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IndyBar: Registration Now Open for 2014 Installation Luncheon

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The New Year is just weeks away … Save the date and jump online to register today for the 2014 Indianapolis Bar Association and Foundation Installation Luncheon, which will take place on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Columbia Club.

IndyBar President Jeffery Abrams and 2014 IndyBar Foundation President David Duncan will take the oaths of office to officially kick off the year for the Association and Foundation.

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The board of directors for each organization will also be installed at the luncheon. Registration can be found online at indybar.org/events.

2014 Indianapolis Bar Association Board of Directors

President: Jeffrey A. Abrams, Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP

President Elect: John C. Trimble, Lewis Wagner LLP

First Vice President: Hon. Robyn L. Moberly, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Indiana

Immediate Past President: Kerry Hyatt Blomquist, Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Treasurer: Jimmie L. McMillian, Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Secretary: James J. Bell, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP

Counsel to the Board: A. Scott Chinn, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Vice Presidents:

Hon. Annie Christ-Garcia, Marion Superior Court

Nissa Ricafort, Broyles Kight & Ricafort PC

William E. Winingham Jr., Wilson Kehoe Winingham

Robert W. York, Robert W. York & Associates

At-Large Members:

Thomas A. Barnard, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Sean J. Fahey, Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman PC

Aaron M. Freeman, Voyles Zahn & Paul PA

Kathleen I. Hart, Riley Bennett & Egloff LLP

Kelley J. Johnson, Cohen & Malad LLP

Andrew J. Mallon, Drewry Simmons Vornehm LLP

Colleen M. Powers, Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman PC

Master Commissioner Jason G. Reyome, Marion Superior Court

Hon. Marc T. Rothenberg, Marion Superior Court

Takeena M. Thompson, Cohen & Malad LLP

American Bar Association Delegate: Phil L. Isenbarger, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP

ISBA 11th District Representative: Clayton C. Miller, Bamberger Foreman Oswald & Hahn LLP

Metropolitan Bar Caucus Representative: John F. Kautzman, Ruckleshaus Kautzman Blackwell Bemis & Hasbrook

Marion County Bar Association Representative: Stephanie L. Williams, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana

National Conference of Bar Presidents Representative: Christine H. Hickey, Rubin & Levin PC

Women & the Law Division Representative: Christina L. Clark, Wabash National Corporation

Young Lawyers Division Representative: B. Ronan Johnson, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Senior Counsel Division Representative: James H. Voyles, Voyles Zahn & Paul PA

Law Student Division Representative:

Through May 30, 2014: Jessica Hockemeyer, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Beginning June 1, 2014: Jason R. Sprinkle, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Dean, Robert H. McKinney School of Law: Andrew Klein

Indianapolis Bar Foundation President: David J. Duncan, Bose McKinney & Evans LLP

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2014 Indianapolis Bar Foundation Board of Directors

President: David J. Duncan, Bose McKinney & Evans LLP

President-Elect: Erin A. Clancy, Kightlinger & Gray LLP

First Vice President: Andrew L. Campbell, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

Immediate Past President: Kelley J. Johnson, Cohen & Malad LLP

Secretary: Holly J. Wanzer, Wanzer Edwards PC

Treasurer: Rebecca W. Geyer, Rebecca W. Geyer & Associates PC

Counsel to the Board: Karl L. Mulvaney, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP

Directors:

Robert M. Baker, Lewis Wagner LLP

Adam D. Christensen, Mallor Grodner LLP

Lee C. Christie, Cline Farrell Christie & Lee PC

Raegan M. Gibson, Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP

Will W. Gooden, Clark Quinn Moses Scott & Grahn LLP

Martha R. Lehman, Krieg DeVault LLP

Vanessa Villegas López, López Law Firm

Jennifer M. Lukemeyer, Voyles Zahn & Paul

Whitney L. Mosby, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP

F. Anthony Paganelli, Attorney at Law

Patrick W. Price, Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles

Melanie K. Reichert, Broyles Kight & Ricafort PC

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

Ellen Morrison Townsend, Hackman Hulett & Cracraft LLP

Mark R. Waterfill, Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP

Ex Officio Directors:

Jeffrey A. Abrams, Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP

Kerry Hyatt Blomquist, Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence

John C. Trimble, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

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