IndyBar Professionalism Efforts
The Indianapolis Bar Association is committed to reducing image related barriers that may keep some from obtaining legal advice and that may create distance in some attorney-client relationships. Through the IndyBar's Standing Committee on Professionalism, our members are 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.
Efforts to Maintain Professionalism:
Efforts to Maintain Public Confidence:
- Policy on Responding to Unfair Criticism of Lawyers
- Policy on Responding to Unjust Criticism of the Judiciary
- Resolution on Judicial Independence
The Professionalism Committee recognizes professionalism through two awards: The Silver Gavel award for judges and the Professionalism Award for attorneys. These awards are given annually only when a qualified candidate exists. For more information on the awards and for a listing of past winners, click here.