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Ogletree Deakins Re-elects Kim Ebert as Managing Shareholder

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. has announced that Kim Ebert, in the firm’s Indianapolis office, has been re-elected as Managing Shareholder of the firm. Ebert was re-elected to the position during the Annual Meeting of Shareholders in Atlanta, Georgia. As the Managing Shareholder, Ebert will continue to serve as chair of the executive management team and will be responsible for the strategic growth of the firm.

Applications for IBF Impact Fund Grant Due March 1

The IBF will again grant $35,000 to a deserving organization/project through the Impact Fund in 2012. To be considered, a project must advance the administration of justice and an understanding of the law through philanthropy, education and service. The deadline for applications is March 1. Go to www.indybar.org for more information and application instructions.

What’s Up at the Statehouse?

Hear an update on pending legislation and get to know Indiana legislators at the IndyBar’s fifth annual seminar, “The Importance of Lawyer-Legislators in the Indiana General Assembly,” which is hosted by the bar’s Legislative Committee. Attorneys who are state senators and representatives will lead a lively discussion during the luncheon on Wednesday, February 29, from noon to 1:30 p.m., at the Conrad Indianapolis. Retiring legislators will also be recognized. This event is being offered for 1.5 hours CLE credit. For more information and to register, go to www.indybar.org.

Ready for a Trivia Challenge?

Don’t miss the IBF Trivia Night, a casual, fun event on Thursday, March 1 at the Fox & Hound in Castleton. Grab some friends and join us! Teams of up to five people – both members and non-members are invited – will compete to become the IBF Trivia Champion. Learn more and register online at www.indybar.org.•

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