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Make the Connection with Mentor Connect

“You need a mentor to be a successful lawyer,” they say…but they don’t say how to find one! Your search is over with Mentor Connect, a new IndyBar program that matches mentor and mentee pairs to help create meaningful and … Continue reading

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IndyBar Welcomes New Citizens at Naturalization Ceremonies

For attorneys, the courtroom is often rife with conflict and anxiety. But for some hopeful individuals, the courtroom is where their dreams of becoming United States citizens officially become reality. IndyBar attorneys have a unique opportunity to take part in … Continue reading

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Talking Points with the Top Paralegal

The Indianapolis Bar Association is proud to recognize Arlene L. Morris of Whitham Hebenstreit & Zubek LLP as the association’s Paralegal of the Year for 2015. Ms. Morris will be recognized for this honor at the IndyBar Paralegal Appreciation Luncheon on … Continue reading

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Nominations Now Open for 2015 Professionalism Awards

Professionalism—it’s a trait that sets apart one stellar attorney or judge from another. Now is your chance to honor this invaluable quality in your Indy colleagues. The IndyBar Professionalism Committee is currently soliciting nominations for the 2015 IndyBar Professionalism Award … Continue reading

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Nominations Now Accepted for Board of Directors

The nomination period has begun for the 2016 Board of Directors of the Indianapolis Bar Association, and the Hon. Heather Welch of Marion Superior Court has been appointed to chair the effort. Judge Welch will lead a committee of members … Continue reading

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Meet Antoinette Dakin Leach

In 1893, Antoinette Dakin Leach made history as the first woman to challenge a bar admission denial based on gender. Leach’s lawyers argued in front of the Indiana Supreme Court that despite not being allowed to vote, if a woman … Continue reading

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Trimble: Reflections on a ‘Family Reunion’: Bench Bar 2015

By John C. Trimble, Lewis Wagner LLP When I opened the day on Friday, I told the assemblage that for me, Bench Bar is a “family reunion.” I felt it, I meant it, and I experienced it. We had judges … Continue reading

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Arlene Morris Named IndyBar Paralegal of the Year

The Indianapolis Bar Association is proud to recognize Arlene L. Morris of Whitham Hebenstreit & Zubek as the association’s Paralegal of the Year for 2015. Morris will be recognized for this honor at the IndyBar Paralegal Appreciation Luncheon, to be held … Continue reading

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Nominations Now Accepted for Antoinette Dakin Leach Award

To recognize the accomplishments of female attorneys in central Indiana, the IndyBar’s Women & the Law Division presents the Antoinette Dakin Leach Award, an honor named for the first woman who gained admittance to the Indiana Bar. Antoinette Dakin Leach … Continue reading

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You Can Make a Difference

Three hours out of 744. That’s all it takes to help a family in need—a few hours each month. The result? Happier, safer families leading to a happier, safer city. Community members in need of pro bono representation in family … Continue reading

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