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Law examiners board gets new officers, members

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The State Board of Law Examiners has new members this year, thanks to two appointments by the Indiana Supreme Court, as well as newly elected officers.

The Supreme Court announced Wednesday it had appointed Senior Judge Barbara L. Brugnaux, who served as a Vigo Superior judge since 1996. The judge replaces Sheila M. Corcoran of Evansville. Litigation attorney Gary Kemper of Madison replaces Bartholomew Circuit Judge Stephen R. Heinmann. Corcoran and Judge Heinmann had served on the board for 10 years.

The Board of Law Examiners also elected new officers, who began their one-year term Dec. 1, 2008. Evansville attorney Leslie C. Shively was elected president; Indianapolis attorney Jon B. Laramore was elected vice president; Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis professor Maria Pabon Lopez was elected secretary; and Gary attorney Gilbert King Jr. was elected treasurer.

The Board of Law Examiners is responsible for making sure people admitted to practice in Indiana have met the requirements specified in the Admission and Discipline Rules of the Indiana Supreme Court, including writing and grading the essay portion of the bar examination.

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  1. Well, maybe it's because they are unelected, and, they have a tendency to strike down laws by elected officials from all over the country. When you have been taught that "Democracy" is something almost sacred, then, you will have a tendency to frown on such imperious conduct. Lawyers get acculturated in law school into thinking that this is the very essence of high minded government, but to people who are more heavily than King George ever did, they may not like it. Thanks for the information.

  2. I pd for a bankruptcy years ago with Mr Stiles and just this week received a garnishment from my pay! He never filed it even though he told me he would! Don't let this guy practice law ever again!!!

  3. Excellent initiative on the part of the AG. Thankfully someone takes action against predators taking advantage of people who have already been through the wringer. Well done!

  4. Conour will never turn these funds over to his defrauded clients. He tearfully told the court, and his daughters dutifully pledged in interviews, that his first priority is to repay every dime of the money he stole from his clients. Judge Young bought it, much to the chagrin of Conour’s victims. Why would Conour need the $2,262 anyway? Taxpayers are now supporting him, paying for his housing, utilities, food, healthcare, and clothing. If Conour puts the money anywhere but in the restitution fund, he’s proved, once again, what a con artist he continues to be and that he has never had any intention of repaying his clients. Judge Young will be proven wrong... again; Conour has no remorse and the Judge is one of the many conned.

  5. Pass Legislation to require guilty defendants to pay for the costs of lab work, etc as part of court costs...

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