IndyBar: Moberly to Lead Indianapolis Bar Association in 2016

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The Indianapolis Bar Association’s Nominating Committee has announced the selection of the Hon. Robyn Moberly of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana as the 2016 President of the Indianapolis Bar Association. Currently the Treasurer for the bar, Judge Moberly will serve as the association’s First Vice President on the 2014 Board of Directors.

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Judge Moberly became Indiana’s first woman to be appointed to the federal bankruptcy bench when she began a 14-year term on the bankruptcy court in November 2012, replacing Chief Judge Anthony Metz III, who retired. Prior to her appointment, she served as a judge in Marion Superior Court since 1996. Judge Moberly earned her B.A. from Indiana University and her J.D. from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

Jimmie McMillian of Barnes & Thornburg LLP was named to a two-year term as Treasurer. In addition to previous service on several bar committees, McMillian currently serves on the Board of Directors as a Vice President.

Phil Isenbarger, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP, was nominated to serve as the Indianapolis Bar Association’s delegate to the American Bar Association.

Five At Large Directors were also selected. Chosen to serve through 2015 were Takeena Thompson, Cohen & Malad LLP; Kelley Johnson, Cohen & Malad LLP; Marc Rothenberg, Marion Superior Court; Colleen Powers, Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman PC; and Kathleen Hart, Riley Bennet & Egloff LLP.

As determined by previous nomination, the 2014 Board of Directors will be led by Jeff Abrams, Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP. John Trimble, Lewis Wagner LLP, will be President Elect.

The Nominating Committee was chaired by the Christine Hickey of Rubin & Levin PC. Joining Hickey on the committee were Hon. Tanya Walton Pratt, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana; Hon. Robert Altice, Marion Superior Court; Scott Chinn, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP; Kelly Scanlan, Wilson Kehoe & Winingham; Bryan Strawbridge, Krieg DeVault LLP; and Holly Wanzer, Wanzer Edwards PC.

The 2014 Board of Directors will be formally installed at the Indianapolis Bar Association and Foundation Installation Luncheon, to be held in January 30, 2014.


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  1. This is ridiculous. Most JDs not practicing law don't know squat to justify calling themselves a lawyer. Maybe they should try visiting the inside of a courtroom before they go around calling themselves lawyers. This kind of promotional BS just increases the volume of people with JDs that are underqualified thereby dragging all the rest of us down likewise.

  2. I think it is safe to say that those Hoosier's with the most confidence in the Indiana judicial system are those Hoosier's who have never had the displeasure of dealing with the Hoosier court system.

  3. I have an open CHINS case I failed a urine screen I have since got clean completed IOP classes now in after care passed home inspection my x sister in law has my children I still don't even have unsupervised when I have been clean for over 4 months my x sister wants to keep the lids for good n has my case working with her I just discovered n have proof that at one of my hearing dcs case worker stated in court to the judge that a screen was dirty which caused me not to have unsupervised this was at the beginning two weeks after my initial screen I thought the weed could have still been in my system was upset because they were suppose to check levels n see if it was going down since this was only a few weeks after initial instead they said dirty I recently requested all of my screens from redwood because I take prescriptions that will show up n I was having my doctor look at levels to verify that matched what I was prescripted because dcs case worker accused me of abuseing when I got my screens I found out that screen I took that dcs case worker stated in court to judge that caused me to not get granted unsupervised was actually negative what can I do about this this is a serious issue saying a parent failed a screen in court to judge when they didn't please advise

  4. I have a degree at law, recent MS in regulatory studies. Licensed in KS, admitted b4 S& 7th circuit, but not to Indiana bar due to political correctness. Blacklisted, nearly unemployable due to hostile state action. Big Idea: Headwinds can overcome, esp for those not within the contours of the bell curve, the Lego Movie happiness set forth above. That said, even without the blacklisting for holding ideas unacceptable to the Glorious State, I think the idea presented above that a law degree open many vistas other than being a galley slave to elitist lawyers is pretty much laughable. (Did the law professors of Indiana pay for this to be published?)

  5. Joe, you might want to do some reading on the fate of Hoosier whistleblowers before you get your expectations raised up.