History has demonstrated over time that transformative movements which captivate hearts and move minds often begin with the passion, commitment and sacrifice of a few, and are often symbolized in one emblematic person. Jesus Christ, Julius Caesar, Vartan Mamigonian, Martin Luther, Abraham Lincoln, Khrimian Hayrik, Gomidas, General Antranik, John F. Kennedy, and Mikayel Gorbachev come to mind. For the Armenian Bar Association, that exemplary model of inspiration is our founder, Raffi K. Hovannisian who, nearly thirty years ago, had his eyes on the sunrise in the horizon ahead. What emerged is our shared Armenian Bar landscape of an evergreen and perennially blooming
organization with wonderfully-devoted members in cities, states, and countries all over the globe.
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