The Legacy of Jane Seigel

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Indiana Court Times on 06/21/2018 by Justin P. Forkner

“Legacy. What is a legacy? It’s planting seeds in a garden you never get to see.”
—Hamilton: An American Musical, by Lin-Manuel Miranda

Jane Seigel officially retired on April 30, after 19 years of service to the Indiana Supreme Court. To Lin-Manuel Miranda’s point, the garden of reforms, outcomes, and initiatives Jane has planted will doubtless bear fruit and benefit Hoosier courts and citizens for generations to come. And we, as beneficiaries of that garden, must commit ourselves as caretakers to its maintenance and continued growth. But with no disrespect intended to Mr. Miranda, I can also say with absolute confidence that Jane’s legacy is already in full bloom across our state.