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Monday, February 13, 2012

Ind. Law - Upcoming seminar on merit selection of appellate court judges

On Thursday, April 5, 2012: an Indiana Law Review Symposium - Reflecting on Forty Years of Merit Selection

CLE: 6.0 Hours. There is no fee to attend this event but registration is required.

More information here.

8:30 a.m.Welcome from Dean Roberts
8:40 a.m.Welcome and Introduction of Mr. Robinson by the Honorable Frank Sullivan, Jr., Indiana Supreme Court
9:00 a.m. Keynote Speaker: ABA President Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III
9:30 a.m. The Honorable Edward W. Najam, Jr., Indiana Court of Appeals: “Merit Selection in Indiana: The Foundation for a Fair and Impartial Appellate Judiciary”
10:15 a.m.Break
10:30 a.m. Mr. K.O. Myers, Director of Research & Programs, American Judicature Society, "Diversity in Merit Selection Systems"
11:00 a.m.
"Retention Elections after Iowa 2010" (panel discussion)
  • The Honorable Marsha Ternus, (former) Chief Justice of the Iowa Supreme Court
  • The Honorable Theodore Boehm, Indiana Supreme Court (retired)
  • Bert Brandenburg, Executive Director, Justice at Stake
  • Professor Penny White, University of Tennessee College of Law

Moderator: The Honorable Melissa S. May, Indiana Court of Appeals

12:30-1:30 p.m.Lunch
1:30 p.m. Mr. James Bopp, Jr., Bopp, Coleson, & Bostrom: "The Perils of Merit Selection"
2:15 p.m. Professor Penny White, University of Tennessee College of Law, "Recusal Reform: An Antidote to Citizens United and White"
3:00 p.m.Break
3:15 p.m."Should Indiana Merit Selection Be Trumpeted, Tweaked, or Trashed? – The Governors’ Counsels" (panel discussion)
  • Mr. John Whitaker, Citizen’s Energy Group, (former) Counsel to Gov. Orr
  • The Honorable Jane Magnus-Stinson, Southern District of Indiana, (former) Counsel to Gov. Bayh
  • Mr. Jon Laramore, Faegre, Baker Daniels, (former) Counsel to Gov. O’Bannon and Gov. Kernan
  • Mr. David Pippen, Bose McKinney, & Evans, (former) Counsel to Gov. Daniels

Moderator: The Honorable Tim Oakes, Marion Superior Court

ILB: This promises to be outstanding! I, for one, am not going to miss it, I've already sent in my registration.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on February 13, 2012 10:10 AM
Posted to Indiana Law