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Just One Regret from Bench Bar 2015 - Criminal Justice News

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Criminal Justice News

Posted on: Jun 29, 2015

By James K. Snyder, Marion Superior Court

Now that we are a week removed from Bench Bar 2015, I’ve had time to reflect on the importance of this event. The Indianapolis Bar Association is one of the strongest attorney associations in the country. That is in no small part because of the amazing staff, board leadership and section chairs of our organization. I cannot thank each of these people enough for the work that they do each day, and specifically, for the work that went into another successful Bench Bar.

Bench Bar is a place to get to know attorneys and judges on a personal level that you’ve known on a professional level for years. It’s also an opportunity to rack up CLE credits. The CLEs followed three tracks: Criminal, Civil and Family Law. There was also one hour of Ethics credit on the last day for those that could wake up after the previous night’s festivities around Louisville. One thing is very clear from my time at Bench Bar: this is not an event that you want to miss.

I do have just one regret from Bench Bar 2015: not attending my first Bench Bar earlier in my career. Make sure you save the date to attend next year's conference in French Lick on June 16-18, 2016.

This post was written by James K. Snyder of the Marion Superior Court. If you would like to submit content or write an article for the Criminal Justice Section page, please email Rachel Beachy at


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