The Indianapolis Bar Association gives a number of annual awards and regularly recognizes a wide variety of individuals in the legal community for good work. Only on occasion, however, does it bestow its most prestigious award – the Hon. Paul H. Buc
hanan, Jr. Award for Excellence.
The Buchanan Award is “given as is determined to be appropriate, to a member of the Association whose attainments as a lawyer have been notable, whose contributions to the Association have been unique and whose honorable service to the profession has been extended over a significant period of time. The award shall be given both to reward those accomplishments and inspire others to such service.”
In the past, the Indianapolis legal community has been inspired by Buchanan Award recipients like Judge James Kirsch (2008), James H. Voyles, Jr. (2011), and Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP’s own Marty Hollingsworth (2007).
Since the first Buchanan Award was bestowed in 1990, five of the 17 recipients have been women. Quite an accomplishment for the women of our legal community, given that at least one of those past recipients, Hon. V. Sue Shields (1992) was the ONLY woman in her law school class.
Strike that – six recipients have now been women. This year, the IBA has selected Hon. Jane Magnus-Stinson of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana as the 2012 recipient of the award.
The Bingham Greenbaum Doll Women’s Forum and all of those at Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP who have had the privilege of knowing and working with Judge Magnus-Stinson congratulate her on her award and thank her for her years of dedication and service to our community.
Judge Magnus-Stinson was recognized at the IBA’s Take a Law Student to Lunch event on March 22, 2012. Also at this lunch, the IBA recognized the Law Student of the Year Award recipients, including Sean McGoff. Sean is a law student at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and the son of Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP partner and former IBA president Kevin McGoff. Congratulations to Sean, Kevin and the McGoff family on this recognition!
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