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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.

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Applying for Bar Leader Series
NOTE: The 2018-2019 Bar Leader Series Class XVI has been selected.  We are taking applications for the 2019-2020 class with monthly session from September 2019 (overnight retreat) through May 2020.  Scholarships for the course will be available.  Applications for the 2019-2020 class will close Monday, July 1, 2019.

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View current course information (2019-2020 specifics tba Spring 2019).

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 4:30 p.m., October through May, and include lunch. Each session features substantive presentations, roundtable conversation and small group discussion by local leaders, most earning CLE credit, and leadership development curriculum. The cost is $750 per person (installment payment available). Some scholarships are also available.

The program includes all leadership sessions plus the development and execution of a community service team project in collaboration with an existing IndyBar Section or Committee, which will be completed during the series.


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