IndyBar News

March 12, 2014

IndyBar Law Student Division Seeking Executive Board Members

The nomination period for the Spring 2014 Indianapolis Bar Association’s Law Student Division Executive Board has begun. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to be involved with the planning and implementation of the IndyBar student activities while also enhancing your leadership skills.

WHAT DOES THE EXECUTIVE BOARD DO?
Student Executive Board members seek to encourage student membership and involvement in the IndyBar in order to develop lasting relationships between law students and the association as a whole by:

  • Providing educational programming and networking opportunities,
  • Preparing bar examination candidates through the IndyBar Review and MPRE Review,
  • Supporting philanthropic events and pro bono activities.

WHY DO IT?
While Executive Board members work hard to contribute to the continued development of the IndyBar, there are also countless rewards and benefits! Members are exposed to many fun opportunities to attend IndyBar events such as dinners, social gatherings, and networking events available only to Executive Board members. It is also an invaluable opportunity to network with Indianapolis attorneys who support the IndyBar.

REQUIREMENTS & APPLICATION INFORMATION:
At-Large positions available include:

Three McKinney School of Law broken down as follows:

  • At least one position must be a 2L (day or evening)
  • Remaining two positions can be either 1L or 2L (day or evening)


One position each at the following schools:

  • Valparaiso School of Law
  • Notre Dame Law School


To apply for a position:

  1. You must have at least two (2) semesters remaining (Fall and Spring of 2014-2015);
  2. You must be able to attend 80 percent of Board meetings, which are held the second Friday of each month ;
  3. You must submit an IndyBar Nomination Form and a short (no more than one page) statement of interest, telling the Board why you would like to join and what you can bring to the Board.

YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A CURRENT INDYBAR MEMBER TO APPLY
Simply join the IndyBar as a Plus-Bar Review member at the same time you apply for an Executive Board position. Membership applications can be accessed here. Statements of interest may be placed in the mail folder of Secretary Amy McCool or email acmccool@indiana.edu You may also mail statements directly to the IndyBar offices, 135 N. Pennsylvania Street, Suite 1500, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

**Statements are due by 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 30, 2014.**  Elections results will be announced on Monday, April 14.

Not ready to apply for an Executive Board position, but still want get involved in the IndyBar? Think about becoming an IndyBar Student Representative. Student reps are essential to recruitment and event marketing and still receive great benefits from their service. Please email Amy McCool at acmccool@indiana.edu for more information.