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The International Society of Barristers

James R. Bartimus The ISOB was created in 1965 and is dedicated to preserving trial by jury, the adversary system and an independent judiciary. Its founders conceived the organization to bring together the best of the trial bar in a setting devoid of partisan interests. The emphasis of the organization is on warm fellowship among professionals without regard to their orientations as plaintiffs' or defendants' advocates. In such a setting it becomes possible to consider, rationally and in good will, issues of ethics and excellence in advocacy and the role of litigation in society. The Society's membership consists of Fellows of the Society. As individuals, the Fellows of the Society are committed to the highest of ethical standards and to civility in all their personal and professional relationships. One of the hallmarks of the organization is the inclusion of members' spouses or significant others as full participants in the activities of the Society.

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With a limited membership, the Society has Fellows from every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands, and from Australia, Canada, England, Scotland, and Ireland, with the great majority from the United States.

No lawyer may apply for membership in the Society. New Fellows are elected by the Society's Board of Governors on nomination by an existing Fellow and after inquiry as to the nominee's skill as a trial lawyer and personal and professional integrity directed to other Barristers in the nominee's region and to judges before whom the nominee has tried cases.

The Society holds a week-long convention annually that features an eclectic program, including pre-eminent speakers from a variety of disciplines and interests, designed to widen the members' horizons and deepen their commitment to professional responsibility and service.

For further information about the ISOB, contact the Society's Administrative Secretary:

International Society of Barristers
Professor Donald H. Beskind
Duke University School of Law
Corner Science Drive and Towerview Road
Durham, NC 27708

James R. Bartimus
Kansas
President
Rutledge R. Liles
Rutledge R. Liles
Florida
First Vice-President
Daniel R. Baradat
Daniel R. Baradat
California
Second Vice-President
Judy Barrasso Donald H. Beskind John W. Reed Michael A. Worel
Judy Barrasso
Louisiana
Secretary-Treasurer
Donald H. Beskind
North Carolina
Administrative Secretary & Editor
John W. Reed
Michigan
Administrative Secretary & Editor Emeritus
Michael A. Worel
Utah

Ex Officio Immediate Past President
Board of Governors
Peter Brodhead Steve Bruckner Tom Cranmer Ray Persons
Peter Brodhead
Ohio
2015
Steve Bruckner
Nebraska
2015
Tom Cranmer
Michigan
2015
Ray Persons
Georgia
2015
Harry Schneider Kathleen Flynn Peterson
Harry Schneider
Washington
2015
Jerry K. Clements
Texas
2016
James P. Frickleton
Kansas
2016
Kathleen Flynn Peterson
Minnesota
2016
William B. Smith
David D. Powell, Jr.
Colorado
2016
William B. Smith
California
2016
Maxon Davis
Montana
2017
Kevin Krist
Texas
2017
J. Kenneth McEwan  
Kathleen Lang
Michigan
2017
J. Kenneth McEwan
British Columbia
2017
Stephen Wade
Maine
2017
 
 
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The International Society of Barristers

Officers, Board of Governors & Mission



March 8 - 14, 2015
The ISOB
2015 Annual Meeting
at the
Ritz Carlton
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Key Biscayne, Florida
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