ICLEF Board Selects Longtime Staff Member Scott King as Next Executive Director

The Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum Board of Directors has selected current Program Director Scott King to succeed Tom von Kamecke as Executive Director of the non-profit CLE organization, effective July 1. King has been with ICLEF for just over 20 years, starting as the Director of Media Programming in early 1996.

After leading ICLEF nearly 25 years, Tom von Kamecke has decided to down step at the end of June. This is not a retirement for von Kamecke just yet, as he will stay on over the next year in the capacity of Director of Strategic Planning, assisting King and the ICLEF Board with the leadership transition and collaborating with the staff and faculty on existing and emerging CLE efforts. von Kamecke began his career with ICLEF in 1980.

“ICLEF has been fortunate to have such strong leadership and loyalty to the organization as we have had with Tom,” stated ICLEF President Alan Hux. “We are equally fortunate to have a dedicated and experienced staff that will work with Scott to continue providing CLE programming of the highest quality, while being convenient and cost-effective for Indiana lawyers.”

“I am honored and proud to follow the man who brought me into this organization and excited to continue working with our outstanding faculty in my new role.” stated Scott King. “I am committed to maintaining ICLEF’s role of advancing the understanding of Indiana law as the state’s premier CLE provider.”

ICLEF is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization founded in 1964 with the sole purpose of educating Indiana attorneys in the most effective and efficient manner possible.

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2016 Masters Series Summer Conference, July 14-16

This years Masters Series Summer ConferenceTM will be held Thursday, July 14th through Saturday, July 16th, 2016, at the beautiful French Lick Springs Resort & Casino & West Baden Springs Resort, in French Lick, Indiana. Attendance will be limited so register soon!

Seven of ICLEF’s Masters Series programs will meet concurrently Friday and Saturday, July 15-16, while also allowing for time to enjoy fellowship and all there is to see and do at the French Lick Springs Resort & Casino as well as the remarkable setting of the neighboring West Baden Springs Resort. Very special room rates have been made available for ICLEF Masters Series ConferenceTM Attendees. Hotel reservations can be made online by Clicking Here or by calling 812-936-9300.

Also available nearby, the Comfort Suites and Best Western.

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Advanced Level Seminars at This Years Conference:
ICLEF is pleased to present advanced-level seminars, known collectively as The Masters Series, for those practitioners who require a distinct level of continuing legal education in their respective fields. Trademarks of The Masters Series include a low faculty-to-attendee ratio, seating arrangements that facilitate interaction, and topics designed to make you think, while providing you with answers to the tough questions and difficult situations you may encounter in your practice.

Click a title below for Topics, Faculty, Agenda, Price & Registration information. To download a PDF of the 2016 Masters Series ConferenceTM Brochure & Registration form, Click Here.

Pardon the Interruption: Ethics! – 3 CLE / 3 E
   Program Chair: Lynnette Gray, Johnson Gray & Johnson, Franklin

Advanced Employment Law – 6 CLE
   Program Chair: David L. Swider, Bose McKinney & Evans LLP, Indianapolis

Advanced Issues in Family Law – 6 CLE
   Program Chair: Andrew R. Bloch, Cross Pennamped Woolsey & Glazier, Carmel

Advanced Business Law – 6 CLE / 1 E
   Program Chair: Geoffrey M. Grodner, Mallor Grodner LLP, Bloomington

Advanced Individual Bankruptcy, Chapters 7 & 13 – 6 CLE / 1 E
   Program Chair: Mark S. Zuckerberg, Bankruptcy Offices of Mark S. Zuckerberg P.C., Indianapolis

Advanced eDiscovery – 6 CLE
   Program Chairs: Hamish S. Cohen, Mattingly Burke Cohen & Biederman, Indianapolis
& Raymond J. Beiderman, Mattingly Burke Cohen & Biederman, Indianapolis

Advanced Issues in Patent Litigation – 6 CLE
   Program Chair: Daniel J. Lueders, Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry of Indianapolis

Advanced Environmental Law – 6 CLE
   Program Chair:  Rosemary G. Spalding, Spalding & Hilmes, Indianapolis

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Masters Series ConferenceTM Schedule of Events:

