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Indy 7th Circuit Conference to host Roberts, Kagan, Lugar

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United States Chief Justice John G. Roberts, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan and former Sen. Richard G. Lugar are featured speakers at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the 7th Circuit Bar Association and Judicial Conference opening Sunday in Indianapolis.

Roberts will address the bar during its annual dinner at 6:30 p.m. Monday with introductions by Kagan and 7th Circuit Court of Appeals Chief Judge Frank Easterbrook.

Faegre Baker Daniels LLP partner Chris Scanlon, president of the 7th Circuit Bar Association, said Friday that seating is limited to 650 people for Roberts’ address, but a few registration slots remain. Online registration is closed, but event registration will be available beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday at the JW Marriott, located at the corner of West and Washington streets.  

Kagan will deliver remarks at the annual luncheon for members of the judiciary Tuesday at 12:30 p.m.
 
Lugar will speak at the 7th Circuit bar’s annual luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Monday. 7th Circuit Judge John Tinder noted that Lugar, during his 36 years in the Senate, has confirmed every current federal judge in Indiana.

The conference formally opens at 6 p.m. Sunday with a cocktail reception in Eli Lilly Hall at the Indiana History Center, 450 W. Ohio St. A full schedule of programs begins Monday morning and continues through midday Tuesday, when members of the federal judiciary will convene in executive session.


 

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