Many Litigation Section members enjoyed this year's Bench Bar Conference held on June 16-18 in Louisville, KY. Among the many who attended were the recipients of the section's scholarship, which provided program registration and two nights' lodging.
Aaron Allard of the Indiana State Department of Health said:
"The Bench Bar Conference was a high value mix of connecting with other local attorneys and quality presentations. Judge Magnus-Stinson's presentation on misplead diversity jurisdiction was a great cautionary tale, and Sam Laurin's grab-bag of civil litigation legal tidbits put a few more tools in my legal repertoire."
Andrea Kochert, law clerk for the Indiana Supreme Court, said:
"Bench Bar has impressed me from the start with the quality of its planners and programming. I'm a big fan of TEDTalks, and the new “TED Talk” style of presentations in the afternoon did not disappoint. Think about it - in just one afternoon, three rounds of breakout sessions with three speakers per session! Short, informative and entertaining! I have shared the insights from the IndyBar Talks with both colleagues and family and gained some laughs.
In addition to the educational offerings, I appreciated the opportunity to hear Judge Alex Sanders' speech on race relations and civil rights in America. His witness was a great reminder of our calling as attorneys to do good and work for justice in our communities. If that were not enough, I got to spend quality time with the attorneys and judges in my bar who have become good friends and valued mentors and make new connections. I am so grateful for the opportunity to attend Bench Bar 2015."
To see photos from this year's conference, check out the IndyBar Facebook page. Make sure you save the date for next year's Bench Bar on June 16-18 in French Lick to experience the fun firsthand. See you there!