Events and Education

Bar Leader Series

The Bar Leader Series

The IndyBar's Bar Leader Series develops lawyers for future opportunities in leadership roles in the business and legal communities. Through the Bar Leader Series, participants will learn what it means to be a leader, gain insight vital to leaders in our community and learn how to communicate, motivate, inspire and succeed not only in your law career but also in service to professional, political, judicial, civic and community organizations.

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Applying for Bar Leader Series
Applications for the 2020-2021 Bar Leader Series session are now being accepted until July 3, 2020. 

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Access the scholarship application here.

Learn more about the Bar Leader Series here!

2019-2020 Series Schedule
Overnight Retreat: 11 a.m., Thursday, October 3 to 11 a.m., Friday, October 4 at Waycross Event Center, Morgantown, Indiana.

These sessions will be held from Noon to 4:30 p.m. at various locations in Indianapolis:
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
June - Graduation (date to be determined)

Why should I consider applying?

You will benefit personally and professionally and will be better prepared for leadership opportunities and challenges. You will have a chance to meet and interact with prominent legal and community leaders, develop leadership skills, explore long-term opportunities for leadership and form a lifelong network.

How does it work?
The series begins with a two-day retreat in October. Subsequent sessions are held at the Indianapolis Bar Association Education Center or other Indianapolis venues from noon until 4:30 p.m., November through June, and typically include lunch. Each session features substantive presentations, roundtable conversation and small group discussion by local leaders, most earning CLE credit, and leadership development curriculum. The cost is $800 per person (installment payment available). Some scholarships are also available.

The program includes all leadership sessions plus the development and execution of a community service team project in collaboration with an existing IndyBar Section or Committee, which will be completed during the series.


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