Criminal defense attorney and mock trial alumnus Scott Barnhart has been elected to the board of the National High School Mock Trial Championship.
This year’s annual event was held Dec. 11 in downtown Indianapolis, bringing together state and federal judges, attorneys and their families.
John Cowan is being recognized with the Pro Bono Publico Award from the Indiana Bar Foundation this December.
The sunset may be longer in coming for the $1 fee that was tacked onto civil legal filings to help shore up pro bono and legal services programs.
When the conflict arose between classes and basketball, John Ulmer, like just about any Hoosier would, picked roundball and, inadvertently, took his first steps toward a legal career that has since lasted more than 50 years.
Indiana Supreme Court justice-appointee Geoffrey Slaughter is resigning his position as Indiana Bar Foundation president a month earlier than his term would have ended.
Indiana’s IOLTA program is preparing to receive a multi-million dollar boost. The money is coming from a second round of funding released as part of the settlement agreement with the Bank of America as a penalty for financial fraud during the mortgage foreclosure crisis.
More than 185 high school students will get their chance to try a trial Saturday and Sunday in front of a panel of experienced judges.
Fishers High School was crowned the champion in the Indiana We the People High School competition and will represent the state at the national competition in April 2016. In the middle school competition, Brown County Junior High School in Nashville took first place for the sixth consecutive year.
The money is part of the $584,646 the Indiana Bar Foundation received from the Bank of America settlement with the federal government over the bank’s sale, structuring and issuance of residential mortgage-backed securities and certain other mortgage loans.
At its 65th anniversary celebration dinner Nov. 6, the Indiana Bar Foundation announced more than $1 million in grants to legal aid and pro bono districts, marking the first time the statewide nonprofit had been able to award such a large amount since the economic recession.
Journalist Bob Woodward's new book, history, and the lessons of leadership will all be part of Woodward’s talk when he comes to Indianapolis Nov. 6. Woodward is the keynote speaker at the Indiana Bar Foundation’s 65th anniversary benefit dinner.
The Indiana Bar Foundation, started in 1950, has grown over the years but its mission has always been the same – promoting civic education and improving access to justice.
Seven organizations have submitted applications to the Indiana Bar Foundation requesting just over $1 million in grants to help repair the damage from the housing crisis.