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Women & the Law Division Awards Tracy Betz 2018 WLD Mentor Award
Posted on: Jan 19, 2018

Each year, the Women & the Law Division solicits nomination for its Mentor Award, seeking to honor a female legal professional who's exhibited exceptional efforts to be a mentor to other women in the profession. This year, the division has selected Tracy Betz of Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP as the honorable recipient.

Betz has been practicing for 13 years and currently co-chairs the firm’s Gender Advancement Committee. She also serves in a leadership role for numerous local organizations, including Women4Change Indiana, Girl Scouts of Central Indiana and Child Advocates of Marion County. She is passionate about giving back to the community and using her position to help shape the future of the legal profession and the development of women in legal and business careers.

Her nominator, Brad Schwer, states, "Tracy serves as a mentor to associates, helping them manage projects and time, adapt to the lifestyle of being an associate, and introducing them within the firm and the practice. She is also an active part of our associate recruiting process, working closely with our director of legal personnel conducting on-campus interviews and in-house interviews of candidates. She is frequently asked by partners to speak to Taft’s associates regarding litigation, community service, and business development. Because Tracy’s positive attitude and sense of team building are contagious, she is a very effective role model for all of our attorneys."

Congratulations, Tracy! Honor her and other outstanding female legal professionals at the WLD Mentoring Program Kick-Off Luncheon on March 6. Register here!

miniBar Talk: This Week's Top Post
Posted on: Jan 19, 2018

Get Organized Using Your Calendar: 7 Easy Steps to Time Management Success

By Helen Geib, QDiscovery

After reading a number of business books on time management, I’ve noticed a common theme: the calendar use tips are the easiest to implement and have the highest immediate return. I’ve collected seven sensible tips for calendaring that will help you work smarter, be better organized and feel more in control.

Read here.

To subscribe to more E-Discovery, Information Governance & Cybersecurity Section news like the article above, click here to update your news subscriptions.

Bill Watch Reports: Keep up with Legislation that Matters to You
Posted on: Jan 18, 2018

We’re officially in session and there’s so much to follow at the statehouse. How can you keep up with pending legislation that’s important to you and your practice? The IndyBar Legislative Committee, co-chaired this year by Lawren Mills of Ice Miller LLP and Mindy Westrick of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, will provide weekly Bill Watch reports throughout the session, which highlight progress and recent actions taken on bills being monitored by the association. Keep up with Bill Watch reports in the IndyBar E-Bulletin, on Twitter and on the IndyBar website at indybar.org/billwatch.

Bill Watch Report for January 16 Now Available
Posted on: Jan 17, 2018

The practice-area specific Bill Watch reports for January 16 are now available. The reports highlight the pending bills of particular concern to different sections within the bar. See below for this week’s posts, and click here to access the full Bill Watch reports.

Criminal Law
Environmental Law
Estate Planning & Administration
Family Law
Real Estate & Land Use

Don’t forget: You can update your news subscriptions to conveniently receive information like the practice area-specific Bill Watch posts in your bi-weekly E-Bulletin! Click here to update your profile.

On Tap at the IndyBar: January 16 - January 19
Posted on: Jan 16, 2018

Everybody loves a local bar, so check out what yours is serving up this week with upcoming IndyBar events and happenings below!

On the Docket

A Reception Honoring Indiana's Newest Supreme Court Justice: The Honorable Christopher M. Goff
Weds., January 17, 5 to 6:30 p.m.
Information and registration can be found here.

Check out the full slate of IndyBar events here, and don’t forget to check out the IndyBar on Facebook for the latest event photos.

News You Can Use

  • Bill Watch Report for January 9 Now Available - The practice-area specific Bill Watch reports for January 9 are now available. The reports highlight the pending bills of particular concern to different sections within the bar. See the reports here.
  • Federal Court Celebrates Black History Month with The Legal Legacy of Lyles Station: An African American Community's Quest for Justice and Equality - On Friday, February 2, 2018, federal agencies in Indianapolis will sponsor a Black History Month event celebrating the many contributions and legal achievements of the people of Lyles Station. More information available here.
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