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Antoinette Dakin Leach Award Nominations Now Accepted! - Women and the Law News

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Posted on: Jun 1, 2017

Recognize an outstanding female colleague! Nominations are now being accepted for the Women & the Law Division’s Antoinette Dakin Leach Award. Named for one of Indiana's first women to gain admittance to the Indiana Bar, the division presents this award each year to recognize the accomplishments of female attorneys in central Indiana.

Antoinette Dakin Leach (1859-1922) gained admittance to the Indiana Bar only after the Indiana Supreme Court overruled a lower court ruling that stated that a woman was “not a citizen in the sense that she could hold office and practice law.” Ms. Leach went on to a successful career as an attorney and was a state and national leader in the suffragist movement.

Please take a moment to nominate a female attorney who has demonstrated some of the attributes of Antoinette Dakin Leach by encouraging other women in the pursuit of this honorable profession or blazing a path not taken by others. The recipient of the award will be honored at an event this fall.

The nomination form for the 2017 award can be completed online at indybar.org/adl. Nominations are due July 25.

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