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IBA: McGoff Named Chair of Nominating Committee

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The nomination period has begun for the 2012 Board of Directors of the Indianapolis Bar Association, and Kevin McGoff of Bingham McHale has been appointed to chair the effort. 2007 President of the IndyBar, McGoff will lead a diverse committee of active members in selecting a slate of officers for the coming year.

Joining McGoff on the committee are Erin Clancy, Kightlinger & Gray; Laurel Judkins, Marion County Prosecutor’s Office; John Kautzman, Ruckelshaus Kautzman Blackwell Bemis & Hasbrook; Magistrate Judge Denise LaRue, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana; Jeff Meunier, Attorney at Law; and George Plews, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun.

Self-nominations for the board are encouraged, as are nominations of colleagues. The following vacancies exist for the coming year and must be filled by an attorney member:

• 1st Vice President (serves one-year term and will automatically assume the office of President-elect in 2013)

• Treasurer (two-year term, 2012 and 2013)

• ABA Delegate (two-year term, 2012 and 2013)

• At-Large Member of Board of Managers (five positions, each two-year terms, 2012 and 2013); and

Letters or the nomination form found on the IndyBar’s homepage at www.indybar.org should be forwarded to the Bar office by July 8, 2011. The Nominating Committee will select a slate of nominees, which reflects our geographic, ethnic, minority, gender and practice area diversity while recognizing leadership and service to the Indianapolis Bar Association.

IndyBar members wishing to seek election outside the nominating process may file a petition ballot which is now available at the bar office. To be valid the petition must be filed by July 8, 2011 and must contain the signatures of at least 50 attorney members of the Indianapolis Bar Association.•

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