Law School Alumni Honored at Diversity in Practice
On Friday, November 20th, the Indiana Lawyer held its annual Diversity in Practice event at the Conrad in downtown Indianapolis. Jimmie “Tic Tac” McMillian, ’02, received the Diversity in Practice award for the attorney category. Abhishek Dubé, ’09 was one of three students selected for the Diversity in Practice award.
McMillian, who was recently named a partner at Barnes & Thornburg LLP, has also served as president of the Marion County Bar Association, and received the Rabb Emison Award from the Indiana State Bar Association’s Racial Diversity in the Legal Profession Committee. The Indiana Lawyer quotes his nominator as saying, “McMillian has a determination and passion for inspiring young people to set their goals high.”
Dubé, who passed the bar exam in May of last year, also worked over the summer as a teaching assistant for I-CLEO and has volunteered for the IBA’s Diversity Taskforce and the IBA Diversity Job Fair. He was also one of the inaugural winners of Baker & Daniels’ $10,000 diversity scholarships and worked for the firm as a summer associate in 2008. Dubé was one of three law students to receive the Diversity in Practice Award in the student category.
In the Government category, the Marion Superior Courts received the award for the Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention Taskforce, a program led by IU School of Law – Indianapolis graduate Hon. Cynthia Ayers, ’82.
Ruth M. Rivera, ’04, and Chasity Thompson ’02 were also finalists for the Diversity in Practice awards. In 2008, Professor Maria Pabon Lopez received the Diversity in Practice award.