After a year apart from our friends, colleagues and mentors, the IndyBar is, as always, on the forefront of creating dynamic new content while adapting to new trends in technology and the law. To that end, we have some exciting news: We will be revamping the IndyBar’s flagship event: the Bench Bar Conference.
IndyBar Board Approves Racial Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Commission Report and Recommendations
The Indianapolis Bar Association recognizes that equality, diversity and inclusion impact all aspects of work among members of the IndyBar, within the practice of law and within the communities where we live and work. The association, through its actions and those of its members, seeks to be instrumental in creating a more equitable, diverse and inclusive society.
This year, with the road before us full of promise, the Indianapolis Bar Foundation is working hard to provide safe, exciting opportunities to come back together, to come back downtown and to grab hold of some of that hope that has escaped us for the past year.
Are you anxious to reconnect with your community? Are you looking for opportunities to contribute to Indy’s growth? Ready to network with community leaders and your peers? The IndyBar’s reimagined Bar Leader Series could be your answer and is now accepting applications for Class XVIII.
The issues with reopening, and the speed with which it occurs, have become deeply personal questions. Just because your law firm office can be open, you need to decide whether it should be, to what extent it will be, and what you will require of your employees in that context.
A variety of scholarships are available to attend the 2021 IndyBar Bench Bar Conference June 17-19, 2021 at the Louisville Downtown Omni Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky.
As a small-firm practitioner who makes her money by providing personal legal services, networking is vital for the continued source of clients I need to support my business and keep my associates busy. Planning committees, nonprofit boards, volunteering, social gatherings and local events were my go-to formula for expanding my circles and getting my name and face in front of people who needed to hire a lawyer for highly personal and sometimes sensitive reasons. They needed to have met me in person. They needed my name to come from someone they knew and trusted. At least, that is what I believed to be the only way, until that way no longer existed. And I am not just saying its disappearance is because of the pandemic.
Law firms are the very definition of traditional businesses, but in a modern world, traditional business models get expensive. Law firms should be operating offices to house staff, but they tend to fill those offices up with obsolete items like paper files and document/email servers.
How is it possible that in our enlightened age there remains such a disconnect between being cool and being a leader? Perhaps the answer lies in a truism: Leadership is not cool. Case in point: prom kings are cool. Chairing the prom planning committee is not.
“What if you could get exactly what you want in life by reading and understanding the body language of murderers?” asks Janine Driver, New York Times best-selling author and award-winning keynote speaker. With more than 16 years of experience as a federal law enforcement officer within the Department of Justice, Driver will be presenting the opening plenary session for the 2021 Bench Bar Conference in Louisville from June 17-19.
Applications are now being accepted from deserving law students for Indianapolis Bar Foundation 2021 scholarships.
Donations of coats and warm clothes were dropped off to the Marion County Jail on Tuesday, Feb. 9. Your donations came at a good time, as the jail was running low on these supplies. We appreciate the generosity of our members every day, but especially during these tough times!
The Indianapolis Bar Association is proud to make “Widening Your View: Understanding Implicit Bias, Microaggressions and Your Professional Responsibility” available at no charge for IndyBar members.
Thee debate in legal writing circles rages: Are contractions acceptable?
While the IndyBar and Indianapolis Bar Foundation’s successes are due in large part to the generosity and dedication of our community, the leadership, boards, and staff pirouetted through the minefields of 2020 like a barefoot parent dodging Legos on a hardwood floor.
Looking to find your next great law clerk or show your support for diversity in our community? Employer and sponsor registration is now open for the 2021 Diversity Job Fair!