The 2015 class of Fellows will be inducted during the Indiana Bar Foundation’s Fellows Dinner at 6 p.m. June 13 at the historic Allen County Courthouse.
W. Jay Abbott, special agent in charge of the FBI’s Indianapolis division, will be the guest speaker at the event. Abbott was an assistant legal attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Paris, responsible for working with French authorities regarding international terrorism matters, when Richard Reid, the shoe bomber, tried to ignite a bomb on a transatlantic flight that originated in Paris. At the dinner, Abbott will discuss the incident and subsequent court case.
The IBF has recognized about 1,000 attorneys as Fellows since the honor was started in 1979. Fellows are recognized for their professional careers which demonstrate their outstanding legal ability and devotion to the welfare of their community, state and nation as well as to the advancement of the legal profession.
The 2015 Fellows class includes:
• David L. Abel II, Valparaiso;
• Cynthia A. Baker, Indianapolis;
• William Barrett, Greenwood;
• Thomas M. Beeman, Anderson;
• Seamus P. Boyce, Noblesville;
• David W. Conover, Valparaiso;
• Peter Francis Geraci, Chicago;
• Caryn M. Glawe, Indianapolis;
• Samuel D. Hodson, Indianapolis;
• Trent A. McCain, Merrillville;
• Judy S. Okenfuss, Indianapolis;
• Ann Reyes Robbins, Eastvale, California.
A reservation for dinner, cocktails and the program is $100 if made before May 29. After May 29, the price increases to $125 per person. More information and reservations are at www.inbf.org or by calling 317-269-7864.