Interest Groups

Keep Your Sanity and Give Back to Your Community - Criminal Justice News

Get the news you want the way you want it: click the RSS button in the right corner to add this feed to your RSS reader, or click here to subscribe to this content. By subscribing, you’ll find this news on your Member Account page, and the latest articles will be emailed to you in your customized IndyBar E-Bulletin e-newsletter.

Criminal Justice News

Posted on: Sep 26, 2017

By Jennifer P. Harrison, Lewis and Wilkins LLP

I’ve talked about how to rewind from your job by watching “The Confession Tapes,” how to find the positive and keep going by finding light from your work, but how about how to keep your sanity by giving back to the community? I’m a firm believer in the mantra, “the happiest people in life are the givers, not the getters.” One of my favorite “retired” chairs of the executive committee, Jamie Edgar, would be very excited about this post.

I would like to encourage you if are free on September 29 to join the Indianapolis Bar Association and the Professionalism Committee with the inaugural IndyBar Service Day. This is an event that runs from 8 a.n. to noon and there are three different opportunities to give back to our community. After a morning of cleaning up White River State Park, you’ll feel more energized, full of Vitamin D, and ready to visit your clients! Preparing Camp Belzer for the Cub Scouts will certainly put you in the mood for preparing that huge trial you have in October! Sorting food donations at Gleaners Food Bank will get you geared up for an afternoon of depositions! Don’t look at me like I’m crazy; volunteering decreases your risk of depression, fills you with purpose and reduces your stress levels. All of us need that.

Register for the Service Day here by this afternoon! On top of an uber productive afternoon after your volunteer work, you will receive a free IndyBar t-shirt!

If you would like to submit content or write an article for the Criminal Justice Section, please email Kara Sikorski at


Indianapolis Bar Association (IndyBar) est. 1878 | 4,536 Members (as of 2.11.21)