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IndyBar Frontlines - 4/8/15

April 8, 2015

Hit the Links with the IBF

Spring may have just sprung, but it isn’t too early to make plans to join the Indianapolis Bar Foundation at the 2014 Lawyer Links Classic golf outing. Enjoy a day on the course at the Golf Club of Indianapolis on July 17 while supporting a great cause. Learn more at indybar.org/ibfevents.

IndyBar Diversity Job Fair Student Registration Now Open

The IndyBar will host its annual Diversity Job Fair Aug. 21 and 22, and student registration is now available. Students can find information on how to register at ibadiversityjobfair.org. The Diversity Job Fair is open to fall 2014 full-time 2L law students (graduating May 2016) or part-time 2L or 3L law students (graduating 2016/2017.) Twenty-four legal employers, from large firms to government agencies to courts, will be conducting interviews at the fair.

Upcoming Pro Bono Training

What IndyBar Volunteers Should Know to Assist Families with Special Education IEPs: Level 301
Friday, April 24, 8:15 to 9:45 a.m.
JMF Enrichment Center (7128 Lakeview Parkway West Drive)
1.5 CLE
Cost: Free to members who agree to volunteer/$55 IndyBar Members/$110 Non-Members

Thousands of Indy area children face extra hurdles in education because of physical, cognitive or emotional/behavior challenges. Federal and state laws entitle all children to a free and appropriate education; some children need an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) to ensure that they receive the appropriate education for their ability. This session, offered in partnership with the Joseph Maley Foundation, the 2014 Indianapolis Bar Foundation Impact Fund recipient, will train attendees so they will be able to help families of students who have IEPs due to special education needs.  

This is an intermediate, 301-level course designed to train attorneys to be able to assist a family in preparing for their student’s next IEP case conference, and in actually attending that case conference with the family. This program is not designed to train attorneys to litigate disputed matters at the administrative level or in court. That advanced program will be held later this year. This seminar will include significant written and electronic reference material for future use to ensure that you are prepared for success following the program.

This program is free for those who volunteer five hours for the Joseph Maley Foundation preparing for and attending a family IEP case conference with a school district.

Need Your APC Credit?

The IndyBar has the Applied Professionalism Course for you. Featuring esteemed presenters and interactive sessions, the IndyBar’s Applied Professionalism Course on Thursday, April 23 is the perfect way to satisfy this credit requirement for attorneys in their first three years of practice ... PLUS, check out low registration fees! Access the full agenda and online registration at www.indybar.org.•

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