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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: 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

Could it be true? Jeremy W. Richter, an attorney with a civil defense practice in Alabama, writes in his book “Building a Better Law Practice: Become a Better Lawyer in Five Minutes a Day” that reading one topic per day, “over about seven weeks, at the time cost of about 0.1 hours per day, you will have collected dozens of strategies for developing an efficient and collaborative practice that will set the foundation for good relationships with your clients.”

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: 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.

Posted on: Apr 21, 2021

This Wednesday, April 21, we recognize the efforts of those individuals who keep our offices running smoothly every day—the paralegals, legal assistants, administrative assistants and other administrative professionals. While their work is often behind the scenes and therefore goes underappreciated, administrative professionals truly are the glue that holds every office together.

Posted on: Apr 15, 2021

When racial disparity and inequality came to a head in Summer 2020, it quickly became obvious that the association had a responsibility to respond and to act on the many long-standing contributing structural issues present not only throughout the country but here at home in the Indianapolis community as well.

Posted on: Apr 8, 2021

This is a great opportunity for law students who may be about to take on summer clerkships, lawyers and law firms who may be looking for a summer clerk and anyone who wishes to improve on the experience provided to their clerks.

Posted on: Mar 30, 2021

Last year, the IndyBar established a standing committee on Racial Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. The committee recognizes the IndyBar’s responsibility to bring about change to achieve equality, diversity and inclusion in the Indianapolis legal community and beyond. As members of the IndyBar, we have that same responsibility. I am calling on the members of the IndyBar to take the initiative with respect to our diverse colleagues who are not members of the IndyBar.

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