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Posted on: Jul 22, 2021

An IndyBarHQ utilization task force has been organized, featuring a diverse group of members, to direct our new HQ’s evolution with intention and creativity. The ideas already are simmering vigorously, but we need your help to bring them to a full boil.

Posted on: Jul 11, 2021

Divorce is a significant life event that may trickle into many areas of life, affecting a person’s finances, living situation and social world. However, studies suggest that divorce can sometimes lead to positive benefits too, such as personal growth.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2021

Service on the Indianapolis Bar Association Board of Directors is an invaluable opportunity to play a role in the future of the legal community.

Posted on: Jun 17, 2021

It’s hard to fathom that ten years have passed since we put two computers and two phones into a temporary office and officially opened the doors on our law firm.  Suddenly Wanzer Edwards, PC is turning ten, and we are definitely ten years older.  Occasionally we reminisce about the relative simplicity of the earliest days where we were very much like cartoon characters who ran off the side of a cliff but didn’t even know enough to go crashing down.  Somehow, we have muddled and lucked our way through a decade, and we like to think we have learned a thing or two along the way.  Here are ten things we know now that the younger versions of ourselves who started this great adventure had yet to fully discover.

Posted on: Jun 4, 2021

A selection committee acting on behalf of the Indianapolis Bar Association and the Foundation has announced the selection of Chief Judge Tanya Walton Pratt of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana as a recipient of the IndyBar's prestigious Luminary Award of Excellence. Chief Judge Pratt will be honored at the 2021 IndyBar Bench Bar Conference in Louisville, Kentucky on June 19.

Posted on: Jun 3, 2021

I think we can all agree it would have been better if we had never heard of COVID-19. But I am grateful that its emergence gave us the ability to slow down (albeit briefly, because now we seem to be going at break-neck speed!) and really assess our business needs. Through it, we learned we don’t need a large office with all the overhead that goes along with it. We can serve our clients just as well from our home offices while still having the ability to meet in person when needed.

Posted on: May 20, 2021

As we start to make our way to a new normal, get away from your day-to-day routine, take some time to yourself and gain new perspectives! Our event lineup goes beyond education and includes time for you to safely catch up with colleagues at distanced open-air dinner events, receptions, health and wellness activities and casual bull sessions.

Posted on: May 13, 2021

An extremely informal survey of central Indiana judicial officers has revealed as many ways to divide the stimulus check as there are judicial officers. Some counties do not even have consensus among judges who hear family law cases. However, here are some options for attorneys to consider when speaking with their clients and when presenting cases for division of stimulus payments to the court (actual results in court may vary depending on a number of factors).

Posted on: May 13, 2021

While working at home, for albeit a relatively short period of time, I realized that the health of my professional working relationships was suffering. Perhaps you are still working from home. Perhaps you are still primarily attending meetings virtually. Perhaps you feel the same way.

Posted on: Apr 27, 2021

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Under the dynamic leadership of IndyBar President Jimmie McMillian, we're celebrating Juneteenth at Bench Bar to bring awareness to our members about this significant piece of history. More importantly, the Juneteenth workshop session will highlight and recognize the experiences and significant contributions that Black attorneys have made to our legal community.


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