Bar Leader Series

The Bar Leader Series


The IndyBar's Bar Leader Series develops lawyers for future opportunities in leadership roles in the business and legal communities. Through the Bar Leader Series, participants will learn what it means to be a leader, gain insight vital to leaders in our community and learn how to communicate, motivate, inspire and succeed not only in your law career but also in service to professional, political, judicial, civic and community organizations.

Applying for Bar Leader Series
The application period for Class XV closed on June 19, 2017, for Class XV. If interested in applying for our next class which will begin in September 2019, see the right-hand sidebar on this page for samples of the online and printable participant and scholarship applications. 

Why should I consider applying?
You will benefit personally and professionally and will be better prepared for leadership opportunities and challenges. You will have a chance to meet and interact with prominent legal and community leaders, develop leadership skills, explore long-term opportunities for leadership and form a lifelong network.

How does it work?
The series begins with a two-day retreat in September. Subsequent sessions are held at the Indianapolis Bar Association Education Center or other Indianapolis venues from noon until 4 p.m. or 1 to 5 p.m., based on the session, October through May, and include lunch. Each session includes two to three hours of substantive presentations by local leaders, most earning CLE credit, and leadership development curriculum.

The program includes all leadership sessions plus the development and execution of a community service team project, which will be completed during the series. All students will be expected to attend one IndyBar Board of Directors meeting during the series.

The application period for Bar Leader Series Class XV is now closed.

For future reference: Bar Leader Series Participant Application:


For future reference: Bar Leader Series Scholarship Application:


Bar Leader Series Details

  • Program brochure with the series schedule here.
  • Designed for attorneys in their third to tenth year of practice
  • Class XV applications were due June 19.
  • Series runs from September to May, with a two-day kickoff retreat
  • Tuition is $750: includes CLE credit, meals, materials and invaluable networking opportunities
  • Click here to view a listing of past Bar Leader Series graduates.