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ISBA President's statement on shooting involving two judges

Wednesday, May 1, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Michael Sanserino
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May 1, 2019


ISBA President’s statement on shooting involving two judges


INDIANAPOLIS (May 1, 2019) – Indiana State Bar Association President J. Todd Spurgeon issued the following statement in response to an overnight shooting in Indianapolis in which two Clark County judge were victims.

“I am saddened to hear the terrible news that two Judges were victims of a shooting overnight. I have appeared before these judges many times, and count them among my friends in this community. Although our justice system is generally adversarial by nature, we are one legal community, and at times like this we come together to lift up our colleagues and their families.  Personally, and on behalf of the Indiana State Bar Association, I offer our heartfelt support and prayers for the judges’ recovery.”

Spurgeon is a New Albany-based partner at Kightlinger and Gray LLP.

About the Indiana State Bar Association:

Founded in 1896, the Indiana State Bar Association is the single largest legal organization in the state. The ISBA serves and advocates on behalf of its members, their clients and the public interest as the independent voice of the legal profession. The ISBA’s office is located in downtown Indianapolis. For more information about the Indiana State Bar Association, visit

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Michael Sanserino

Communications Manager, Indiana State Bar Association