Thursday, July 14, 2016
10:00 A.M.   ICLEF Board of Directors Meeting
                        – West Baden Room, West Baden Springs
12:00 P.M.   ICLEF Masters Series ConferenceTM Registration Open
                        – Level 2 Conference Facility Area
1:50 P.M.      Welcome & Introduction
                        – Marsha Volk Bugalla, Masters Series ConferenceTM Chairperson
                        – Windsor Ballrooms, Level 2 Conference Facility Area
2:00 P.M.     PTI: Ethics!
                        – Lynnette Gray, Program Chair
                        – Windsor Ballrooms, Level 2 Conference Facility Area
3:30 P.M.      Program Break
3:45 P.M.      Plenary Session continues
5:15 P.M.       Adjourn for the Day

5:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.      Hosted Reception (Open to All Faculty, Registrants & Guests)
                                              Join us for our welcoming reception with complementary
                                              drinks and heavy h’orderves
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Friday, July 15, 2016
7:30 A.M.    ICLEF Masters Series ConferenceTM Registration Open
                      – Level 1 Conference Facility Area
7:45 A.M.    Continental Breakfast for Faculty & Attendees
                      – Level 1 Conference Center Foyer
9:00 A.M.    Begin Part One of the 2016 Masters Series ConferenceTM
                      – Level 1 Conference Center

Program start and break times will vary by individual seminar agenda

12:15 P.M.    Adjourn for the Day

4:00 P.M.     Historic West Baden Tour
                       (Open to All Registrants & Guests for $12See Below for more information)

4:30 P.M.     ICLEF Private Slot Tournament
                       (Open to All Registrants & Guests. See Below for more information)
                       – Entertainment Lounge, French Lick Casino
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Saturday, July 16, 2016
7:30 A.M.    ICLEF Masters Series ConferenceTM Registration Open
                      – Level 1 Conference Facility Area
7:45 A.M.    Continental Breakfast for Faculty & Attendees
                      – Level 1 Conference Center Foyer

Program start and break times will vary by individual seminar agenda

9:00 A.M.  Begin Part Two of the Masters Series ConferenceTM
                    – Level 1 Conference Center
12:15 P.M.   Conference Adjourns

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Tour the Historic Grounds

Friday July 15, 2016 • 4:00 P.M.  Enjoy a private tour of the West Baden Springs Resort to truly appreciate the architectural and historical significance of the resort. A nominal fee of $12 will be charged for the tour, with all proceeds going to Indiana Landmarks. To register for the Historic West Baden Tour email: scottking@iclef.org.  Or to download a PDF of the 2016 Masters Series Conference Brochure & Registration form, Click Here.

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ICLEF Slot Tournament:
Friday, July 15, 2016  •  4:30 P.M.
– Entertainment Lounge, French Lick Casino

New twists to our popular slot tournament are coming your way this year! Join us for your chance to win or simply catch up with friends and cheer on our slot tournament competitors before starting your evening at the resort! Limited to the first 60 registrants. To register for the Slot Tournament email: scottking@iclef.org.  Or to download a PDF of the 2016 Masters Series Conference Brochure & Registration form, Click Here. 

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Other Activities & Offerings:

French Lick Springs Resort & Casino
Spend some time exploring all there is to do and see at French Lick Springs Resort & Casino and neighboring West Baden Springs Resort. Concierge service will be provided by FLSR and available throughout the day at the ICLEF registration desk to assist you in making tee times, spa or dinner reservations, and to assist you with the many other activities and features of the beautiful and historic French Lick Springs Resort!  For a complete list of activities at the resort, please go to the resort’s website at www.FrenchLick.com 

Very special room rates have been made available for ICLEF Masters Series Conference Attendees. Hotel reservations can be made online by Clicking Here or by calling 812-936-9300.

Enjoy a Round of Golf!
The Donald Ross Course:
The Hill Course as it was originally known was designed by Donald James Ross in 1917. Just seven years later in 1924, the course hosted the PGA Championship won by Walter Hagen. He beat the Englishman James Barnes on the 36th and final hole of the two-round match and walked away with the grand prize of $6,830. The course has hosted LPGA Championships and Senior PGA events in the years since.

Ross, an expert greens-keeper and club maker is credited with laying the groundwork for the American golf industry. His architectural firm, Donald J. Ross and Associates, designed and redesigned 400 courses throughout North America between the early 1900s and the late 1940s. Ross is one of the few golf course architects to be admitted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. As a testament to his architectural brilliance, Donald Ross course designs account for 11 of Golf Digest’s 100 Greatest Courses in the United States. After a $5 million dollar restoration effort in 2005, the Hill Course was renamed The Donald Ross Course at French Lick Resort.

