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IndyBar: Reach for Youth to Receive 2021 $35,000 Indianapolis Bar Foundation Community Empowerment Fund Grant

Reach for Youth Inc. has been named the 2021 recipient of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation’s Community Empowerment Fund grant of $35,000. Reach for Youth will use the funds to pilot a Restorative Justice Circles model, which diverts young people from suspension, expulsion and the justice system by helping them understand the negative consequences of their actions, how they impact others and how to restore and repair relationships.

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IndyBar: We Need Your Ideas for IndyBarHQ!

An IndyBarHQ utilization task force has been organized, featuring a diverse group of members, to direct our new HQ’s evolution with intention and creativity. The ideas already are simmering vigorously, but we need your help to bring them to a full boil.

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IndyBar: Everybody’s Free (To Carry Cash)

In June 1997, Mary Schmich wrote an essay for the Chicago Tribune that became known as “Wear Sunscreen.” Twenty-four years and two weeks later, IndyBar Foundation President Adam Christensen presents his attempt at the same, a hat tip to “Wear Sunscreen,” tailored for our profession and our times.

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IndyBar: Thank You, CAQ Volunteers!

Each year, the IndyBar publishes “Commonly Asked Questions about Indiana Law,” a reference guide used by members when volunteering with association legal advice and pro bono programs. Thank you to our 2021 volunteer authors and editor.

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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.

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IndyBar: Bench Bar 2021: Reconnect, Refine and Refresh

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.

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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.

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