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IBA: Support Judicial Candidates for 2012

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IndyBar’s Attorneys for an Independent Bench (“AIB”) political action committee is a great alternative to direct political contributions for those seeking to support judicial candidates in the 2012 elections for Marion Circuit and Superior Courts.

Chaired by former Indiana Supreme Court Justice Theodore Boehm, AIB was formed to receive contributions from those within the Indiana legal community wishing to support judicial candidates without regard to political affiliation.

“Judges have become vehicles for raising funds for political parties,” Justice Boehm remarked in his public comments upon his retirement from the bench. In creating AIB, it was the intention of the Indianapolis Bar Association to address such a concern while promoting public confidence in attorneys, judges and the justice system.

All contributions received by AIB, less minimal administrative costs, will distribute equally among all judicial candidates on the certified candidate list released by the Election Division of the Indiana Secretary of State following the May 2012 primary.

Voluntary contributions to the PAC are now being accepted and will continue to be until forty-five days prior to the November 6, 2012 general election. Checks should be made to Attorneys for an Independent Bench and sent to the Indianapolis Bar Association at 135 Pennsylvania Street, Ste. 1500, Indianapolis IN 46204, or donate online at www.indybar.org/aib. A complete list of all donors will be filed timely with the Marion County Election Board.•
 

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