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Jeff Hawkins Speaks at 2014 Midwest Women in Agriculture Conference
Jeff Hawkins spoke to an attentive crowd at the 2014 Women in Agriculture Conference on February 20, 2014, at the Sheraton Hotel in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Jeff addressed presented pointers for farm family conflict avoidance and conflict management entitled "Farm Family Conflict: Keeping it Together when Everyone is Losing It" to a crowd of agricultural women from four states. Subtopics included threats to farm succession plans, farm management succession planning, relationship management, and conflict resolution systems. More information about the conference appears on the Women in Agriculture">Purdue Extension > Women in Agriculture website.
Indiana Super Lawyers Magazine Publishes 2014 Lists
The Indiana Super Lawyers magazine has published its 2014 list of top Indiana lawyers and Jeff Hawkins appears once again on the list of Indiana's top estate planning lawyers. The online version of the magazine is available at http://digital.superlawyers.com/superlawyers/inslrs14#pg29.
Delegate Hawkins Off to ABA Mid-Year Meeting
Jeff Hawkins will represent Indiana lawyers as part of a Hoosier delegation to the American Bar Association's Mid-Year Meeting in Chicago. The delegation will participate in several bar leadership meetings between February 6 and February 10, 2014, concluding with the House of Delegates meeting on Monday, February 10.
The House of Delegates is the ABA's policy-making legislative body that sets the association's policy on widely ranging matters such as surveillance by the National Security Agency, patent infringement litigation rules, criminal enforcement of anti-human trafficking laws, and federal tax legislation. The House meets at both the ABA Annual Meeting in late summer and the ABA Mid-Year Meeting in late winter.
The Indianapolis Bar Association elects some of Indiana's delegates and the remaining delegates include the Indiana State Bar Association's President and President-Elect, and two delegates elected by the ISBA's Board of Governors. Jeff Hawkins will participate in the Mid-Year Meeting as ISBA's 2013-14 President-Elect.
Hawkins Advances to President-Elect of the Indiana State Bar Association
Jeff R. Hawkins advanced to the office of president-elect of the Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA) for 2013-14 at the Association’s annual meeting in French Lick on Friday, Oct. 18. His term will expire in October 2014, after which he will become President of the ISBA. As President, he will represent the single largest legal organization in the state.
Hawkins practices law with his wife at Hawkins Law PC, where he and Jennifer are the shareholders, practicing in the areas of estate and business planning, trust and estate administration and elder law. He received his B.S. from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business in 1988 and his J.D. from the University of Louisville’s Louis D. Brandeis School of Law in 1992. He was admitted to practice in Indiana in 1992 and in Illinois in 2012. He became a registered civil mediator in Indiana in 2013.
Hawkins is a member of the Sullivan County, Indiana State (member, Board of Governors; chair, House of Delegates; chair, Young Lawyers Section; chair, Probate, Trust & Real Property Section) and American bar associations. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Trust & Estate Counsel and a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Hawkins is an active member of the Westside Church of Christ (elder, 2005-present) and Sullivan Rotary Club (president, 2012-13), and he volunteers for the Wabash Valley United Way’s “Real Men Read” program by reading to kindergarten students.
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