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Indianapolis Bar making callfor Green Initiative members
The Indianapolis Bar Association is taking applications for its environmental program, Green Legal Initiative.
Now in its second year, the initiative encourages the legal community to commit to practicing law in ways that are environmentally safe and sustainable.
To participate, legal entities must complete a Green Legal Initiative application. Also, they can evaluate their green status by submitting a Green Business Practice Certification and complying with green business practices in such categories as water and energy conservation, paper reduction and recycling.
Green Legal Initiative members will be recognized by the IndyBar at the annual recognition luncheon and on the bar association’s website.
Applications are due by Sept. 13. For more information, visit www.indybar.org.
Indiana Bar Foundation names Legendary Lawyer for 2013
Retired Indianapolis attorney Henry C. Ryder has been selected to receive the Indianapolis Bar Foundation’s 2013 Legendary Lawyer Award.
The Legendary Lawyer Award recognizes an IBF fellow whose service to the community and legal career have demonstrated the highest standards of the legal profession.
Ryder practiced law for 54 years, retiring eight years ago. He focused much of his work on representing management in labor relations and employment matters.
After graduating from the University of Michigan Law School in 1951, Ryder served two years during the Korean War. Upon returning home, he joined the Indianapolis firm of Buschmann Krieg DeVault and Alexander in 1953.
Seven years later, Ryder and William E. Roberts founded the firm Roberts & Ryder. He finished his career as a partner and of counsel at Barnes & Thornburg LLP.
Ryder will receive the award at a reception from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Sept. 6 at Barnes & Thornburg. To reserve a seat, contact the IBF at 317-269-2415.•