Apply Now for Student Loan Repayment Opportunities
Applications are open for the Foundation's Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP). LRAP provides a forgivable loan to help offset student loan costs for law school graduates who enter in a professional career with a qualifying Indiana civil legal aid program. Additional information and applications are available here. Applications are due on or before November 1.
Register for the October 22
2021 Coalition for Court Access Annual Conference
Registration remains open for the 2021 Coalition for Court Access Annual Conference. The Friday, October 22 virtual (Zoom) meeting begins at 10 a.m. (ET) and concludes at 3:30 p.m. The conference offers a dynamic agenda with a cannot-miss opening plenary session with Indiana author Ruth Reichard discussing here book, "Blood and Steel: Ryan White, the AIDS Crisis and Deindustrialization in Kokomo, Indiana." There are five breakout sessions with relevant topics including corporate wellness, Indiana's eviction crisis, and more. The event fee is $25, including four CLE credits, or FREE if you are a civil legal aid/pro bono staff member or volunteer for one of Indiana’s civil legal aid/pro bono organizations. Please direct questions to Marilyn Smith, Vice President and Director of Civil Justice Programs at the Foundation.
Bar Foundation President and CEO Attends 9/11 Commission Reunion
Indiana Bar Foundation President and CEO Charles Dunlap attended Monday night's reunion of former 9/11 Commission members at IU-Bloomington. Dunlap had the opportunity to chat with Commission Co-Chairs, former Indiana Congressman Lee Hamilton, and Former New Jersey Governor Thomas Kean. Congressman Hamilton has been a long-time supporter of the Foundation's "Civic Health Index," a bi-annual report on Indiana's civic engagement.
Bar Foundation President and CEO Celebrates 20 Years
Indiana Bar Foundation (Foundation) President and CEO Charles "Chuck" Dunlap is celebrating his 20th year leading the Indianapolis-based organization. Dunlap has been instrumental in growing the 70-year-old agency into a nationally recognized leader in civil legal assistance and civic education. "Our future is bright. As the scope of our organization broadens, we foresee growth in the number of donors, supporters, and partners. I am excited and humbled by what the next 20 years hold for the Foundation," said Dunlap.
Pro Bono Opportunity Guide Now Available
Indiana Legal Help has developed the Pro Bono Opportunity Guide, a new volunteer matching tool for legal professionals and legal assistance providers. The guide invites legal assistance organizations from around the state to post volunteer opportunities on one central website. Now, legal professionals can easily search for opportunities across multiple organizations that match their time, location, and skill set. Please join Indiana Legal Help in celebrating and sharing this new statewide resource.
'We The People' Competitions 2021
Information is available on the 'We the People' website regarding online regional competition dates and registration. Learn more and register your team here.
The Foundation appreciates your flexibility, patience, and understanding as we adapt and improve our initial, successful template from last year’s online competition to this year.
Mock Trial Diversity Initiative Presented by Krieg DeVault LLP
The Foundation has launched its High School Mock Trial Diversity Initiative, presented by Krieg DeVault LLP. This initiative seeks to to eliminate financial barriers to participation in the Foundation's Mock Trial program while providing schools mentors from the legal community. More than $45,000 has been raised from Krieg DeVault LLP, Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Lumina Foundation, Hall Render, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, Ice Miller LLP, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP, Quarles & Brady LLP, and the Indiana State Bar Association's Health Law Section. Sponsorships remain available. For additional information, please contact the Foundation's Director of Development and Communications, Kim Berry.