I am truly honored to serve as your 141st president. I have been an IndyBar member since 1982, and I have seen firsthand how our bar has had a positive impact in the lives of so many lawyers and non-lawyers. I’m excited and energized for 2019, and I hope you are, too.
Each year, the Women and the Law Division presents its Mentorship Award, which seeks to honor a female legal professional who has exhibited exceptional efforts to be a mentor to other women in the profession. This year, the division has selected Debbie Caruso of Rubin & Levin PC as the honorable recipient.
Almost every client estate planning attorneys encounter has a retirement plan that makes up part of his or her estate. As a result, it is important to understand the rules that govern retirement plans and the income tax consequences that may affect both clients and beneficiaries.
A man much wiser than myself once said, “If you’re not making mistakes, you’re probably not doing anything. Doers make mistakes. This isn’t a shortcoming; it’s a defining characteristic of human achievement.
Candid commentary from the bench was a highlight of this year’s IndyBar E-Discovery Day program. Technology competence emerged as the major theme of the judicial panel. Proportionality and the role of e-discovery consultants were among the other interesting topics.
The IndyBar’s Women and the Law Division proudly recognized Chief Judge Robyn Moberly of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana as the recipient of this year’s Antoinette Dakin Leach Award honoring a trailblazing woman in the legal profession.