IndyBar News

August 26, 2011

IndyBar Committee Positions Available for 2012

Would you like to network with your legal community and have fun through the practice of law? Volunteer to serve on an Indianapolis Bar Association committee. Appointments will be made this fall to the 2012 committees (see below for listing).

Make your interest known. Email IndyBar Executive Director Julie Armstrong at jarmstrong@indybar.org. Committee involvement rarely exceeds two hours a month, and the networking is invaluable and fun! The Bar is committed to putting to work all interested members in 2012. Contact us today.

Bar Leader Steering Committee
The Bar Leader Steering Committee is responsible for the oversight of the IndyBar's annual Bar Leader Series program.

Bar Review Committee
The Bar Review Committee is responsible for the oversight of IndyBar Review, the official bar review course of the Indianapolis Bar Association.

Bench Bar Conference Committee
The Bench Bar Conference Committee is responsible for the planning and execution of the IndyBar's annual Bench Bar Conference scheduled for June 14-16, 2012 in French Lick, Indiana.

Diversity Job Fair Committee
The Diversity Job Fair Committee is tasked with the planning and execution of the annual Diversity Job Fair tentatively scheduled for August 2012.

Grievance Committee
The Grievance Committee, comprised of about 60 local practicing attorneys and separated into four different panels, investigates complaints filed to the Disciplinary Commission.

Helping Enrich Attorneys' Lives (HEAL)
HEAL reaches out to members of the Indy legal community who are experiencing personal crises like health issues. Volunteers communicate with the member to determine how the bar could help and ultimately organize assistance.

Legal Services Advisory Committee
The Legal Services Advisory Committee oversees the operation of the IndyBar's Lawyer Referral Service.

Legislative Committee
The Legislative Committee monitors legislation on behalf of the association, alerting members to items of interest and coordinating the IndyBar's response to potential legislation.

Membership Committee
The Membership Committee is responsible for the IndyBar's membership outreach efforts, including both recruitment of new members and retention of current members.

Nominating Committee
The Nominating Committee is tasked with soliciting and reviewing nominations and presenting a slate of nominees for the following positions on the Indianapolis Bar Association Board of Directors: First Vice President, Treasurer and five At-Large Board Member positions.

Professionalism Committee
The IndyBar's Standing Committee on Professionalism is tasked with working to improve public confidence and trust in lawyers through activities that (a) promote positive lawyer images in the Indianapolis community and (b) educate members and the public on how to avoid those circumstances that can lead to client distrust and dissatisfaction.

Pro Bono Committee
The Pro Bono Committee monitors, operates and evaluates the IndyBar's pro bono initiative and identifies future opportunities for pro bono service and involvement.

Public Outreach Committee
The Public Outreach Committee is responsible for creating and/or organizing the association's public outreach activities unrelated to pro bono service, which includes programs or services such as educational videos, publications and programs for children.