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IBA: Nod to professionalism

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Chris Scanlon has earned the reputation as an adept litigator of complex cases. Clients turn to Chris when they require the best possible representation in a significant litigation battle. It is to his credit that he is also regarded as the consummate professional and gentleman, despite being the go-to guy when the stakes are high.
 

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Chris serves the courts on the Indiana Supreme Court Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure and on the Southern District Local Rules Advisory Committee. He also participates in bar association activities and in the leadership of his law firm, Baker and Daniels, serving on the Strategic Policy Board. His community service includes such worthy efforts as one of a team of volunteers who taught civil law to 10th grade students at Shortridge Law & Public Policy Magnet School last fall.

Justice Ted Boehm, a long time colleague and fan of Chris observes: “Chris and I worked closely together for his first eight years at Baker & Daniels, sometimes under considerable pressure. He always displayed patience, courtesy and good humor in dealing with clients, adversaries, and colleagues alike. He is most deserving of recognition for professionalism.”

If you know of someone whom you believe exemplifies one of IBA’s five standards, please e-mail your nomination to iba@indybar.org.

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  1. Someone off their meds? C'mon John, it is called the politics of Empire. Get with the program, will ya? How can we build one world under secularist ideals without breaking a few eggs? Of course, once it is fully built, is the American public who will feel the deadly grip of the velvet glove. One cannot lay down with dogs without getting fleas. The cup of wrath is nearly full, John Smith, nearly full. Oops, there I go, almost sounding as alarmist as Smith. Guess he and I both need to listen to this again: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRnQ65J02XA

  2. Charles Rice was one of the greatest of the so-called great generation in America. I was privileged to count him among my mentors. He stood firm for Christ and Christ's Church in the Spirit of Thomas More, always quick to be a good servant of the King, but always God's first. I had Rice come speak to 700 in Fort Wayne as Obama took office. Rice was concerned that this rise of aggressive secularism and militant Islam were dual threats to Christendom,er, please forgive, I meant to say "Western Civilization". RIP Charlie. You are safe at home.

  3. It's a big fat black mark against the US that they radicalized a lot of these Afghan jihadis in the 80s to fight the soviets and then when they predictably got around to biting the hand that fed them, the US had to invade their homelands, install a bunch of corrupt drug kingpins and kleptocrats, take these guys and torture the hell out of them. Why for example did the US have to sodomize them? Dubya said "they hate us for our freedoms!" Here, try some of that freedom whether you like it or not!!! Now they got even more reasons to hate us-- lets just keep bombing the crap out of their populations, installing more puppet regimes, arming one faction against another, etc etc etc.... the US is becoming a monster. No wonder they hate us. Here's my modest recommendation. How about we follow "Just War" theory in the future. St Augustine had it right. How about we treat these obvious prisoners of war according to the Geneva convention instead of torturing them in sadistic and perverted ways.

  4. As usual, John is "spot-on." The subtle but poignant points he makes are numerous and warrant reflection by mediators and users. Oh but were it so simple.

  5. ACLU. Way to step up against the police state. I see a lot of things from the ACLU I don't like but this one is a gold star in its column.... instead of fighting it the authorities should apologize and back off.

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