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Have you seen the new IndyBar.org?

The IndyBar is proud to unveil its completely redesigned online home at www.indybar.org. Designed to serve IndyBar members, the legal community and the public, the site features more convenient event and program registration, refined site navigation, updated and aesthetically pleasing design, integration of social media and drastically expanded content. This launch represents the first of several phases of ongoing online development for the Indianapolis Bar Association. The IndyBar is committed to utilizing technology to better serve both its members and the public, and is excited to unveil additional advancements in the coming months.

Do you like the IndyBar?

Then “like” the Indianapolis Bar Association on Facebook too! IndyBar has also expanded to Twitter and LinkedIn. Connect with the Bar online today!

IndyBar Partners with Community Development Law Center for CLE

IndyBar has partnered with the Community Development Law Center and the Heartland Pro Bono Council to co-sponsor an upcoming seminar, “Organization and Operation of Tax Exempt and Non-Profit Organizations,” to be held on November 16 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Full details and registration are online at www.indybar.org.

Volunteers Needed to Represent the Bar at Naturalization Ceremonies

Twice a month, a ceremony at the U.S. Courthouse welcomes newly naturalized American citizens. It’s an awe-inspiring ceremony, and you can be a part of it during 2011. We are looking for IndyBar attorney members to volunteer to participate in the naturalization ceremonies by handing out a booklet containing the U.S. and Indiana constitutions and presenting brief remarks. The ceremonies are typically held on Thursdays twice a month at 10 a.m. in a courtroom of the U.S. District Court downtown. To volunteer, please e-mail cchopp@indybar.org.

Upcoming Julian Center CLEs 

The Julian Center, in partnership with Baker & Daniels, the Heartland Pro Bono Council, the Indianapolis Bar Association and the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic, is offering three upcoming continuing legal education classes. All sessions will take place at Baker & Daniels and are offered for free to those who agree to accept a pro bono case. Family Law & Divorce will be held on Friday, November 15, Advanced Family Law on Friday, November 12, and Immigration Law on Friday, November 19. More information and registration can be found at the Julian Center’s website, www.juliancenter.org.

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  5. I whole-heartedly agree with Doug Church's comment, above. Indiana lawyers were especially fortunate to benefit from Tom Pyrz' leadership and foresight at a time when there has been unprecedented change in the legal profession. Consider how dramatically computer technology and its role in the practice of law have changed over the last 25 years. The impact of the great recession of 2008 dramatically changed the composition and structure of law firms across the country. Economic pressures altered what had long been a routine, robust annual recruitment process for law students and recent law school graduates. That has, in turn, impacted law school enrollment across the country, placing upward pressure on law school tuition. The internet continues to drive significant changes in the provision of legal services in both public and private sectors. The ISBA has worked to make quality legal representation accessible and affordable for all who need it and to raise general public understanding of Indiana laws and procedures. How difficult it would have been to tackle each of these issues without Tom's leadership. Tom has set the tone for positive change at the ISBA to meet the evolving practice needs of lawyers of all backgrounds and ages. He has led the organization with vision, patience, flexibility, commitment, thoughtfulness & even humor. He will, indeed, be a tough act to follow. Thank you, Tom, for all you've done and all the energy you've invested in making the ISBA an excellent, progressive, highly responsive, all-inclusive, respectful & respected professional association during his tenure there.

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