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Interest Groups

Interest Groups

The IndyBar offers its members more than 20 interest groups representing both practice areas and demographics, in addition to various committees that are responsible for a wide spectrum of IndyBar initiatives, programs and day-to-day association operations. Membership in sections and divisions and involvement on committees offers invaluable opportunities for networking, practice development and education.

IndyBar Sections

Sections within the Indianapolis Bar Association represent a variety of practice areas. Sections are responsible for planning and presenting education programming, spearheading initiatives in both the legal community and beyond, providing resources and information for their section members and much more. All sections are governed by specific bylaws and are managed by an executive committee.

Section membership is open to all IndyBar members at a rate of $25 per group for basic membership or $75 per group for Plus CLE membership, which includes at least four one-hour brownbag CLE programs at no additional cost.

Click here to join a section, or navigate through the links below to learn more.

Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
Appellate Practice Section
Business Law Section
Commercial and Bankruptcy Law Section
Criminal Justice Section
E-Discovery, Information Governance & Cyber Security Section
Environmental Law Section
Estate Planning and Administration Section
Family Law Section
Government Practice Section
Health Care & Life Sciences Section
Intellectual Property Section
Insurance Coverage Section
Labor and Employment Law Section
Litigation Section
Real Estate and Land Use Section
Sports and Entertainment Law Section
Tax Section

In addition to these sections, the IndyBar paralegal membership is represented through the IndyBar Paralegal Committee. Click here to learn more about this group.

IndyBar Divisions

IndyBar Divisions represent four demographic groups within the association. Like sections, divisions are also governed by bylaws, managed by executive committees and responsible for developing programming, resources and initiatives on behalf of their division members. Click here to join a division, or navigate through the links below to learn more.

Law Student Division
Women & the Law Division
Young Lawyers Division (36 years old or less to 8 years of practice)

IndyBar Committees and Task Forces

Much of the association's important business and initiatives are accomplished through its committees and task forces. Click here to learn more about committees and task forces.

Additional IndyBar Groups

The IndyBar strives to serve its diverse membership through additional services and programs that address the needs of solo/small firm practitioners and members in search of unique networking opportunities.

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