A lot has changed in both our professional and personal lives since March of 2020, but not all of them have been bad.
IndyBar: Chief Judge Tanya Walton Pratt to Receive IndyBar’s Highest Honor at the Bench Bar Conference
A selection committee acting on behalf of the Indianapolis Bar Association and the Foundation has announced the selection of Chief Judge Tanya Walton Pratt of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana as a recipient of the IndyBar’s prestigious Luminary Award of Excellence. Chief Judge Pratt will be honored at the 2021 IndyBar Bench Bar Conference in Louisville, Kentucky on June 19.
After more than a year, IndyBar members were able to safely get back together again at the IndyBar Block Party on May 27.
Given the opportunity, hiring a law student for a paid clerkship can be an asset to a small firm or solo practice. Outlined below are some of the most significant benefits for a smaller or solo practice hiring a student law clerk.
This year’s IndyBar Bench Bar Conference promises to be one of both legal education and an opportunity for fun and networking. The culminating event to close Bench Bar will be “A Celebration Of The Juneteenth Holiday: The Spirit Of Our Journey.”
By now, the vast majority of law firms want to run paperless offices. The problem is often figuring out the logistics — especially for law firms with decades of history (and files) behind them. The most daunting question is often how to get started.
While working at home, for albeit a relatively short period of time, I realized that the health of my professional working relationships was suffering. Perhaps you are still working from home. Perhaps you are still primarily attending meetings virtually. Perhaps you feel the same way.
In response to reader requests for a break from anything lawyerly or COVID-related, this week’s column features a selection from a conversation between the author and his 19-year-old self, living in April 2001.
The Indianapolis Bar Foundation will boost its impact in the community in 2021 as it awards $60,000 in grants to both a community partner through its $35,000 Community Empowerment Grant and local attorneys through its Crisis Empowerment Grants, which will total $25,000.
COVID-19 has left many of our members considering their estate planning and personal legacies. As you consider your planning, please consider becoming a member of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation’s Legacy Society.
When it gets to be too much, where can you go for help? “Off the Record” host Kerry Hyatt Bennett is here with Loretta Oleksy of the Indiana Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program (JLAP) to help figure it all out.
The Indianapolis Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section, Women and the Law Division and Public Outreach Committee are partnering with the Marion County Bar Association to collect donations for Craine House, an innovative work release program for women located in Marion County.
Thanks to the help of Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, the IndyBar Legislative Committee is currently monitoring various legislation that could impact areas of practice or the practice of law. These reports can be viewed at indybar.org/billwatch.
There’s an excellent upcoming opportunity to learn more about building a virtual law practice, the consumer-centric law firm and many other topics related to modern law practice management at the IndyBar’s virtual conference The Future of Your Law Firm Is Now, coming up on April 29.
The world has been flipped upside down during the course of a year. One thing that has not changed over the past year: the Indianapolis Bar Association’s commitment to the positive growth and development of early-career lawyers in our community.
I am writing this message to you fresh from a wonderful trip to my dentist for a “deep cleaning.” If you are not familiar with this joyous process, it involves several injections of Novocaine into your mouth and gums followed by drilling, scraping, picking, chipping and stabbing. The Novocaine definitely helps, but the sound, pricks […]
When racial disparity and inequality came to a head in Summer 2020, it quickly became obvious that the association had a responsibility to respond and to act on the many long-standing contributing structural issues present not only throughout the country but here at home in the Indianapolis community as well.