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IBA: Magnus-Stinson to be Honored with Buchanan Award

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A blue ribbon selection committee acting on behalf of the Indianapolis Bar Association and the Indianapolis Bar Foundation has announced the selection of The Hon. Jane Magnus-Stinson of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana as a recipient of the IndyBar’s prestigious Hon. Paul H. Buchanan Jr. Award of Excellence. Magnus-Stinson will be honored at a luncheon in March.

The Indianapolis Bar Association and Indianapolis Bar Foundation are recognizing her distinguished leadership in the legal community and the commiba-buchanan-award-recipsunity at large, which includes private practice, government service and a distinguished career as a jurist in the Marion Superior Courts and U.S. District Court.

First presented in 1990, the award is named for former Indianapolis Bar Association and Bar Foundation President Judge Paul H. Buchanan Jr., who also served on the Indiana Court of Appeals for 22 years. The criteria for the honor states that it is “given from time to time” only when “determined to be appropriate.”

The honor is meant to “acknowledge individuals with long records of excellence and unique service to the legal profession … whose attainments as a lawyer have been notable, whose contributions to the Indianapolis Bar Association have been unique, and whose honorable service to the profession has extended over a significant period of time. The award is given both to reward those accomplishments and to inspire others to such service.”

Friends and associates of the honoree will be included in the award presentation. Registration for the luncheon will open Jan. 27 on the Bar’s website, www.indybar.org. Cost will be $30 per person.•

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