A dozen social studies teachers from across the state traveled to the Indiana Statehouse on Wednesday to get a behind-the-scenes look at the judiciary and fresh ideas on civics education.
Web Exclusive: The Indiana Bar Foundation Civics Summit is in the rearview. What’s next?
The inaugural Indiana Bar Foundation Civics Summit featured speakers, panel discussions and historical documents. The day culminated with the announcement of the Indiana Civics Coalition that will help with the rollout of a new sixth-grade civics class.Read More
At the touch of a finger: Indiana Bar Foundation deploying 120 kiosks to provide civil legal help
As part of an initiative spearheaded by the Indiana Bar Foundation, 120 Indiana Legal Help kiosks are being placed in public locations like courthouses and libraries in all 92 Indiana counties.Read More
Prepared for pro bono: Collective pro bono platform to offer free trainings in variety of practice areas
Creating a central location for pro bono attorneys to receive training and resources has been on Dana Luetzelschwab’s brain for a long time. That’s why she pitched the idea to the state bar association: create the Pro Bono Academy and Resource Center.Read More
A Hamilton County community champion: Legendary Lawyer Douglas Church
In a career that has spanned 50 years, Douglas Church not only developed his own private practice but also played an integral role in the blossoming of Hamilton County. He served as attorney for the town of Fishers from 1980 through 2015 and for the city of Noblesville from 1988 through 1996, helping those communities formulate and implement strategies for growth.Read More
The Court of Appeals of Indiana is partnering with the Indiana Bar Foundation next week to host “Behind the Curtain: The Judicial Branch,” a civics program designed for Indiana teachers.
Some of Indiana’s largest employers are coming together to address what they call the state’s neglect of civic education, its declining college-going rate and a low voter registration and turnout rate compared with other states.
IN Bar Foundation awards $3.6M in legal aid grants as LSC warns House proposal would have ‘devastating impact’ on legal aid
The Indiana Bar Foundation announced it has awarded $3.6 million for civil legal services to 13 organizations.
Former Indiana Chief Justice Randall Shepard has found himself walking up to more stages recently, posing briefly for a photo with his most recent award before stepping to a microphone, pulling notes from his pocket and starting in on a speech.
Courts see boost in salaries, tech funding: Civil legal aid also sees boost in funds for coming fiscal year
The state’s multibillion-dollar biennial budget enacted during the 2023 legislative session includes increases all around for the sate’s judiciary, including additional funding for including civil legal aid, salaries and court technology.
Students from five Indiana schools will be participating in the national “We the People: The Citizen and on the Constitution” competitions that begin this week.
A panel of attorneys and judges discussed the legal community’s role in increasing civic engagement and education Thursday during the Indiana Bar Foundation Civics Summit.
Helping the self-represented: Growing number of counties offering self-help centers for pro se litigants
A growing number of Indiana counties are finding ways to connect pro se litigants with legal assistance.
A first-of-its-kind civics summit in Indianapolis in April will convene leaders from government, education, business and the law, with the goal of creating a coalition that can keep up the momentum for civics education in Indiana.
The Indiana Bar Foundation wrapped up its High School Mock Trial State Championship Sunday with a win from a South Bend school.
Hoosier students participating in this year’s mock trial competition are making the final lap as they head into the state championship this weekend.
Indiana attorneys and law firms are now able to receive protection from liability for describing, rather than including, language from the rule governing the transfer of unclaimed funds to the Indiana Bar Foundation.
As they did in 2021, the students from Fishers swept the 2022 We the People state championships, with Fishers High School and Fishers Junior High School taking home top honors in the civics competition.
The Indiana Supreme Court’s chief administrative officer is taking on new roles with the Indiana Conference for Legal Education Opportunity and the Indiana Bar Foundation.
At the Lawrence Township trustee’s office Tuesday afternoon, court officials and community leaders unveiled the first of 120 civil legal help kiosks that will be deployed to individuals trying to navigate the legal system themselves.
The Indiana State Bar Association made changes at the top last week as members from each corner of the Hoosier State met in the Circle City to recap the organization’s past year and formally appoint members to leadership positions for 2022-2023.
The Indiana Supreme Court has amended the Indiana Rules of Professional Conduct with new language addressing how to handle unclaimed or unidentified funds from client trust accounts.
Legal aid providers around the state that offer civil legal assistance to low-income Hoosiers have received a financial boost totaling more than $2.5 million from the Indiana Bar Foundation.