2020 has been a challenging year for everyone. The pandemic has affected many businesses, large and small. The Lacy Law Office has had to adjust the way we work so that we can continue to provide quality services and representation to our clients. We have transitioned to virtual and telephonic client meetings and conferences, appearing for court via Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Webex, and conducting Zoom mediations. Thus far, we have weathered the storm. We are happy that our doors are still open and that we can continue to help our clients with their legal issues. Thank you to all of you that have helped us stay in business this past year!
After approximately a year of campaigning for Judge of Hancock Superior Court 1, Ms. Lacy did not get the votes necessary to win the Primary. Although the primary loss is disappointing, Ms. Lacy enjoyed her first foray into politics, and she is happy to be able to stay with the Lacy Law Office team. Ms. Lacy looks forward to the continued success and growth of the firm.
We are proud to announce that Ms. Lacy was selected to Super Lawyers for 2020. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Super Lawyers uses a patented selection process which includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. You can access Ms. Lacy's Super Lawyer profile here: https://profiles.superlawyers.com/indiana/indianapolis/lawyer/jessica-s-lacy/e072b057-307b-44c0-b7a1-a226ac99a4df.html
Ms. Lacy is running for Judge of Hancock County Superior Court 1. Ms. Lacy looks forward to the opportunity to meet with other residents of Hancock County to discuss her vision for the Hancock County judiciary.
Ms. Lacy was invited to join the Board for the Hancock County Arts Council. Ms. Lacy, a resident of Hancock County, is passionate about the Arts and the healing power of creativity. Ms. Lacy is excited to support local artists and local arts events through her involvement with the Hancock County Arts Council.
What an exciting year it has been. We have added 2 new employees to the Lacy Law Office team. Jenifer O. Habecker joined our team as an attorney in April 2018, and Amy Lester came on board to be our new mediation coordinator for the firm's new Mediation Center, which was officially opened on October 1, 2018. We are excited about expanding the mediation services offered by Lacy Law Office.
We are excited to welcome attorney Jenifer O. Habecker to our team. Ms. Habecker brings a wealth of experience. Ms. Habecker has served as a prosecutor, and after transitioning to private practice, she had her own practice in Johnson County, Indiana, where she practiced in the areas of criminal defense, family law, mediations, trusts and estates, and business law. Ms. Habecker is licensed to practice in Texas, Michigan, and Indiana. We are lucky to have such an accomplished attorney join our team.
Jessica S. Lacy welcomed her first child, a beautiful baby girl, in March. All of us at Lacy Law Office are excited for Ms. Lacy and are looking forward to having a baby around the office.
As of January 1, 2016, Denise F. Hayden is joining the Lacy Law Office team in an Of Counsel capacity. As Ms. Hayden looks toward reducing her practice to focus on mediation, appeals, and guardian ad litem services, she is closing her practice and joining our team. Ms. Hayden brings more than 20 years of family law experience with her to add to the firm's ability to provide quality family law legal services to our clients.
Lacy Law Office welcomes Janet Rohlman to our team! Ms. Rohlman has more than 25 years of legal experience, and we are thrilled to have her on board.
The law firm is excited to announce that we have moved into a new office! The new space is located at 11901 E. Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46229 in a historic Victorian Home. The new office is just a couple of miles down the street from our old location, and we think our clients will love the homey, welcoming atmosphere. The new space will also let us expand our mediation services. If you are in the neighborhood, stop in and check out our new digs!
Ms. Lacy was a member of the faculty for The Probate Process from Start to Finish seminar offered by the National Business Institute in Indianapolis, Indiana. Ms. Lacy prepared the materials and presented "Handling Claims Against the Estate" and "Ethics."
The Law Office of Jessica S. Lacy is proud to support Kids' Voice of Indiana. Attorneys Jessica Lacy and Jane Glynn, along with legal assistant, Amy Beldon, are attending the Super Bowl for Kids' Voice at the Colts Complex to raise money for Kids' Voice. Kids' Voice trains and provides volunteer Guardians ad litem to represent children in contested custody and contested guardianship cases in Marion County. In addition, Kids' Voice of Indiana is the home of the Derrell Watson-Duvall Children's Law Center of Indiana — an invaluable resource for statutes and case law in all areas of child law in Indiana.
Ms. Lacy attended the Bench Bar Conference in French Lick, Indiana.
Legal Assistant, Betty Sanders, attended the Guardian ad litem training at Kids' Voice of Indiana on February 20, 2012. We are pleased and excited to have another volunteer Guardian ad litem on our staff!
Ellen M. Corcella, Of Counsel, left the Law Office of Jessica S. Lacy in January 2012 to take a position with the City of Indianapolis. As of January 9, 2012, Ms. Corcella is the new Chief of Professional Standards for the Office of the Public Safety Director. Although we will miss her, we couldn't be happier for Ms. Corcella, and we wish her the best in her new position.
On October 13, 2011, Jessica S. Lacy traveled to San Pedro, DR to build a house for a needy family of five — grandparents Juan and Christiana, single mother Maria, and girls Donyella (12) and Maria Christina (10). The Homes of Hope trip was sponsored by Defender Direct, who sent 26 people to the Dominican Republic for this build. A few pictures are below, and you can check out a slide show of the build at this website:
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