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					                                                  Allen County Indiana Bar Association, Inc.
                                                                 924 South Calhoun Street • Fort Wayne, IN 46802
                                                                        Tel: (260)423-2359 • Fax: (260)423-1440
                                                                                 Email: acba@allencountyabr.org




February 23, 2010


Dear ACBA Member:

The Liberty Bell Award honors a non-lawyer in our community who has encouraged community members to
respect the laws and legal system, to learn more about and take an active role in our American justice
system, and to take pride in our nation’s system of freedom for all under the law. The Liberty Bell honoree
is chosen by the ACBA Board of Directors.

This year’s theme is Law in the 21st Century: Enduring Traditions, Emerging Challenges. As we begin the
second decade of the twenty-first century, the law is changing dramatically as it seeks to shape and adapt to
new conditions. Economic markets are becoming global, transactions require cultural adaptation and
understanding, populations are more mobile, and communication technologies such as the Internet bridge
distances and time zones to form new communities around the world. All of us must renew our commitment
to the enduring principles of law, become knowledgeable about other legal systems, recognize the need to
adapt our practices, and acquire new cultural understandings. In a global era, matters such as human rights,
criminal justice, intellectual property, business transactions, dispute resolution, human migration, and
environmental regulation become not just international issues—between nations—but shared concerns.

Any non-lawyer who has rendered outstanding service to his or her community consistent with this year’s
theme for Law Day qualifies for consideration. The following are representative areas of community service:
   •   promoting a better understanding of our Constitution and the Bill of Rights;
   •   encouraging greater respect for law and the Courts;
   •   stimulating a deeper sense of responsibility so citizens recognize their duties as well as their rights;
   •   contributing to the effective functioning of our institutions of government; and
   •   fostering a better understanding and appreciation of the rule of law.

If you believe you know someone who deserves to receive this award, please mail, fax or email the
completed nomination form and supporting materials to the ACBA office by Thursday, March 4, 2010.
Please note nominations from 2008 and 2009 will be considered for the 2010 award. If you have any
questions about the nomination form or process, please feel free to contact me.

Sincerely,




Maribeth Leininger
Executive Director
                                              THE ALLEN COUNTY
                                               BAR ASSOCIATION

                                              LIBERTY
                                            BELL AWARD
          Law in the 21st Century: Enduring
          Traditions, Emerging Challenges
As we begin the second decade of the twenty-first century, the law is changing dramatically as it
seeks to shape and adapt to new conditions. Economic markets are becoming global, transactions
require cultural adaptation and understanding, populations are more mobile, and
communication technologies such as the Internet bridge distances and time zones to form new
communities around the world. All of us must renew our commitment to the enduring
principles of law, become knowledgeable about other legal systems, recognize the need to adapt
our practices, and acquire new cultural understandings. In a global era, matters such as human
rights, criminal justice, intellectual property, business transactions, dispute resolution, human
migration, and environmental regulation become not just international issues—between
nations—but shared concerns.
                              2010 NOMINATION FORM
Name of Nominee _______________________________________________________________

Residence ______________________________________________________________________

Company ______________________________________________________________________

Business Address ________________________________________________________________

Post Secondary Education (School, Degree, Year) ______________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________________

Public Offices Held ______________________________________________________________

Civic, Service, Honor Organizations _________________________________________________

1.      List accomplishments of nominee in the field of law and/or Civic, Social, Community or
Public Service (attach additional sheets if necessary):




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2.     Why you believe this nominee has made such an outstanding contribution that he/she is
worthy of receiving the Liberty Bell Award from the Allen County Bar Association, keeping in
mind the theme of Law in the 21st Century: Enduring Traditions, Emerging Challenges.




3.     Additional Comments (attach additional sheets if necessary):




Name/Address/Telephone of Nominator ____________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
Signature of Nominator (required) __________________________________________________
Please return to the Allen County Bar Association by Thursday, March 4, 2010 to 924 South
Calhoun Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802; or fax to 423-1440, or email to acba@allencountybar.org
                      Previous Winners of ACBA Liberty Bell Award
1974      Dr. Ronald Pancner, Oral E. Smith,          1993     Rev. Clyde Adams
          and Kenneth Watson                          1994     Dr. Joanne Lantz
1975      Byard D. Hey                                1995     John P. Dortch
1976      Francis M. Zirille                          1996     Barbara Carto
1977      Dr. Wallace E. Bash                         1997     Barbara Burt
1978      James L. Golm                               1998     Ian Rolland
1979      Allan Classen                               1999     Rex McFarren
1980      Father George Nedelkoff                     2000     Becky Hill
1981      Becky Haxby                                 2001     Michael Downs
1982      Joseph Squadrito                            2002     Rev. Bill McGill
1983      Ruth Anne Sprunger                          2003     Judy Whitelock
1984      Jerome F. Henry                             2004     Sheila Hudson
1985      Dr. Bill C. Anthis                          2005     Denvil “Denny” Meadows
1986      Father Thomas O'Connor                      2006     Stephen Simmons
1987      Patricia Smallwood                          2007     Helen Frost
1988      Father C. Corydon Randall                   2008     Leonard Goldstein
1989      Edwin C. Metcalfe                           2009     Richard Inskeep
1990      Harriett Inskeep
1991      Hilliard Gates
1992      Michael Lynch