ISBA presents business school for lawyers

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The Indiana State Bar Association has partnered with Butler University’s College of Business, Executive Education Office, to offer Business School for Lawyers beginning in August.

Attorneys who complete all five sessions will earn a Certificate of Business Administration. The sessions will be Aug. 24 and 25, Sept. 14, Oct. 5 and Nov. 9.

On Aug. 24, “Strategic Thinking for Lawyers” will cover the use of strategic thinking in setting long-term goals for a law firm. The goal of this session is to introduce strategic thinking and analysis to attorneys and to demonstrate its value.

A session on business development on Aug. 25 will provide a comprehensive overview of the components of a business development plan, along with action strategies to help attorneys develop and implement a plan.

On Sept. 14, “Financial Accounting & Tax Reporting” will introduce important financial, managerial and tax reporting concepts that are relevant to law firms.

The Oct. 5 session is a follow-up to the Aug. 25 business development session and will focus on how to implement specific strategies.  

The final session on Nov. 9 is “Developing a Law Firm’s Human Capital.” The goal of this session is to introduce leadership and human-capital development techniques and demonstrate how an attorney can use these techniques to help manage the daily activities of a firm and provide longer-term opportunities for employee development. Butler University College of Business has identified a number of core leadership capabilities and will zero in on the most crucial ones.

The cost for ISBA members is $575 per session or $525 per session, if an attorney registers for all five. The cost for ISBA Young Lawyers Section members is $475 per session. The cost is $675 per session for non-ISBA members.

Registration information is available online at For additional information, contact Maryann Williams at 800-266-2581 or



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  1. This is ridiculous. Most JDs not practicing law don't know squat to justify calling themselves a lawyer. Maybe they should try visiting the inside of a courtroom before they go around calling themselves lawyers. This kind of promotional BS just increases the volume of people with JDs that are underqualified thereby dragging all the rest of us down likewise.

  2. I think it is safe to say that those Hoosier's with the most confidence in the Indiana judicial system are those Hoosier's who have never had the displeasure of dealing with the Hoosier court system.

  3. I have an open CHINS case I failed a urine screen I have since got clean completed IOP classes now in after care passed home inspection my x sister in law has my children I still don't even have unsupervised when I have been clean for over 4 months my x sister wants to keep the lids for good n has my case working with her I just discovered n have proof that at one of my hearing dcs case worker stated in court to the judge that a screen was dirty which caused me not to have unsupervised this was at the beginning two weeks after my initial screen I thought the weed could have still been in my system was upset because they were suppose to check levels n see if it was going down since this was only a few weeks after initial instead they said dirty I recently requested all of my screens from redwood because I take prescriptions that will show up n I was having my doctor look at levels to verify that matched what I was prescripted because dcs case worker accused me of abuseing when I got my screens I found out that screen I took that dcs case worker stated in court to judge that caused me to not get granted unsupervised was actually negative what can I do about this this is a serious issue saying a parent failed a screen in court to judge when they didn't please advise

  4. I have a degree at law, recent MS in regulatory studies. Licensed in KS, admitted b4 S& 7th circuit, but not to Indiana bar due to political correctness. Blacklisted, nearly unemployable due to hostile state action. Big Idea: Headwinds can overcome, esp for those not within the contours of the bell curve, the Lego Movie happiness set forth above. That said, even without the blacklisting for holding ideas unacceptable to the Glorious State, I think the idea presented above that a law degree open many vistas other than being a galley slave to elitist lawyers is pretty much laughable. (Did the law professors of Indiana pay for this to be published?)

  5. Joe, you might want to do some reading on the fate of Hoosier whistleblowers before you get your expectations raised up.