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IBA: Judicial Candidate Survey Ends January 18

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The IndyBar’s Judicial Excellence Political Action Committee (“JEPAC”) survey of 2012 candidates for the Marion Superior Court will close at 11:59 p.m. on January 18. Results of the survey will be released to the public on January 20.

Twenty-six candidates have made their interest in participating in the May primary known to the Bar. Four incumbent candidates are not seeking re-election. Those judges are Hon. Barbara Collins, Hon. Reuben Hill, Hon. S.K. Reid and Hon. William Young. Eighteen candidates will ultimately be elected.

All IndyBar members, attorneys in the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office and the Marion County Public Defender Agency, as well as attorneys with accessible email addresses who have entered an appearance in a court where the incumbent judge is seeking election were included in the mailing list for the survey. Anyone not receiving the survey that should be included due to this criteria should contact the IndyBar at jarmstrong@indybar.org or call 317.269.2000.•

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  2. Conour will never turn these funds over to his defrauded clients. He tearfully told the court, and his daughters dutifully pledged in interviews, that his first priority is to repay every dime of the money he stole from his clients. Judge Young bought it, much to the chagrin of Conour’s victims. Why would Conour need the $2,262 anyway? Taxpayers are now supporting him, paying for his housing, utilities, food, healthcare, and clothing. If Conour puts the money anywhere but in the restitution fund, he’s proved, once again, what a con artist he continues to be and that he has never had any intention of repaying his clients. Judge Young will be proven wrong... again; Conour has no remorse and the Judge is one of the many conned.

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