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Posted on: Mar 28, 2017

By Lottie L. Wathen, Whitham Hebenstreit & Zubek LLP

Do you play the violin? Some other musical instrument? Or, are you more like me and lack musical talent, but enjoy the sights and sounds of a talented musician?

Are you one of the lucky ones who can grow beautiful flowers, lush gardens full of tomatoes, cucumbers and beans? Is your lawn the envy of the neighborhood? Or, are you more like me, born without a green thumb, but a wannabe gardener who visits farmers’ markets for the best selections?

Have you ever been lost in a book, holding your breath as you rush through a paragraph anticipating what a turn of the page will bring? Does the idea of being curled up on the sofa with a good book, a blanket and a cup of coffee or tea sound like the perfect winter evening? When you pack for vacation do you make sure that a good book, your favorite e-reader, or book-on-tape are on the list of must haves? If so, then you ARE like me.

Arlene Morris, who loves gardening, painting, reading, playing the violin, traveling and the occasional cross-stitch project, is currently the Chair of the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Paralegal Committee. Arlene, whose duties as Chair includes leading the monthly meetings of the Paralegal Committee, has been working as a paralegal for more than two decades. Prior to becoming a paralegal, Arlene worked as an Abstractor for a title company, worked in the Medicaid Fraud Unit with the Indiana Department of Welfare, and spent 13 years in a law firm setting as a legal assistant before accepting a position with that same firm as a paralegal.

Her experience is varied, but the majority of her paralegal career has been in the area of probate/tax law, bankruptcy and family law. Arlene is presently employed by Whitham Hebenstreit & Zubek LLP where she is a litigation/bankruptcy paralegal for two partners. No one who has ever met Arlene will be surprised by the fact that her absolute dream job would be working with people who have “special needs,” but she also truly enjoys doing fundraising work and assisting charities.  

Arlene grew up on the far-east side of Indianapolis, graduated from Warren Central (as did her children) and presently lives in Cumberland. Her greatest joy is spending time with her three children and her grandchildren. They are a close family who regularly schedules time to hang out with one another and they often go on vacations together.

A gardener, a violinist and a reader walked into a bar…the IndyBar. She would love to meet you!

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