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IndyBar: Nominations Now Open for 2017 Professionalism Awards

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Professionalism—it’s a trait that sets apart one stellar attorney or judge from another. Now is your chance to honor this invaluable quality in your Indy colleagues.

The IndyBar Professionalism Committee is currently soliciting nominations for the 2017 IndyBar Professionalism Award (Attorney) and IndyBar Silver Gavel Award (Judge). Nominations are due by noon on Friday, Aug. 18.

The professionalism awards were created in 2004 to summon to the spotlight lawyers and judicial officers whose career exemplifies the high calling and higher achievement of lawyers in modern society.

Nominate a deserving legal professional by completing a short nomination form found at indybar.org/profawards. Recipients will be honored at the Professionalism Breakfast in early October 2017.
iba-silver-gavel Past award recipients include: Hon. Richard Young, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana; John C. Trimble, Lewis Wagner LLP; Mag. Victoria Ransberger, Marion Superior Court; Ruth Johnson, Marion County Public Defender Agency; Justice Brent Dickson, Indiana Supreme Court; Hon. Anthony Metz, U.S. Bankruptcy Court; Sally Zweig, Katz Korin Cunningham; Hon. Sarah Evans Barker, U.S. District Court, Southern Division; Marty Hollingsworth, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP; Douglas J. Hill, Hill Fulwider McDowell Funk & Matthews PC; Hon. John D. Tinder, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (retired); Karl L. Mulvaney, Bingham Greenbaum Doll LLP; the late Hon. Charles J. Deiter, Marion Superior Court, Probate Division; Hon. Patricia J. Gifford, Marion Superior Court, Criminal Division (retired); Phillip “Skip” Kappes, Lewis & Kappes; and John R. Maley, Barnes & Thornburg LLP.•

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