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Congratulate your colleagues for a job well done by joining us at the Association/Foundation Recognition Luncheon on Tuesday, November 29, 2011. Several Indianapolis Bar Association awards will be presented, along with deserving recognition for attorneys who have practiced for 25 years and 50 years, members of the 2011 IBF Class of Distinguished Fellows, and the IndyBar 100% membership club.
 

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Receiving the President’s Award for Service to the Association will be Ellen Townsend, Hackman Hulett & Cracraft. Townsend was selected as recipient of the award for her tireless and successful efforts over the last several years to gain financial support for the IndyBar’s Bench Bar Conference.


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Wesley Zirkle of Just Marketing, Inc. has been selected to receive the President’s Award for Service to the Profession. Zirkle was singled out for his work in founding and sustaining The Racing Attorneys Conference which is co-hosted annually by the North Carolina Bar Association and the IndyBar’s Sports and Entertainment Section. The conference has grown in popularity with racing attorneys throughout the country under Zirkle’s leadership.
 

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Other award recipients to be honored on November 29 are: Dr. John Morton Finney Jr. Excellence in Legal Education Award recipient, the Women & the Law Division for their exceptional work in hosting their first Women & the Law Symposium. Colleen Powers of Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman was selected by her peers to receive the Young Lawyer of the Year.

The IndyBar Board of Directors Award will be presented to the Kevin McGoff of Bingham McHale in recognition of his leadership of the Communications Work Group, as well as his high level of involvement in numerous other IndyBar committees and the many education programs for which he volunteers his time.

The cost of the luncheon is $30 per person. It will be held at the Conrad Hotel at noon on November 29. Register at www.indybar.org.•

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