The law firm Bose McKinney & Evans LLP is pleased to announce partner Kathleen G. Lucas will serve as a presenter at an upcoming Indianapolis Bar Association Seminar for continuing legal education (CLE).  Co-presenter for the CLE is her husband, Stephen L. Lucas, Chief Administrative Law Judge for the Natural Resources Commission.
The presentation titled, “AOPA Basics: We’ve Looked at Life From Both Sides Now,” offers insights into administrative law from the viewpoint of both an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) and a practicing attorney.  It takes place on Friday, October 4, at the IndyBar Education Center, 135 N. Pennsylvania Street, in Indianapolis from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. ET. The cost to attend the seminar is $30 for IndyBar members or $60 for non-members. Lunch will not be provided. Attendees can earn one general CLE credit.
The presentation will include information on the following topics:

  • Comparison of permitting and enforcement cases
  • Status determinations, mediation and other opportunities for resolution
  • Statutory changes in service and summary judgments
  • Pitfalls on judicial review
  • Developing issues affecting administrative law judges

During their combined legal career spanning over 70 years, the Lucases have written dozens of articles and given countless presentations to attorneys and other professional groups.  This is their first joint presentation.
Kathy Lucas is a partner in the Environmental Law and Administrative Law groups of Bose McKinney & Evans LLP. She is a graduate of Indiana University (BS in Education 1972) and Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law (JD 1978).  Her practice is concentrated in environmental law, administrative law and general representation before state and federal agencies. She has received numerous accolades, including the Best Lawyer’s 2014 Indianapolis Administrative / Regulatory Law Lawyer of the Year, 2012 Antoinette Dakin Leach Award presented by the Indianapolis Bar Association, the 2008 Indianapolis Business Journal’s Women of Influence award, in addition to being named to Best Lawyer’s for many years running.
Steve Lucas has served as an ALJ for more than 30 years.  He has also mediated over 100 cases as part of Indiana’s Shared Neutrals Program.  He is a graduate of Indiana University Bloomington (BA Political Science 1970); attended Brunel University, Uxbridge, UK (Law Studies 1973); and is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame (JD 1974).  Publications include Surface Water Dispute Mediation, “Indiana Farm Bureau Drainage School” (2013); “Indiana Survey,” WATERS AND WATER RIGHTS, LexisNexis (2012, annually from 1991); What Does an ALJ do and how does AOPA work? Understanding state administrative law, Indianapolis Bar Association (2011); Alternative Dispute Resolution Techniques for Resolving Environmental Disputes (panelist), “Innovations in Environmental Law”, Indiana State Bar Association (2002).