By Kent Winginham, Wilson Kehoe Winingham
The Indianapolis Bar Association’s Young Lawyer of the Year award is given to an attorney who has made exceptional contributions to support the Young Lawyers Division sponsored activities and programs, is recognized as a good role model for the legal profession and is deserving of special recognition. I was delighted to nominate Emily Angel for this award as she is certainly most deserving of it.
Emily Angel served as Secretary of the Young Lawyers Division Executive Committee this year. Not only did Emily serve diligently in this role—which can be quite tedious—but she went out of her way to bring new ideas to the Executive Committee for interacting with young lawyers across the city. Emily’s flagship program that she initiated this year was the Office Hours program, where law students or young lawyers across Indianapolis were encouraged to meet up with Emily or someone else from the Young Lawyers Executive Committee to have coffee or a drink and discuss any challenges he or she may be facing as a new or soon-to-be lawyer. This may include financial planning, advice on switching jobs, how to get involved in the community/bar association, balancing work and life and/or a variety of other topics. Emily did a tremendous job not only creating the program, but also coordinating the program through a very difficult year.
Through Emily’s work as a lawyer at Kids’ Voice of Indiana, and her continued work on the YLD Executive Committee, she has shown that she is dedicated to a variety of people and causes. Emily is a great example of what a young lawyer in Indianapolis should look like. Congratulations, Emily!
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