IndyBar: Frontlines


Get IndyBar Involved!

Each year, various committees and groups undertake the many initiatives and projects of the Indianapolis Bar Association. We are now recruiting committee members for groups in need of additional volunteers. Show your interest by submitting a short form at Note: IndyBar membership is required for volunteer involvement. Join the bar at or renew for 2018 at

Disciplinary Commission Chief to Receive National Award

The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) has selected five exceptional attorneys, including Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission Executive Director Mike Witte, to receive NAPABA’s highest honor — the Daniel K. Inouye Trailblazer Award. This award recognizes the outstanding achievements, commitment, and leadership of lawyers who have paved the way for the advancement of other Asian Pacific American attorneys. These trailblazers have demonstrated vision, courage, and tenacity, and made substantial and lasting contributions to the Asian Pacific American legal profession, as well as to the broader Asian Pacific American community.

The 2017 Daniel K. Inouye Trailblazer Awards will be presented on Nov. 3, 2017, at a special ceremony during the 2017 NAPABA Convention in Washington, D.C.

Membership Scholarship Available from Criminal Justice Section

Once again, the IndyBar Criminal Justice Section will offer a scholarship to attorneys in their first seven years of practice. The scholarship, awarded to eight individuals in public or private practice, will be given to those new attorneys who have begun or are interested in a career in the criminal justice system. It includes two years of membership to the IndyBar and the Criminal Justice Section. It will also include access to a minimum of eight free hours of CLE.

Visit to access the application link. Applications are due November 3, 2017. If you know anyone else who may be eligible, please spread the word about this exciting opportunity!

IndyBar Office Holiday Closing

Please note that the IndyBar office will be closed in recognition of Veteran’s Day on Friday, November 10. The office will reopen with normal business hours at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, November 13.•

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