Indianapolis Bar Foundation Honors Distinguished Fellows

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iba-fellows-sidebarEach year the Indianapolis Bar Foundation honors individuals for their dedication to the law by bestowing on them the designation of Distinguished Fellow. This small but select group is chosen by the Directors of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation to become Distinguished Fellows as a result of their significant contributions to the legal profession and to our community.

Nominated by a committee of Bar Foundation board members and active contributors, the 2011 Class of Distinguished Fellows includes the following members of the Indianapolis legal community:

David A. Adams, Bingham McHale LLP

Nicholas F. Baker, The Hastings Law Firm

Reynold T. Berry, Rubin & Levin PC

Tracy N. Betz, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Carl W. Butler, Frost Brown Todd LLC

Andrew L. Campbell, Baker & Daniels LLP

Marie D. Castetter, Foley & Abbott

Sonia S. Chen, Eli Lilly and Company

Hamish S. Cohen, Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Aaron J. Dixon, Ice Miller LLP

Peter H. Donahoe, Donahoe Irvin PC

Andrew R. Duncan, Ruckelshaus Kautzman Blackwell Bemis & Hasbrook

Kristin P. Dutton, Bingham McHale LLP

David A. Given, Baker & Daniels LLP

Kathleen I. Hart, Riley Bennett & Egloff LLP

Kena S. Hollingsworth, Hollingsworth & Zivitz, PC

David E. Kress, Benesch

Susan E. Krohne, Pedcor Investments, LLC

Aubrey G. Kuchar, Kightlinger & Gray LLP

Shannon D. Landreth, Bingham McHale LLP

Nicholas W. Levi, Kightlinger & Gray LLP

Marc G. Lopez, Attorney at Law

Robin M. Lybolt, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Heather H. Macek, Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Anna Muehling Mallon, Cantrell Strenski & Mehringer LLP

Brent D. Mosby, Exact Target

Kenneth J. Munson, Bingham McHale LLP

Jennifer Richter, Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman, PC

James E. Rossow Jr., Rubin & Levin PC

Charles P. Schmal, Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry LLP

Justine Overturf Singh, Fifth Third Private Bank

Natalie M. Snyder, Cross Woolsey & Glazier PC

Dana E. Stutzman, Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman, PC•


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  1. We do not have 10% of our population (which would mean about 32 million) incarcerated. It's closer to 2%.

  2. If a class action suit or other manner of retribution is possible, count me in. I have email and voicemail from the man. He colluded with opposing counsel, I am certain. My case was damaged so severely it nearly lost me everything and I am still paying dearly.

  3. There's probably a lot of blame that can be cast around for Indiana Tech's abysmal bar passage rate this last February. The folks who decided that Indiana, a state with roughly 16,000 to 18,000 attorneys, needs a fifth law school need to question the motives that drove their support of this project. Others, who have been "strong supporters" of the law school, should likewise ask themselves why they believe this institution should be supported. Is it because it fills some real need in the state? Or is it, instead, nothing more than a resume builder for those who teach there part-time? And others who make excuses for the students' poor performance, especially those who offer nothing more than conspiracy theories to back up their claims--who are they helping? What evidence do they have to support their posturing? Ultimately, though, like most everything in life, whether one succeeds or fails is entirely within one's own hands. At least one student from Indiana Tech proved this when he/she took and passed the February bar. A second Indiana Tech student proved this when they took the bar in another state and passed. As for the remaining 9 who took the bar and didn't pass (apparently, one of the students successfully appealed his/her original score), it's now up to them (and nobody else) to ensure that they pass on their second attempt. These folks should feel no shame; many currently successful practicing attorneys failed the bar exam on their first try. These same attorneys picked themselves up, dusted themselves off, and got back to the rigorous study needed to ensure they would pass on their second go 'round. This is what the Indiana Tech students who didn't pass the first time need to do. Of course, none of this answers such questions as whether Indiana Tech should be accredited by the ABA, whether the school should keep its doors open, or, most importantly, whether it should have even opened its doors in the first place. Those who promoted the idea of a fifth law school in Indiana need to do a lot of soul-searching regarding their decisions. These same people should never be allowed, again, to have a say about the future of legal education in this state or anywhere else. Indiana already has four law schools. That's probably one more than it really needs. But it's more than enough.

  4. This man Steve Hubbard goes on any online post or forum he can find and tries to push his company. He said court reporters would be obsolete a few years ago, yet here we are. How does he have time to search out every single post about court reporters and even spy in private court reporting forums if his company is so successful???? Dude, get a life. And back to what this post was about, I agree that some national firms cause a huge problem.

  5. rensselaer imdiana is doing same thing to children from the judge to attorney and dfs staff they need to be investigated as well