INDIANAPOLIS, January 18, 2017. The Marion County Bar Association (“MCBA”) announces its 2017 Executive Officers and Board of Directors.

The installation and swearing-in ceremony for MCBA will be held January 25 at 5:30pm at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis. The Hon. Carr Darden, Senior Judge for the Court of Appeals of Indiana, will administer the oath to this year’s leadership team following a welcome address from the law school’s Dean and Paul E. Beam Professor of Law, Andrew Klein.

The following individuals will serve the MCBA and our Central Indiana community during the Association’s 91st year of service in 2017:

2017 EXECUTIVE OFFICERS

DETRA LYNN MILLS, President
Vice President, Legal Affairs; The Cellular Connection, LLC (IU McKinney Law ’11)

CARLTON MARTIN, President-Elect
Deputy Public Defender; State of Indiana (IU McKinney Law ’12)

JULIAN HARRELL, Vice President
Associate; Faegre Baker Daniels, LLP (IU McKinney Law ’12)

MAURICE SCOTT, Treasurer
Assistant Corporation Counsel; Office of Corporation Counsel (IU McKinney Law ’12)

VALERIE JOHNSON, Corresponding Secretary
Attorney; Smith Weeden, LLC (Valparaiso Law ’14)

2017 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

AREND ABEL
Co-Chair, Business Litigation Group; Cohen and Malad, LLP (IU Maurer Law ’86)

ROXANA BELL, Immediate Past President
Visiting Assistant Clinical Professor of Law; Indiana University McKinney School of Law (IU McKinney Law ’11)

AMBER FINLEY
Attorney; Office of the Indiana Attorney General (IU McKinney Law ’11)

HON. CLAYTON GRAHAM
Judge; Marion Superior Court (Howard Law ’81)

RICHARD HAILEY
Partner; Ramey & Hailey (IU McKinney Law ’74)

MARVA DESKINS HAMILTON
Counsel; Faegre Baker Daniels, LLP (Howard Law ’04)

CASSANDRA BENTLEY MCNAIR
Administrative Hearing Officer and Attorney; Indiana Department of Revenue (IU McKinney Law ’04)

NATASHA NSAMBO
IU McKinney Law BLSA President ‘16 and JD Candidate ‘17

ABOUT US
The Marion County Bar Association (“MCBA”) was originally founded in 1925 and is the Indianapolis affiliate of the National Bar Association (“NBA”), America’s oldest and largest national network of predominantly Black attorneys and judges. MCBA is a member of NBA Region VII, which is comprised of local NBA affiliates in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin. MCBA is proud that Region VII was recognized as the NBA 2014 Region of the Year for its members’ active involvement in their local Associations.

The vision of MCBA is guided by the fundamental principles of FAIRNESS, JUSTICE, and EQUALITY for all. MCBA’s mission is to support the professionalism and collegiality of attorneys, judges, and law students in the Indianapolis area by providing a forum for meaningful political involvement, positive economic development, broad opportunities for continuing legal education, and active participation in social justice initiatives that impact people of color within our local community. MCBA has a special interest in supporting the ongoing development of minorities within our legal community.

MCBA has a membership of more than 200 individuals and more than 40 Life Members across the state of Indiana.