Lawyers who are looking to get out of the office and meet some peers while at the same get a little exercise will have an option to do just that beginning May 19.
The Indianapolis Lawyers Softball League will start up on that date and play every Thursday night at the Chuck Klein Softball Complex, 4702 Rockville Road, Indianapolis. Cost for the league is $550 a team, and the season will last for 10 weeks with a postseason double-elimination tournament at the end.
Teams can consist of one law firm or a few law firms that have joined together, as long as there are at least 10 players on the team and at least six lawyers play on the field at one time. Co-ed teams are welcome, organizer Robert Ebbs of Glaser and Ebbs said.
“It’s a good way to relieve stress and build camaraderie,” Ebbs said. “Many teams have been around for several years so we have a nice core group. It’s nice to see everyone on the field and sometimes put a face to a voice you hear at the other end of the phone line.”
The league is returning to the Chuck Klein softball complex after a two-year hiatus due to the complex being renovated, and Ebbs said he’s looking forward to getting back to the field.
“It looks really nice from what they’ve done,” he said.
There are six teams signed up for this year’s league so far, but more are welcome.
“It’s a great way to develop good relationships,” Ebbs said. “Sometimes it’s interesting when you’ve just seen that person in court. Sometimes it reminds you that the person you’ve talked with on the phone is a real person.”
Games start at 6 p.m. and the league will play doubleheaders. For more information, contact Ebbs at [email protected]