The IndyBar's newest section, the Indy Attorneys Network, is celebrating a successful first year as it moves into 2014. The section, which began as an idea of local patent attorneys Chuck Schmal and Liz Shuster of Woodard Emhardt Moriarty McNett & Henry LLP, has grown to more than 175 members in just one short year.
Each month, section members are matched electronically and are sent an email containing the contact information of their match. The matched members then pick a day and time to meet up and get to know one another--whether over coffee, lunch or even a sporting event. Section members have praised the monthly matches as a unique opportunity to get to know someone outside of their practice area.
The section also experimented with larger section-wide social events this year, hosting a successful "At the Bar with the Bench" social that allowed members to interact with judges from the local courts up to federal courts.
Stay tuned for events and programs for 2014 as new section chairs Andrea Ciobanu, Ciobanu Law, and Christopher Cody, Hume Smith Geddes Green & Simmons LLP, continue the section's growth throughout the new year.