The Pete Dye Course:
Golf was an important part of the history of both French Lick Springs and West Baden Springs Hotels. When the two became French Lick Resort it was obvious that it would continue to play an integral role in the overall success of the property.

The Cook Group, owners of the resort since 2005, wanted to establish their new enterprise as a true vacation spot into a historic property and a world-class golf destination. To do this, an expansion of the existing golf operation was a must. After contemplating several well-known designers they decided on Pete Dye, arguably the world’s top golf architect. Dye walked Mt. Airie – the proposed building site and concluded there was no way to build a golf course on that land. The slopes were too severe and the terrain too rugged.

Dye, not being one to give up easily, soon returned to the resort with a topographical map of the area and preliminary drawings on a napkin. He said he intended to “build the course whether they want me to or not.” The course officially opened in the spring of 2009 and held its first major PGA event by the summer of 2010. Mike Small was crowned the PNC Champion that year.

The Valley Links Course:
The Valley Links course was commissioned in 1907 by Thomas Taggart as one of his many improvements to French Lick Springs Hotel. Taggart hired storied course designer Tom Bendelow to design the first championship golf course at the hotel in 1907. At the time, it was known as The Valley Course and had eighteen holes. Later, after French Lick Springs Hotel was purchased by the COOK Group, Incorporated, The Valley Course was redesigned, through a partnership with US Kids Golf, into the family-friendly nine-hole course that exists today.
It is recommended that reservations for the French Lick Resort Golf Courses be made prior to your arrival. For golf reservations call 812-936-9300.

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Concierge service will be provided by French Lick Springs Resort
Available throughout the day at the ICLEF registration desk to assist you in making tee times, spa or dinner reservations, and to assist you with the many other activities and features of the beautiful and historic French Lick Springs Resort! For a complete list of activities at the resort, please go to the resort’s website at www.FrenchLick.com 

Relax in one of the Resorts’ Signature Spas
Offering the best in classic American sophistication and leisure, tranquility is redefined at the 27,000 sq. ft. Spa at French Lick. Enjoy décor and treatments that are inspired by the great spas throughout the United States. It is recommended that reservations for the French Lick Resort Spas be made prior to arrival. For spa reservations call 812-936-5819.

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Fun Just for the Kids
French Lick Resort provides fun and exciting activities and adventures that will keep any child engaged and absorbed! Special activities, supervised by the Resort’s trained counselors, have been developed to ensure that kids ages 6-12 years have a full experience in fun and creativity. Visit the resort website for specific activities and events under the link “KidsFest.” Big Splash Adventure Indoor Water Park Just across the way from the French Lick Resort, Big Splash Adventure Indoor Water Park & Resort offers an exciting water park adventure for the entire family. Experience tropical luxury in a family friendly environment! For more information about all the wet and wild fun visit the water park website at www.bigsplashadventure.com

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43rd Annual Midwest Estate, Tax & Business Planning Institute, June 2-3

TOPICS:
• The Year in Review for Estate Planners

• Succession Planning for the Family Owned Business
• Indiana Legislative & Case Law Update

• Hot Topics and Current Trends in Wealth Management (Luncheon Presentation)
• Ethics for the Estate Planner

• Business Income Tax Issues for the Estate Planner
A guide to federal income taxation of C corporations, S corporations and partnerships with planning opportunities and traps each presents

• Charitable Giving with Retirement Benefits: The 3 Whys, 8 Hows, 7 Whiches, & 9 Whens
Help your charitably-inclined clients save money while doing good 
– Three Reasons to Fund Charitable Gifts with Retirement Benefits
– Eight Ways to Leave Retirement Benefits to Charity
– The Seven Types of Charitable Entities (such as public charity, private foundation, charitable lead or remainder trust), Which Ones Are (and are not) Suitable as Beneficiaries
– Four Situations in Which Charitable Giving Helps Solve Benefit-Planning Problems
 – Five Scenarios for Lifetime Giving with Benefits

• Understanding the Minimum Distribution Rules: The Estate Planner’s Guide to “stretch” IRAs
The minimum distribution rules for retirement benefits are key to minimizing income taxes for your clients and their beneficiaries. Learn how your client’s benefits can qualify for the “stretch” life expectancy payout, and how to avoid missed deferral opportunities and costly penalties.
– How to Compute Required Distributions, During the Participant’s Life & After Death
– When Distributions Must Start
– Why the Lifetime Rules are a Good Deal for Retirees (and their estate planners)
– The Post-Death Options for Spouse, Children, Trust, or Estate Named as Beneficiary

