The new president of the Indiana State Bar Association will be the first African-American to lead the lawyers group.
The bar association said Roderick Morgan of the Indianapolis-based firm of Bingham McHale was named president of the
group at its annual meeting last week.
Morgan said the state bar’s efforts toward inclusiveness and diversity are
essential to its growth. It currently has more than 12,000 members.
Morgan is a retired Army judge advocate general
and has served as an associate professor of law and legal advisor to political and military leaders. Morgan also served as
chair of the board of trustees at Vincennes University and is a past president of the Indianapolis Black Chamber of Commerce.
His law degree is from Georgetown University.