Indiana Schools Capture Top Spots in We The People Nationals
Fishers High School Finished as national runner up, and Fishers Junior High School captured first place in their respective, We the People finals. In one week, the two schools emerged victorious over the nation's best high school and middle school We the People classes. Fishers High School made history by earning the highest finish of any Indiana high school to compete in the national finals. Hamilton Southeastern High School qualified and participated in the national finals. Fishers Junior High School placed an emphatic exclamation mark on Indiana's dominance of the We the People National Invitational by finished first in the nation. Fall Creek Junior High School finished third. Woodside Middle School earned the Unit 3 Award, and Hobart Middle School received Honorable Mention recognition. The Indiana Bar Foundation congratulates the students, educators, families, and school communities for the outstanding national finals results.
Foundation May Newsletter Now Available
The Indiana Bar Foundation has released its May Newsletter. Please take a moment to read about the latest information in civic education and civil legal assistance. Read the latest edition here.
2021 Civic Health Index Released
significant recommendations developed through the 2021 Indiana Civic Health
Index (INCHI) was establishing the Civic Education Task Force that ultimately
led to the passage of H.B. 1384. The legislation created the Indiana Civic Education Commission and requires one semester of middle school civics for all Indiana public school
students. The report also highlights significant data on Indiana voting and voter registration trends. Learn more here.
$13.1 Million Grant Awarded to Foundation
The Indiana Bar Foundation was awarded a $13.1 million grant from the Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority. The funds will be administered statewide for eviction prevention and housing stability legal services beginning in 2022. "The Foundation is uniquely
qualified and positioned to administer this critical program. Our network
of dedicated and hard-working legal aid providers around the state
will be our partners in delivering these services," said Foundation President and CEO
Charles Dunlap. Additional information will be released throughout the grant implementation process.
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 $50,000 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, the Indiana State Bar Association's Health Law Section, and Stewart Richardson Deposition Services. Sponsorships remain available. For additional information, please contact the Foundation's Director of Development and Communications, Kim Berry.