• How to Anticipate & Avoid Will Contests

• Estate Planning for Digital Assets, Pets, & Firearms
• Issues in Mediation & Litigation for Estate Planners
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FACULTY:
MaryEllen K. Bishop, Co-Chair
Cohen Garelick & Glazier, Indianapolis, IN

Jeffrey B. Kolb, Co-Chair
Kolb Roellgen & Kirchoff  LLP, Vincennes, IN

David W. Barrett
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, Indianapolis, IN

Turney P. Berry
Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP, Louisville, KY

Professor Gerry W. Beyer
Governor Preston E. Smith Regents Professor of Law, Texas Tech University School of Law,
Lubbock, TX

Michael P. Bishop
Cohen Garelick & Glazier, Indianapolis, IN

Natalie B. Choate, Esq.
Nutter, McClennen & Fish LLP, Boston, MA

Professor Samuel Allen Donaldson
Georgia State University, College of Law,
Atlanta, GA

Diane S. Renforth
Vice President, Senior Trust Officer, Horizon Bank, Indianapolis, IN
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12.5 CLE / 15 CPE / 1 E / 12.5 Ins. CE
Thursday & Friday, June 2-3, 2016

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The Lawyer’s Compass: Character, Ethics & Trust in the Modern Legal Practice, May 25

AN OVERVIEW FROM YOUR PRESENTER, JOHN MOORE:
Lawyers are different. Our role in society in general, and the legal system in particular, places great responsibility in our hands. Our ethical rules call upon us to exercise that responsibility in a manner that differentiates us positively. Despite this opportunity, our profession suffers from ever declining levels of public perceptions of our value to society and trustworthiness. At the same time, technology and competition threaten professional opportunities.

Our future success and fulfillment resides in  learning how to  expand trust and confidence in each of us as a practitioner and in our profession in general. Doing so requires a comprehensive review how each of us can harness the power of trust, the key driver in successful relationships, to enhance  our personal and professional lives.

The Lawyer’s Compass focuses your attention on the critical interplay between your character and competencies and success in building trust in client relationships. In particular, you will:

* Learn How and Why Trust is the Primary Driver of Success In the Attorney/Client Relationship & in Your Practice
* Discover How Your Character is Derived from Your Values and Actions
* Identify Your Individual Personality Type & How This Guides Your Actions Daily
* Walk-through a Comprehensive Review of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct to Uncover its Inherent System of Values & Aspirations
* Learn Professional Competencies That Will Help You Quickly Build Trust in Client Relationships
* Explore How We Derive Congruence, Satisfaction and Contentment in Legal Practice
* Build Your Own Professional Compass to Guide Your Efforts in Building Future Persona & Professional Fulfillment and Success
* Take an Opportunity to Reflect on How to Become “The Aspirational Lawyer”
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NATIONAL SPEAKER:
John E. Moore

Law Offices of John E. Moore, III, PLLC, Vero Beach, FL

John Moore is a faculty member of the Professional Education Group and is one of those people who you just enjoy spending time with. He is passionate about his life, his work and the help that he can provide to lawyers from all areas of practice. He is a high energy, funny, smart and talented teacher. John’s knowledge is practice-proven. He is a principal in the Law Offices of John E. Moore, III in Vero Beach, Florida, where he maintains an active estate planning practice. He is also an actively licensed CPA.

Moore’s experience profile includes tenure with Arthur Andersen LLP, and service as an official of the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development and the Government National Mortgage Association, as well as time in private practice with a large law firm in Washington, D.C. and as managing partner of a small firm in Florida.

John’s enthusiasm for the law reaches well beyond his office door. He was the 2010 recipient of the Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award in the 19th Judicial District. He personally provided more than 1,500 hours of pro bono services, and oversaw about 1,000 hours on various projects. Moore received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and his law degree from the University of Virginia.

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6 CLE / 6 E / 6 Applied Professionalism Credits*
Wednesday, May 25   9:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.
LIVE GROUP WEBCASTS
*Applied Professionalism Credit is only available by attending the Live In-Person Seminar at the ICLEF Conference Facility.

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