By Lucy M. Frick, Marion County Public Defender Agency
Executive Director of the Indiana Public Defender Council Larry Landis celebrated his retirement at a dinner hosted by Court of Appeals Judge Melissa May and Lawrence County Chief Public Defender David Shircliff on July 12, 2018. Landis devoted 41 years to indigent defense, and his advocacy dramatically shaped Indiana's landscape for indigent defense.
Addressing a full crowd of well-wishers at Indiana Landmarks, some of Landis' friends and colleagues recounted shared memories and his accomplishments. Speakers included Indiana Public Defender Council colleague Don Murphy, Chair of the Indiana Alcohol and Tobacco Commission David Cook, and Representative Ed DeLaney. Many of the attendees taught trial practice to law students alongside Landis, and some of the attendees were Landis' students. Landis told the crowd that his advocacy isn't done yet, but that you can find him in Hilton Head sometime in the next few years.
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