Indiana State Bar Honors ICLU Legal Director with Public Service Award

Affiliate: ACLU of Indiana
October 14, 2004 12:00 am

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INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Civil Liberties Union announced today that ICLU Legal Director Ken Falk has been selected as this year’s winner of the Indiana State Bar Association’s Appellate Practice Section’s public service award, named after the section’s late chair David Hamacher. The award “recognizes high moral character and ethical standards, service to the community, and peacemaking qualities.”

Falk, who is also an adjunct professor at the Indiana University School of Law, joined the staff of the ICLU in 1996 after spending 19 years representing low-income clients at the Legal Services Organization of Indianapolis. According to the ICLU, Falk leads a legal team that accepts one of the most ambitious dockets of any ACLU affiliate in the country.

Falk has litigated cases at every level of the judicial system, including the United States Supreme Court. On behalf of the ICLU, Falk won a 2000 decision in City of Indianapolis vs. Edmond, in which he convinced the Supreme Court to strike down Indianapolis’ drug interdiction roadblocks.

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