For more than 50 years, Professor Emeritus James P. White has been dedicated to training the lawyers of tomorrow. That's what the consensus of Indiana Lawyer editors has found: White Hall, Indiana University Law School.
He served as a legal education consultant for the American Bar Association for 26 years and previously served on the board of Indiana Law Schools' National Association of Bar Associations for 10 years. During his tenure at the ABA, he was instrumental in bringing an office to the IUPUI campus.
Judge Strawn has personally trained hundreds of Indiana attorneys as mediators and has traveled to Indiana several times as a mediator in civil and criminal cases as well as in domestic violence and domestic violence cases.
As a result of an inspiring visit by Melvin Belli, Howard and Earl began to organize an informal group of Indiana attorneys to gather in time for the Assembly session, as a state organization that would be affiliated to NACCA. Over time, the name of the organization was changed to Indiana Trial Lawyers Association, in honor of William J. Earl Jr., in an effort to gain more identity and recognition from members of our legislature. When Edgar W. Bayliff of Kokomo became president in 1965, we had already begun to take on additional formalities and to adopt many organizational patterns that we know today. The opportunity to be represented in the state legislature by one of America's leading trial lawyers proved an attractive incentive for joining the ITLA.
With the support of Indianapolis Attorney Jim Tuohy, we were able to bring Mr. Belli to Indianapolis for a lecture at our law school. The early group of Indiana plaintiffs realized that to remove this blockade, they would have to lobby members of the Indiana General Assembly in Indianapolis, which held its first legislative session in 1965. At the time, the meetings were informal, attended by lawyers who met during legislative sessions in Indianapolis. Our goal in the Legislature was to protect our clients "right to win victories for their injured clients in courtrooms across Indiana.
With few exceptions, we were plaintiffs "lawyers, representing the unhappy souls who had paid the price for progress, like the victims of the Great Depression.
Two legendary suffragettes who were not on the list were Marie Stuart Edwards of Peru, Indiana, who helped found the National League of Women Voters, and Mary Dickerson, a Lafayette lawyer who challenged injustice through the court system. During her time in Hoosier State, she took on what the Indianapolis Recorder described as "the most important role of a lawyer in Indiana history" and a role as an advocate for women's suffrage.
In 2013, Ms. Brady was recognized by the American Bar Association for her contributions to law and women's advocacy. Two years later, the National Bar Association honored Margaret Brent with the Margaret Brent Award, which recognizes a lawyer who excelled in her field and served as a role model for other women lawyers. O'Connor is on the list to be honoured for her work as a women's rights advocate and for supporting women in the legal profession.
She is an elected member of the American Law Institute, serves on the boards of the National Association of Women Lawyers and the Indiana Bar Association, and is the chair of the White Hall Indiana Lawyer Association's Women in Law Committee. Professor Painter gave a invited testimony at the 2016 National Women's Rights Conference in Washington, D.C.
Shortly after graduating from law school, he worked as a trainee judge and later as a deputy judge. Hanlon was on the faculty of the University of Indiana Law School, where he taught a course on white-collar crime. After graduating from law schools, Morales joined the Office of Legal Counsel of the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, where she served in various capacities, and eventually rose to the position of Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern Division. In addition to directing the criminal defense and civil division of the office and the White Hall Indiana Legal Services Office, she also oversaw the criminal justice and public safety division of the Indiana State Bar and the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Criminal Investigation.
Before joining the U.S. Attorney's Office, Hanlon practiced as an associate in labor and employment practice at the GrayRobinson P.A. Prior to joining this firm, he served as a legal counsel to a United States District Court judge for the Southern District of New York for five years and then practised for four years with the affiliated work, employment and practice groups of the White Hall Indiana Legal Services Office. Judge Wyrick worked as a court clerk for judges after studying law. Before joining the Florida Department of Justice, he was a Winsor was a partner in Tallahassee's Gray Robinson, Pa., office, where he conducted civil, constitutional and appeals proceedings.