc.

Bench Bar Committee
The Hon. Sheila Carlisle, Marion Superior Court

Diversity Job Fair Committee
Tamara McMillian, Flashpoint HR

Finance Committee
Jeffrey Abrams, Benesch/Dann Pecar

Grievance Committee
M. Kent Newton, Newton Becker Bouwkamp Pendoski,PC

Justice Center Task Force
John F. Kautzman, Ruckeslhaus Kautzman Blackwell Bemis & Hasbrook

Legal Services Advisory Committee
Jeff Meunier, Attorney at Law

Legislative Committee
The Hon. Heather Welch, Marion Superior Court

Membership Committee
Aubrey Kuchar, Kightlinger & Gray

Nominating Committee
George Plews, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun

Paralegal Committee
Jodie L. Bergeron, Bose McKinney & Evans LLP

Personnel Committee
Mike Hebenstreit, Whitham Hebenstreit & Zubek

Pro Bono Committee
Andrew Campbell, Baker & Daniels LLP

Professionalism Committee
The Hon. Tanya Walton Pratt, U.S. District Court•
 

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