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Posted on: Nov 2, 2017

Take a look at what's happening at the March WLD Executive Meeting. Thank you to our Secretary, Lucy Dollens, Quarles & Brady LLP, for this month's minutes!

IndyBar Women & Law Division

Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

October 5, 2017


In Attendance:  Sara McClammer, Laura Sahm (proxy for Lizzie Schuermann) Allyson Emley, Lauren Sorrell, Anna Kirkman, Therese Hannah, Kellie Barr (P), Patricia Erdmann (P), Victoria Calhoon (P), and Andrea Ciobanu (P)

  1. Old Business
    1. Minutes: Lauren moved to approve, Allyson second; minutes unanimously approved.
  2. New business
    1. Meeting time: Please email Elizabeth Timme if you anticipate having a standing meeting/conflict next year, as we are considering moving the date/time of the Executive Committee meetings
    2. Survive & Thrive Scholarship ($175/$225): Discussed opportunity to provide scholarship for a solo/small firm attorney to attend CLE
      • Committee is supportive but wants to restrict recipients to a WLD member
      • Anna moved to approve up to $225 to pay cost of CLE for a WLD member; Lauren second; Committee unanimously approved up to $225 to pay for CLE scholarship for a WLD-member solo/small firm practitioner
  3. Committee Reports
  1. Mentorship (Jackie): No updates noted
  2. CLE (Andrea):
    • 4 mandatory CLEs have been completed.
    • Surrogacy CLE:
      1. Lower attendance, but this was expected given timing and date.
      2. Recorded version will allow review if attorneys encounter the issue later in their practice.
      3. Thanks to Patricia for participating and speaking about her experiences with HEAL.
  3. Asbestos CLE in conjunction with Litigation Section
    • Therese is planning to do a CLE to review amended rules, e-filing, and ethics for mass tort docket.
    • Litigation Section is considering whether to co-sponsor.
    • Potential date: Morning of Friday, December 8.
  1. Outreach (Patricia)
    • WLD blog page has significantly increased traffic (September: 217 hits).
    • Membership up in September (347) up from March/April (328).
    • Reminders to those signed up to submit website posts in their assigned months (submit posts to Kim and Patricia).

e) Networking/Social (Jackie/Emily; update from Allyson)

  • Martha Hoover roundtable location set at Three Wise Men Brewery on evening of November 9 (5:30-7:30).

f) Philanthropy (Therese)

  • Dream Dinners update
    1. 9 volunteers
    2. All meals went to The Julian Center; residents look forward to receiving the meals.
    3. Little Red Door asked to be considered as a recipient next year.
    4. Committee discussed revisiting asking volunteers to donate to costs of meals prepared (need to confirm requirements of IBF).
  • Coburn Place holiday party
    1. Elizabeth will follow up with potential balloon artist.
    2. Sara will bring box of supplies for holiday party.

g) Summer Reception (Victoria):

  • Reminder to consider submitting requests for firm sponsorships before end of year if needed.

h) ADL/Strategic planning (Lucy; update from Kellie)

  • ADL updates
    1. November 29 at the Skyline Club
    2. Submit any ideas for format of presentation
    3. Continue to seek sponsorships
  • Beyond the Book club
    1. Encourage attendance at October 18 event
  1. Save the date
    1. October 18 – WLD Book Club Series
    2. November 9 – WLD Roundtable with Martha Hoover - Three Wise Men 5:30pm
    3. November 29 – Antoinette Dakin Leach Awards Luncheon - Skyline Club 11:30am
    4. December 8 – CLE in coordination with litigation section
    5. December 9 – Coburn Place Holiday Party
  2. Next Meeting - November 2, 2017


Meeting adjourned at 12:44 PM

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