Rushville Republican

November 27, 2012

Newhouse receives ISBA Community Service Award

Rushville Republican

RUSHVILLE — Julie Newhouse’s exceptional non-legal work in the community was recognized at the Indiana State Bar Association’s (ISBA) annual meeting, where she received the Community Service Award on Thursday, Oct. 25.

Newhouse and her husband and law partner, Tracy, have been in private practice in Rushville since 1988. While practicing, she also served as a part-time public defender in Rush County. She received her B.A. from Indiana University in 1982 and her J.D. from Valparaiso University School of Law in 1987.

Newhouse is a member of the Rush County (past president), Indiana State (past secretary, Board of Governors) and American bar associations. She is also a member of the Indiana Bar Foundation (past president; Master Fellow) and the Valparaiso University School of Law Alumni Council. Currently, Newhouse serves as the state historian of the Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution’s Rushville chapter (past corresponding secretary); senior recording secretary for the Indiana Society of the Children of the American Revolution, where she is the senior president of its Thomas Cassady Chapter in Rushville; and president of the East Hill Cemetery Company Board of Directors.

Founded in 1896, the Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA) is the single largest legal organization in the state. With more than 12,000 members, the ISBA serves and advocates on behalf of its members, their clients and the public interest as the independent voice of the legal profession. The ISBA’s office is located in downtown Indianapolis. For more information about the State Bar, visit