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Myra Selby Honored Guest on Panel Regarding First Wave of African-American State Supreme Court Justi

Myra Selby Honored Guest on Panel Regarding First Wave of African-American State Supreme Court Justices
November 12, 2018

Ice Miller partner Myra Selby was an honored guest on a panel discussion, titled “Civil Rights and the First Wave of African-American State Supreme Court Justices,” at the March on Washington Film Festival on July 18. Myra Selby is the first woman and first African-American to serve as an associate justice on the Indiana Supreme Court. She now serves as partner-in-charge of Diversity & Inclusion in addition to her law practice at Ice Miller.

Myra, the only woman on the panel, was joined by fellow former justices Hon. Reuben Anderson (MS), Hon. Robert Benham (GA), Hon. George Brown (TN), Hon. Charles Thomas (VA), Hon. Henry Frye (NC) and Hon. Richard Mays (AR). The invite-only event at the Supreme Court of the United States honored African-American State Supreme Justices, past and present. The panel discussed how they serve as “arbiters in the ultimate judicial tribunal for the appeal of state legal issues. By carving a distinct path in national jurisprudence, they served as vital mentors, role models and precedent-setters in our communities.”

Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch appeared as a surprise guest, speaking on the importance of judges in society. Lieutenant Governor of Virginia Justin Fairfax gave opening remarks and CNN reporter Laura Jarrett moderated the panel.

The March on Washington Film Festival is a weeklong celebration of the history of the Civil Rights movement told through works of art, scholarship and reflection. The festival seeks to highlight the experiences and efforts history has forgotten.

Myra Selby, former associate justice of the Indiana Supreme Court, has a broad-based practice with a focus in the areas of corporate internal investigations, appellate practice, compliance counseling, complex litigation, risk management, strategic and other legal advice, based upon an understanding of the related business objectives, across various industry sectors.

This publication is intended for general information purposes only and does not and is not intended to constitute legal advice. The reader should consult legal counsel to determine how laws or decisions discussed herein apply to the reader’s specific circumstances.

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