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Bench Bar Conference Scholarships Now Available for Criminal Justice Section Members - Criminal Justice News

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Criminal Justice News

Posted on: Apr 22, 2016

"The Criminal Justice Section has great news for those who have ever been interested in attending Bench Bar, but just couldn't justify the cost. Thanks to a generous donation from Celeste Berry, wife of the late Gil Berry, the Section will be awarding three 2016 Bench Bar scholarships. Bench Bar will be held from June 16-18 at the beautiful French Lick Springs Resort and Spa. The scholarship includes all costs of program registration for all CLEs and two nights lodging.  The deadline for applications is May 6, 2016.
This is the perfect opportunity to get involved and meet judges and lawyers from across the State in a wide range of legal areas. For more information on eligibility and details about the conference, please visit We hope to see you there!"

- Jim Snyder, Chair, Criminal Justice Section

The Indianapolis Bar Association Criminal Justice Section is excited to announce the availability of scholarships to attend the 2016 Bench Bar Conference, which will be held June 16-18 at French Lick, IN.

The scholarships are funded by the Criminal Justice Section, and include program registration for Thursday arrival to the conference and two nights’ lodging. Applicants must be Criminal Justice Section members, and preference will be given to the following:

  • individuals demonstrating interest in active Indianapolis Bar Association and/or Criminal Justice Section participation
  • first-time attendees of the Bench Bar Conference
  • attorneys practicing in the fields of government or public service, or others who demonstrate that the costs of the Bench Bar Conference are a barrier to attend

The deadline for applications is May 6, 2016. A copy of the application is attached. Please submit your completed application to Deneen Fitzgerald at or fax to 317-269-1915.


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