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At this week’s American Bar Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco, the Indianapolis Bar Association will be well-represented as several bar members and staff will be participating in leadership positions.

Indianapolis Bar Association President and Rubin & Levin partner, Chris Hickey will conclude her term as President of the National Association of Bar Foundation. Gary Klotz of Bingham McHale will end his service as a board member of the Metropolitan Bar Caucus (“MBC”), which included a term as President while John Kautzman of Ruckleshaus Kautzman Blackwell Bemis & Hasbrook will begin a two year term as a MBC board member.

Judge Margret Robb of the Indiana Court of Appeals is serving on the board of the Appellate Judges Conference, the Law School Accreditation Committee, and is the Judicial Division Liaison to the Commission on Homelessness and Poverty re Veterans Courts. Judge Robb will also be chairing the Appellate Judges Education Institute’s Summit this fall in Dallas, Texas.

Kevin McGoff of Bingham McHale will begin service on the board of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers.

Executive Director Julie Armstrong and Assistant Executive Director Kari Hartman are both scheduled to speak on bar operations at the National Association of Bar Executives meeting.

Finally, former Indianapolis Bar Association President Jim Dimos will commence service on the American Bar Association Board of Governors at the conclusion of the meeting. He will serve a three year term.

Know of more leaders? Let us know at iba@indybar.org.•

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