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IndyBar: Save Time and Simplify Your Practice with IndyBar Resources and Member Benefits

January 14, 2015

It’s resolution time. Whether you’ve resolved to become more efficient, to save money or to become a more effective in your practice, the IndyBar has a member benefit or resource available to help you along the path to resolution success. Check out the lineup below.

Is there a resource or service that would help make your practice more efficient or successful? Let us know! Contact iba@indybar.org to share your suggestions.

Save Some Green: The IndyBar has teamed up with National Purchasing Partners to offer members group discounts on must-haves like office supplies from Staples, wireless devices and plans from Verizon, office furnishings from Kimball Office and hotels, airfare and more from Expedia. Save money simply as a benefit of your IndyBar membership. Just visit indybar.org/memberbenefits to get started.

Plus, there’s “Plus”: Plus CLE, that is! Plus CLE section or division membership entitles you to membership in a section or division PLUS all of that group’s one-hour programming throughout the year. All groups will offer a minimum of four programs. This translates to a savings of $1,080 for current IndyBar members and an average savings of $2,295 over the non-member CLE rates per three-year educational cycle! But wait, there’s more—Plus CLE section/division members can learn even more by viewing all of their groups’ programming in the Online CLE catalog at no charge (for information only, no credit awarded).

Stay in the Know: Did you know that IndyBar members contributed more than 900 articles to the IndyBar website in 2014? Or that you can subscribe to news in specific topic areas and have articles delivered to you inbox and populated on your member profile page? It’s easy! Just visit indybar.org/account to update your news subscriptions. These subscriptions will translate into a personalized IndyBar E-Bulletin enewsletter each week with the latest posts from your choices, plus, your subscriptions will feed into a personalized profile page at indybar.org!

Speaking of staying in the know, the IndyBar’s online CLE catalog is the perfect option for the times you can’t make it out of your office to attend one of the IndyBar’s many live CLE programs. Most programs are uploaded to the online catalog within one week of the live program date. Check out the catalog at indybar.org/onlinecle.

Do More on the Go: The IndyBar’s mobile-optimized website is designed specifically to make common website activities a breeze on your tablet or smartphone. Search and register for events, access the online directory (more on that below) to find contact information and even get turn-by-turn directions to the IndyBar office. Plus, the public can easily request a referral or visit indylawyerfinder.com from the “Find a Lawyer” area.

Take the Next Step: Time to move up the ladder? Check out the IndyBar job bank for local postings for attorneys, paralegals and support staff. Members can also share resumes with prospective employers in the Job Bank area of the website at indybar.org/jobs.

Figure Out Who’s Who: The database of attorney, paralegal and student contact information is available online at indybar.org. The directory provides a photo (if available), phone, fax, email, mailing address and practice area information. The directory lists both IndyBar members and non-members with designation for both. View the directory on the bar’s mobile website or visit indybar.org/directory.

“Download and Go” Legal Forms: The IndyBar’s website contains a Document Library of over 100 legal forms for use by members. These online forms, which can be found at indybar.org/forms, are “fill in the blank” and print-ready to use as documents. There are forms for a wide-range of needs: estate planning, mortgage transactions, liens and more.

IndyBar forms are not only convenient—they translate into an average of 16 hours of time saved per practice area! The forms are for use by licensed attorneys and are accessible online to members of the Indianapolis Bar Association only.•
 

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