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Posted on: May 14, 2020

Information and guidance is changing by the hour during the COVID-19 pandemic, but one thing remains steady during this trying time: your need for quality and timely information, education and CLE credit. As the pandemic changes life and the legal profession as we know them, the IndyBar has been and continues to be committed to providing not only our members, but also the larger legal community, with information and education needed to survive and thrive during this time and beyond.

So, how are we adapting? From live webinars to on-demand courses, we’re still here to help you stay on top of your education.

Live Webinars
While much of life remains on pause, the IndyBar has transitioned most of its live, in-person programming over to live web conferencing via the Zoom platform. Live Zoom seminars offer many of the same benefits of in-person programming, like the opportunity to engage with and ask questions to the speaker(s). Most of our seminars, which were scheduled to be hosted live at IndyBarHQ, have been and will continue to be conducted on Zoom for the foreseeable future. From programming focused on courts’ responses to the pandemic, essential information for your clients and more, our live webinars are designed to get you the information you need now in the safest way possible. Check out upcoming live webinars at indybar.org/events.

As life begins to return to normal, we’re anticipating a rise in consumer need for certain legal services. Position your practice for success by making certain you’re prepared to help these clients with the Essential Skills Series. We’re rolling out a variety of programs to help you sharpen your skills and meet this demand. From topics like misdemeanor possession to basics of estate planning documents and more, the IndyBar has you covered. Sign up for these programs at indybar.org/backtobusiness. As with all other live IndyBar CLE programs, these sessions will be available for purchase in the IndyBar online CLE catalog following the live presentation.

As Indiana moves toward relaxing restrictions, the IndyBar is constantly monitoring new data and recommendations for live and in-person events, so the decision for when to ease back into live events at IndyBarHQ will be based on the continued safety of IndyBar staff, members and the public.

On-Demand CLE
Can’t make it to our live webinars? All live webinars are recorded and uploaded to the IndyBar online CLE store and made available for purchase within a day of presentation at indybar.org/onlinecle, so you’ll never have to worry about missing out on important information! Distance education limits have recently been relaxed, so now might be the perfect time to get ahead on CLE credits. With more than 200 recorded programs and low member prices, the IndyBar online CLE catalog is your one-stop shop for convenient, cost-effective education.

We’ve made your quest for online CLE even easier with new CLE bundles, which are prepackaged sets of CLE programs within a variety of practice areas. Read more about our bundled programs here.

In addition to a variety of one-hour CLE programs, the online CLE catalog also has specialty programming available for purchase. Newer lawyers can earn their required Applied Professionalism Credit with the IndyBar’s online Applied Professionalism Course, and a two-day Parenting Coordination training is also available.

Whatever your need is during this time, the IndyBar aims to meet it. Now more than ever, we’re your partner in the practice. If you have any suggestions for programming, information or support, please let us know by sending us an email to iba@indybar.org.

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