IndyBar Frontlines – 5/6/15

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Thank You, IndyBar Paralegals!

The IndyBar Paralegal Committee was inadvertently left off of an IndyBar Volunteer Appreciation advertisement in the last issue of the Indiana Lawyer. The IndyBar thanks these hard working volunteers for everything they do to benefit their profession, the association and our members!

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 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.) Employers from large firms to government agencies to courts will be conducting interviews at the fair.

Paralegal Nomination Deadline Extended

Got a great paralegal? Make it official! Submit a nomination for the IndyBar Paralegal of the Year award. Nominations are now due on Monday, June 1. Additional information and the nomination form can be found at

Appellate Case Information Moves to Odyssey May 4

As of May 4, the public now has access to appellate case information through the state court record system, Odyssey, at With the addition of the appellate courts, about 220 circuit, superior, city and town courts in 51 counties use Odyssey to maintain records.

Save the Date: McKinney School Reunion

Attention IU McKinney School of law alumni. The classes of 1984, 1985 and 1986 will hold a reunion in the atrium at the school on June 6 from 6 to 8:30 pm.The event is “A Taste of McKinney,” which will feature live jazz by current students, and tastings from restaurants, a brewery and a distillery all owned and operated by fellow alumni. Heavy appetizers and beverage samples from the purveyors. All alumni are invited to attend, not just those from the reunion years. More details to follow.

Help with National Study: What the Best Law Mentors Do

IndyBar members are invited to help with a national study of the best law mentors in the country, the results of which will be published by Harvard University Press. The goal of the study is to identify attorney mentors who transform junior lawyers’ careers and even lives; study those mentors in depth; and understand why they are so effective.

Based on this research, the researchers will identify and describe a set of behaviors, attitudes, and habits that are characteristic of the best law mentors. The researchers’ hope is to produce a work that is a manual for attorneys who aspire to be transformative mentors, a benefit to legal employers for hiring and training mentors, and a tool more junior lawyers might use to find good mentors.

Additional information can be found at•

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