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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2022: Senior Judge Sarah Evans Barker

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana American University Washington College of Law, 1969 Why did you decide to enter the legal profession?  The idea of going to law school had been planted in my mind by a trusted mentor during my undergraduate college years at Indiana University. When I began to explore […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2022: Matthew Gardlik

Woodard Emhardt Henry Reeves & Wagner LLP Capital University Law School, 2012 Why did you decide to enter the legal profession? My dad is a fairly prolific inventor. During his time working at P&G he obtained over 110 patents worldwide on inventions that are used in products ranging from Febreze fabric refresher to Bounce fabric […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2022: Bernice Corley

Indiana Public Defender Council Drake University Law School, 2000 Why did you decide to enter the legal profession? I wanted to stand up for vulnerable people and help make society better for the disadvantaged. If you hadn’t pursued a legal career, what would you be doing? Tough call. I have so many interests. I had […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2022: Marianne Garrard

Church Church Hittle + Antrim Valparaiso University School of Law, 2002 Why did you decide to become a paralegal/legal support staffer?  It was not something I was looking for specifically. I had been doing program administration for several programs locally. My cousin sent me the job description for my current job, and on paper it […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2022: Brittney Yocum

Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Ave Maria School of Law, 2013 Why did you decide to enter the legal profession? When I was in middle school, I volunteered for a “Teen Court” program in my hometown where teens played the roles of lawyer, bailiff and jurors in front of judges for real cases in […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2022: John Hammond III

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, 1991 Why did you decide to enter the legal profession? Working at a high level for a governor at a pretty young age, I was “ learning the law” through the back door, so to speak, and I thought there was an […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2022: Kayla Ernst

Ice Miller LLP The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, 2016 Why did you decide to enter the legal profession? I decided to enter the legal profession simply because I love learning about the law. I’ve also always enjoyed writing and advocacy, and I wanted to make a career out of something that I […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2022: Joel Swider

Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman P.C. Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, 2012 Why did you decide to enter the legal profession? My dad is a lawyer, so that certainly opened my eyes to what a legal career can offer. As I got older, I realized that the legal profession would be […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2022: Tina Bell

Christie Farrell Lee & Bell P.C. Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, 1998 Why did you decide to enter the legal profession? I am the first person in my family tree to ever even go to college, let alone law school. My dad is a very hard-working general contractor who found himself often bumping […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2022: Bradley Skolnik

Indiana Office of Admissions & Continuing Education Indiana University Maurer School of Law, 1981 Why did you decide to enter the legal profession? Growing up, when anyone asked me, “What do you want to do with your life?” my mother would say before I even had a chance to answer, “He’s going to be a […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2022: Chisara Ezie-Boncoeur

Barnes & Thornburg LLP Columbia Law School, 2014 Why did you decide to enter the legal profession? I studied abroad in Ecuador during my junior year in college and, as an anthropology major, I embarked on writing an honors thesis that required me to interview several people regarding social justice issues. At the end of […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2022: John David Hoover

Hoover Hull Turner LLP Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, 1980 Why did you decide to enter the legal profession? I became an attorney because I felt that it would provide a lifetime of learning, an opportunity to compete for the duration of my professional career and I was hopeful that I could […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2022: Maurice Scott

Scott Legal & Consulting LLC Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, 2012 Why did you decide to enter the legal profession? I grew up in Brunswick, Georgia. Brunswick was recently thrust into the national spotlight with the public lynching of Ahmaud Arbery. In Brunswick, I witnessed family and friends taken advantage of by […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2022: Ted Cotterill

State of Indiana Management Performance Hub Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, 2014 Why did you decide to enter the legal profession?  Growing up in a family of entrepreneurs and attorneys, I was drawn to both business and the law. By the time I was in high school and college, I gravitated to […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2022: Lauren Nottoli Schwabe

Barnes & Thornburg LLP Notre Dame Law School, 2017 Why did you decide to enter the legal profession? I decided to go to law school after taking a required media law class for my public relations major in college. I had never seriously considered going to law school before that, and no one in my […]

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LEADERSHIP IN LAW 2022: Cynthia Adams

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, 1983 Why did you decide to enter the legal profession? The practice and study of law is a lifelong, intellectually challenging pursuit. The law is constantly evolving and often entails complex philosophical and ethical issues. If you hadn’t pursued […]

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Covington: An introvert’s conversations with Leadership in Law winners

While I had mentally prepared myself with things to say to this year’s Leadership in Law honorees to keep the conversations from lagging (because of me, not them) I was pleasantly surprised to find that the two days I spent chatting with this year’s winners as they recorded videos and had photos taken passed with surprising ease. Turns out, when you hang out with highly-accomplished individuals, you can find a lot to talk about naturally.

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