Amy Dudas

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has recognized Richmond attorney Amy Dudas with the Distinguished Hoosier Award.

Indiana governors have selected Distinguished Hoosiers for 50-plus years to recognize outstanding residents. Distinguished Hoosiers have made significant contributions to their communities, and their qualities and actions endear them in the hearts and minds of Hoosiers.

Dudas served as president of Indiana State Bar Association in 2022-2023 and has had many roles with that organization plus Indiana Bar Foundation’s Board, Indiana Pro Bono Commission and District 9 Pro Bono Commission.

She’s also served on many local boards, including Richmond Symphony Orchestra, Wayne County Foundation, Earlham College Alumni Council, Birth-to-Five, Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce, United Way of Whitewater Valley, Richmond Gymnastics Training Center and Richmond Community Orchestra.

Dudas also was named to the IBJ Media’s Indiana 250 list of the state’s most influential and impactful leaders. Dudas was one of 37 selected in the law profession, along with Richmond High School graduate Loretta Rush, chief justice of Indiana Supreme Court.

In 2018, Rush appointed Dudas to serve on the state’s 10-member Board of Law Examiners that is responsible for the admission of attorneys to practice law in Indiana, reviewing applications and grading a portion of the Indiana Bar Exam.

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A version of this article appeared in the January 10 2024 print edition of the Western Wayne News.

Millicent Martin Emery is a reporter and editor for the Western Wayne News.