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IBA: Bar Leader Series - A 'Must Have'

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In a time when so many are working to set themselves apart from the masses in the profession of law, the IndyBar’s Bar Leader Series is a “must have.” More than ever networking skills and leadership qualities are vital to success, so a program such as Bar Leader, which is designed solely to hone the skills, is invaluable. Applications for Class IX, which will hold sessions September 2011 thru May 2012, are now available on www.indybar.org.
 

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Any Indianapolis Bar Association attorney member who will be in his or her third to 10th year of practice is encouraged to apply. Series participants attend an afternoon long program once a month after the opening overnight session. The focus of each month’s program is community awareness and leadership skill enhancement. Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson is chairing Class IX, and former Indiana Supreme Court Justice Ted Boehm is moderating the monthly discussion among the participants.


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The Indianapolis community at large also benefits from the program as a very important component of the series involves series participants undertaking a community project in small groups. This effort requires the small groups to budget their finances – generously provided by the Indianapolis Bar Foundation – while working together in leadership roles, communicating with outside sources and finding a passion/project to give back to a community in a manner meaningful to them.

Nearly 200 Indianapolis lawyers have graduated from this award-winning program since its inception. Those participants have grown and built relationships through the experience and most are currently serving the Association and other community organizations in highly visible positions. A dynamic and successful Class VIII of the IndyBar Bar Leader Series graduate next month

What can IndyBar members do to enhance the Bar Leader Series? Consider whether you or someone you know should apply and become part of the Bar Leader tradition. Bringing together highly motivated young lawyers ensures that our community’s future leaders from the bar will have the tools to successfully guide us. The Bar certainly hopes it will inspire rededicated volunteer effort through the Indianapolis Bar Association. Leadership and giving back to our community are two things that are absolute “must haves.”•

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