MaryEllen Bishop has been a long time friend of ICLEF and has served and continues to serve this organization through her efforts as both a faculty member and a faculty chair in ICLEF’s expansive Estate & Trust curriculum. Most notably, MaryEllen has co-chaired ICLEF’s annual Midwest Estate Tax and Business Planning Institute since 2012. Her diligence and care leading the Institute have preserved the seminar as one of the most relevant in the Midwest, while maintaining the tradition, integrity and quality that have made the Institute a bedrock of ICLEF’s curriculum for 43 years.
While balancing both her private practice and her significant responsibilities as a Trustee of Indiana University – instead of suggesting to ICLEF she diminish her role in programming, MaryEllen asked “What can I do to continue to help?” It is this genuine response and care to educate Indiana lawyers that makes MaryEllen such an integral part of this organization.
The list of recipients of the Excellence in CLE Award reflects some of the best and most dedicated to our profession including:
• Former Chief Justice Randall Sheperd
• Indiana Court of Appeals Judge Melissa May
• Muncie attorney Bob Beasley
• Arlington & Roe Vice President Rick Pitts
• Nationally recognized family law attorney Andy Mallor
These Excellence in CLE recipients belong in this elite group for their tireless and committed efforts to ICLEF and their limitless enthusiasm to continuing legal education. We are honored to call you friends and colleagues.