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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  1. Especially I would like to see all the republican voting patriotic good ole boys to stop and understand that the wars they have been volunteering for all along (especially the past decade at least) have not been for God & Jesus etc no far from it unless you think George Washington's face on the US dollar is god (and we know many do). When I saw the movie about Chris Kyle, I thought wow how many Hoosiers are just like this guy, out there taking orders to do the nasty on the designated bad guys, sometimes bleeding and dying, sometimes just serving and coming home to defend a system that really just views them as reliable cannon fodder. Maybe if the Christians of the red states would stop volunteering for the imperial legions and begin collecting welfare instead of working their butts off, there would be a change in attitude from the haughty professorial overlords that tell us when democracy is allowed and when it isn't. To come home from guarding the borders of the sandbox just to hear if they want the government to protect this country's borders then they are racists and bigots. Well maybe the professorial overlords should gird their own loins for war and fight their own battles in the sandbox. We can see what kind of system this really is from lawsuits like this and we can understand who it really serves. NOT US.... I mean what are all you Hoosiers waving the flag for, the right of the president to start wars of aggression to benefit the Saudis, the right of gay marriage, the right for illegal immigrants to invade our country, and the right of the ACLU to sue over displays of Baby Jesus? The right of the 1 percenters to get richer, the right of zombie banks to use taxpayer money to stay out of bankruptcy? The right of Congress to start a pissing match that could end in WWIII in Ukraine? None of that crud benefits us. We should be like the Amish. You don't have to go far from this farcical lawsuit to find the wise ones, they're in the buggies in the streets not far away....

  2. Moreover, we all know that the well heeled ACLU has a litigation strategy of outspending their adversaries. And, with the help of the legal system well trained in secularism, on top of the genuinely and admittedly secular 1st amendment, they have the strategic high ground. Maybe Christians should begin like the Amish to withdraw their services from the state and the public and become themselves a "people who shall dwell alone" and foster their own kind and let the other individuals and money interests fight it out endlessly in court. I mean, if "the people" don't see how little the state serves their interests, putting Mammon first at nearly every turn, then maybe it is time they wake up and smell the coffee. Maybe all the displays of religiosity by American poohbahs on down the decades have been a mask of piety that concealed their own materialistic inclinations. I know a lot of patriotic Christians don't like that notion but I entertain it more and more all the time.

  3. If I were a judge (and I am not just a humble citizen) I would be inclined to make a finding that there was no real controversy and dismiss them. Do we allow a lawsuit every time someone's feelings are hurt now? It's preposterous. The 1st amendment has become a sword in the hands of those who actually want to suppress religious liberty according to their own backers' conception of how it will serve their own private interests. The state has a duty of impartiality to all citizens to spend its judicial resources wisely and flush these idiotic suits over Nativity Scenes down the toilet where they belong... however as Christians we should welcome them as they are the very sort of persecution that separates the sheep from the wolves.

  4. What about the single mothers trying to protect their children from mentally abusive grandparents who hide who they truly are behind mounds and years of medication and have mentally abused their own children to the point of one being in jail and the other was on drugs. What about trying to keep those children from being subjected to the same abuse they were as a child? I can understand in the instance about the parent losing their right and the grandparent having raised the child previously! But not all circumstances grant this being OKAY! some of us parents are trying to protect our children and yes it is our God given right to make those decisions for our children as adults!! This is not just black and white and I will fight every ounce of this to get denied

  5. Mr Smith the theory of Christian persecution in Indiana has been run by the Indiana Supreme Court and soundly rejected there is no such thing according to those who rule over us. it is a thought crime to think otherwise.