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IndyBar: Apply Now for Bar Leader Series Class XII

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Ready to become a leader in your profession and your community? Applications are now being accepted for the 2014-2015 Bar Leader Series, the IndyBar’s leadership development program for young attorneys. This fast-track series empowers participants to make the most of their innate talents, while emphasizing the importance of service to the community.

Through the Bar Leader Series, participants learn what it means to be a leader, gain insight vital to leaders in our community and learn how to communicate, motivate, inspire and succeed. In the past 11 years, more than 225 attorneys representing an array of practice areas, demographics and backgrounds have become Bar Leaders, going on to utilize the leadership skills and networking abilities gained from the program for the benefit of their profession, their community and their future.

The deadline to apply for Class XII is June 23, 2014. Full details on the program, including application instructions, can be found online at indybar.org/barleaderseries. Scholarships for the program are also available.

Committed to cultivating the next generation of leaders, the program was created in 2003 as the outgrowth of the IndyBar’s Task Force on Leadership Development. The program provides 25 IndyBar member attorneys in their third to tenth year of practice with an opportunity to meet other attorneys in an environment where they can grow both professionally and personally. This program and these students are key to keeping the bar’s leadership strong and maintaining the bar’s value to the legal community into the future.

The series will begin with an ice breaker reception in August and a retreat at Waycross Camp and Conference Center in Southern Indiana Sept. 11 and 12, 2014. The series continues with monthly presentations on a broad range of topics presented by local legal, political and business leaders, as well as the development and execution of community service team projects.•

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