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Posted on: Nov 7, 2014
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So You Want to Be a Social Chair: An Interview for Interested Applicants

The position of social chair is currently available on the Commercial & Bankruptcy Law Section Executive Committee for 2015 and statements of interest are due by Friday, November 14. We talked to current Social Chair Dustin DeNeal of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP to learn more about this role.

IndyBar: How long have you been on the Executive Committee and what was your role?
DeNeal: I just finished my first year on the Executive Committee. I served as social chair.

IndyBar: What is your favorite part about being on the Executive Committee?
DeNeal: The people. Our Executive Committee is comprised of high-performing but fun people who genuinely like what we do.

IndyBar: What are your responsibilities as a member of the Executive Committee?
DeNeal: The main responsibilities of our social chair are to 1) organize the annual holiday party and 2) support the program chair in organizing and ensuring the success of our multiple CLEs. This past year, I also helped organize retirement celebrations for two bankruptcy judges.

IndyBar: How has your involvement impacted you as a professional?

DeNeal: I believe it has helped increase my credibility with the local bar and helped strengthen working relationships.

IndyBar: What can Executive Committee members expect for 2015?

DeNeal: We have a consistently high-performing and friendly section. I don’t expect that to change any time soon.

If you are interested in more information about the Commercial & Bankruptcy Law Section Executive Committee opening, click here. If you would like to be considered for the 2015 Social Chair, please contact Chris Walsh ( at the IndyBar by Friday, November 14.

Information about Executive Committee openings for the Litigation Section, Women and the Law Division and Young Lawyers Division can be found on their pages at those links. The deadlines for applications are as follows:

  • Litigation Section: Tuesday, November 11 at noon

  • Women and the Law Division: Monday, November 10

  • Young Lawyers Division: Monday, November 10 at 11 a.m.

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