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Hickey: 5,000 Wishes

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IBA-Hickey-ChristineI am reminded of the words to a song: five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes. How do you measure, measure a year?

This year began with a wish: that the Indianapolis Bar Association would flourish and that our community of remarkable people, wonderful lawyers and great friends would grow even stronger. How do you measure a year? By those around you. Those with whom you affiliate, work, create, succeed, and those you call friends. People that you can count on, work with to solve a problem, share a pat on the back at the end of the day. Those people who tell it like it is, help to soften the blow, lead, follow, teach, and learn. We all play an integral role.

This month marks a milestone for the IndyBar. For the first time, our membership has grown to five thousand strong and counting. Five thousand lawyers, judges, law students, paralegals. Five thousand people who collectively make our Indianapolis legal community the wonderful place that it is to live and work. Five thousand people whose paths have crossed, who have shared something in common or worked together in one way or another throughout this year. Five thousand wishes realized.
 

iba-hickeyfamily-15col Chris, Dan, Chase and Taylor

For this holiday season, as the year draws to a close and another is upon us, I want to take this opportunity to extend my best wishes to each and every one of you.

From my family to yours, may all of your wishes for this and the coming year come true.

Happiness. Health. The Love of Family. Friendship. Passion. Prosperity. Wonderment. Creativity. Gratitude. Accomplishment. Fun. Fulfillment. Contentment. Achievement. Blessings. Excitement. Opportunity. Humor. Peace. Inspiration. Appreciation. Success.

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