Professor Joel Schumm, Chair, is the Clinical Associate Professor of Law at the Indiana University School of Law at Indianapolis. Professor Schumm teaches criminal procedure, juvenile justice, legal analysis, and directs the judicial internship program. He served as a law clerk to Judge Theodore Boehm of the Indiana Supreme Court and Judge Paul Mathias of the Indiana Court of Appeals. Professor Schumm serves as the co-chair of the Indiana State Bar Association’s Written Publications Committee. He received his B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan University, M.A. from University of Cincinnati, and graduated magna cum laude from the Indiana University School of Law at Indianapolis. James J. Bell is a member of the White Collar Practice Group at the Indianapolis law firm of Bingham McHale. James was a two-term Chairman of the Criminal Justice Section of the Indiana State Bar Association. In 2006, he was named a Distinguished Fellow of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation and was one of the individuals awarded the Indianapolis Bar Association’s President’s Award for Service to the Association. James is a former deputy public defender for the Marion County Public Defender Agency and currently practices in the area of criminal defense at both the trial and appellate levels and defends attorneys in disciplinary matters. James teaches Criminal Procedure for the Indianapolis Bar Association's Bar Exam Review. He received his undergraduate degree from DePauw University in 1996 and graduated from Indiana University School of Law at Indianapolis in 1999. Senator John Broden serves the 10th District of Indiana, which includes South Bend and Mishawaka. Senator Broden joined the State Senate in 2000. He is a member of the Indiana State Senate committees on Corrections and Criminal and Civil Procedures. Senator Broden continues to serve as of counsel to Leone, Halpin & Konopinski. He previously served as City Attorney to the City of South Bend, Indiana and was a law clerk to Indiana Supreme Court Justice Roger O. DeBruler. He received his B.A. from University of Notre Dame and his J.D. the University of Indiana School of Law at Bloomington. Robert Gevers, II is a private practice attorney at the Law Offices of Robert W. Gevers, III, P.C. His areas of concentration include state and federal criminal law, personal injury, and trial practice. Mr. Gevers was previously the Prosecuting Attorney in Allen County, Indiana from 1995-2002, and Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Northern District of Indiana from 1990-1993. He also was an adjunct professor in the Criminal Justice Program at the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana-Purdue University from 1991- 1994. He is a member of the Allen County Bar Association, the National College for DUI Defense, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Mr. Gevers received his B.A. cum laude from Northwestern University and his J.D. cum laude from Indiana University. Marce Gonzales is a sole practitioner in Merrillville, Indiana, concentrating in criminal defense, appeals, and defense of lawyer discipline cases. He also has served as a part- time appellate felony public defender for over 20 years and served as a member of the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission from 1994-1999. Mr. Gonzales received his B.A. and J.D. from Indiana University at Bloomington. Governor Joe Kernan was Indiana’s Lt. Governor from 1997 until he was sworn in as Governor in September 2003 upon the death of Governor Frank O'Bannon, and served until 2005. Previously, Governor Kernan. was elected three times as Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, after serving four years as the City Controller. Previously, Governor Kernan worked in the private sector at the MacWilliams Corporation, Schwarz Paper Company, and Proctor and Gamble. He served in the United States Navy during Vietnam, where he was captured and held as a prisoner of war for eleven months. Governor Kernan received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame. Paula Sites serves as Assistant Executive Director of the Indiana Public Defender Council. Since 1990, she has provided training, consultation, and research assistance to attorneys representing capitally charged or sentenced clients throughout the state, and monitors the status of all capital cases filed in the state. Previously, she served as a law clerk for the Hon. Robert H. Staton, of the Indiana Court of Appeals. She is a past winner of the Indiana State Bar Association Women in the Law Award. She received her B.A. with honors and her J.D. magna cum laude from Southern Illinois University.
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