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2015 Annual Report of the President of the Indiana State Bar Association

By Jeff R. Hawkins, ISBA President, 2014-15 INDIANA STATE BAR ASSOCIATION HOUSE OF DELEGATES FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2015 FRENCH LICK, INDIANA REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE ASSOCIATION JEFF R. HAWKINS, SULLIVAN, PRESIDENT Madam Chair, Chief Justice Rush, Judge Crone, Chief Deputy Attorney General Light, fellow delegates, friends all: It is my great honor to

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Entrepreneurial leadership

By Jeff R. Hawkins, ISBA President, 2014-15 If we, the stewards of justice, expect to pass our stewardship along to future generations, we must genuinely consider every sacred cow as a potential sacrifice for the heritage with which our predecessors entrusted us. Lawyers have been innovative and disruptive change agents in this country’s most pivotal

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Let’s keep the state of the bench and bar sound

Several customs and traditions about the Indiana State Bar Association presidency offer once-in-a-lifetime experiences. The most recent of those experiences was my privilege to attend Indiana Chief Justice Loretta Rush’s first State of the Judiciary address to the Indiana General Assembly last Wednesday. Aside from the momentous honor of witnessing the delivery of that speech

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Women behaving badly?

By James Dimos Elizabeth (Bessie) Jane Eaglesfield was one of the first female graduates from the University of Michigan School of Law and was Indiana’s first woman lawyer. Ms. Eaglesfield was admitted to the bar in 1875 under a Vigo Circuit Court order that established she was “of good moral character, a voter, and a

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