Thomas E. Wheeler II Re-Elected to the 7th Circuit Bar Association's Board of Governors

June 4, 2010

At the 7th Circuit Bar Association meeting in May, Thomas E. Wheeler II was re-elected to the Board of Governors for an additional three-year term.  This is Mr. Wheeler's 2nd term on the Board of Governors.

The purpose of the 7th Circuit Bar Association is to assist the Courts of the Circuit in the improvement of the administration of justice and to make recommendations to that end; to assist the Courts of the Circuit in the planning, organizing and conducting of the Annual Judicial Conference of the Judges of the Court of Appeals and the District Courts; to assist the Court of Appeals in accumulating and maintaining a law library; to assist the Court of Appeals and the District Courts in obtaining (i) suitable portraits of the Judges of such Courts, and (ii) such furnishings, pictures and decorations for Court rooms as such Courts may deem appropriate; and to assist the Court of Appeals and the District Courts in such other ways as they may request.

Mr. Wheeler is a partner of Frost Brown Todd and has extensive experience in representing schools and other municipal entities throughout the United States in administrative, trial and appellate matters. He has spoken extensively on civil rights issues addressing national organizations as diverse as the National School Boards Association and the American Civil Liberties Union, as well as appearing on National Public Radio. Mr. Wheeler speaks to national audiences several times a year on constitutional law and is a prolific author on these topics, as well as a two-time winner of the Indiana State Bar Association’s Benjamin Harrison Writing Award. He has also won the prestigious Burton Award for Legal Achievement co-sponsored by the Library of Congress for his article “Slamming in Cyberspace: The Boundaries of Student 1st Amendment Rights.”

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