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IBA: Still Time to Register for the IndyBar Attorney Apprentice Program

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Looking to build your skills in a new area of law or gain valuable experience that will advance both your career and employment opportunities? The IndyBar’s Attorney Apprentice Program is the perfect opportunity to gain real-world skills through hands-on practice while making meaningful connections with local colleagues

Created by the Lawyers Helping Lawyers Task Force, the Attorney Apprentice program features a core curriculum aimed at developing attorney business and marketing skills as well as substantive programming in a legal track of the participant’s choice–Civil Litigation, Transactional Practice, or Criminal Practice and Procedure. Each session will include a practice component incorporating the tell/show/do model, giving participants the opportunity to apply their newly-acquired knowledge on case studies, sample documents, and more. Participants will receive a certificate of achievement upon completion of the program.

“Those of us who were mentored by outstanding practitioners when we were ‘coming up’ in the profession remember how critical it was to learn those skills in a safe, understanding environment,” notes Kerry Hyatt Blomquist, 2013 President of the Indianapolis Bar Association. “For many of our unemployed and underemployed brethren out there, that opportunity has not been within their reach. This program seeks to rectify that problem.”

The Attorney Apprentice Program will kick off in March, with the substantive tracks held weekly through early April. Scholarships have been made possible for the program through the generosity of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation. For more information and to register, visit www.indybar.org.•

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