Community Outreach

Community Outreach


In addition to pro bono and legal service programs, the Indianapolis Bar Association also concentrates efforts on community outreach to the public, which includes educational videos, publications and programs for children.



Resources for the Public

Renters Guide
Get answers to commonly asked questions about the rental process, landlords, leases and more. Click here for the English version. Para el español, haga clic aquí.

Social Stories
Social stories are visual ways to help explain complex processes and ideas to children and people who benefit from concrete, visual explanations. See below for social stories on a variety of commonly encountered legal issues.


Navigating the Legal System Videos

The Indianapolis Bar Association is currently in the process of creating and distributing a full assortment of educational videos in its "Navigating the Legal System" project. Two videos have been completed and are accessible to the public

"I've just been sued... What should I do?"
You've been served with a summons-now what? Learn what you should do through this educational video.

Click here to view this video.

"Your Life as a Lawyer"
A career in law is rewarding. View this video to learn about what it takes to become an attorney and why you might be interested in a legal career.

Click here to view this video.

News Feed
  • October 12, 2015
    Man charged after shooting outside federal courthouse

    A man who is accused of firing a handgun in front of the Birch Bayh Federal Courthouse in Indianapolis has been charged with firearm and drug offenses.  

  • October 12, 2015
    Indiana lawyers says they're not bound to report child abuse

    Some child welfare officials say there could be dangerous fallout from an Indiana State Bar Association committee's opinion that lawyers aren't bound by a state law requiring anyone who suspects child abuse to immediately report it.

  • October 12, 2015
    Billboard company suing city over digital sign ban

    A local billboard firm is suing the city of Indianapolis, claiming a recent Supreme Court of the United States decision makes the city's sign ordinance unconstitutional.

  • October 12, 2015
    Study: Juvenile Life Sentences on the Decline

    Fewer juveniles are being sentenced to life in prison without parole, according to a new study by a public interest law firm that is advocating for an end to the practice altogether. The study was released with an eye toward the U.S. Supreme Court's consideration on Tuesday of a case that involves such sentences, Montgomery v. Louisiana.

  • October 12, 2015
    Record pace for US law firm combinations continues

    Law firm mergers show no signs of abating. That’s the takeaway from a report from legal consultant Altman Weil Inc., which tracks the number of combinations -- both large and small – among firms.

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