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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.

Posted on: Mar 19, 2021

There are some who would read the title of this post and exclaim, “well, isn’t that ironic?”  Luckily, I surround myself with very forgiving people. My desire to improve my professionalism is what drove me to join the IndyBar Professionalism Committee several years ago.

Posted on: Feb 28, 2021

When Norris Choplin Schroeder partner Cindy Lasher took the mediation training course during the summer of 2019, she was inspired by the dedication of her classmates to the idea of helping people resolve their disputes. She found a kindred spirit in her classmate David Honig of Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman PC. At lunch a few months after their training, David floated the idea to Cindy of a pro bono mediation project that would help pro se parties resolve their cases.

Posted on: Feb 26, 2021

“What if you could get exactly what you want in life by reading and understanding the body language of murderers?” asks Janine Driver, New York Times Best-Selling Author and Award-Winning Keynote Speaker. With more than 16 years of experience as a federal law enforcement officer within the Department of Justice, Janine will be presenting the opening plenary session for the 2021 Bench Bar Conference in Louisville from June 17-19.

Posted on: Feb 3, 2021

Whether you’re saving the world from COVID-19 or sharing an opinion during a meeting at work, the delivery of your message makes a big difference. Words can be impactful and inspiring or quickly forgotten. 

Posted on: Jan 22, 2021

How can you keep up with pending legislation that’s important to you and your practice? With the help of Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, the IndyBar Legislative Committee (chaired by Mindy Westrick of the Indiana Energy Association) provides weekly Bill Watch reports throughout the session, which highlight progress and recent actions taken on bills being monitored by the association.

Posted on: Jan 15, 2021

Looking to find your next great law clerk or show your support for diversity in our community? Employer and sponsor registration is now open for the 2021 Diversity Job Fair!

Posted on: Dec 30, 2020

In this two-part series, YES! Weekly will outline the concerns of activists, discuss the findings of a 2014-2018 case study addressing housing loss in Forsyth County, as well as report local government officials’ responses to criticisms from activists and whether or not they could (or would) implement the study’s policy recommendations. 

Posted on: Dec 4, 2020

It's the season of giving and even during the hardships of 2020, generous sponsors, bidders and donors helped the Indianapolis Bar Foundation raise over $26,000 during IndyBar's Giving, this year's online silent auction to benefit the programs and initiatives of the foundation.


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