Educating Tomorrow's Leaders | Expanding Civil Justice | Aiding the Profession
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Attorney Registration Help Available
The Foundation is sending you a letter or email in July, if you donated last year, to help you record donations on your attorney registration. The Coalition for Court Access has updated the FAQ about reporting your pro bono hours and donations here.
Save the Date: October 23 Indiana Civil Justice Conference
This conference in Indianapolis will be an excellent chance to network, learn and get CLE with Indiana's civil legal aid agencies, pro bono districts, law school clinics, pro bono lawyers, members of the judiciary and Court staff, and everyone else who provides legal help to low-income people in Indiana.
Scholarship and Award Deadlines Ahead
August 1, September 1, and October 2 are all deadlines for scholarships and awards. If you are a new lawyer, a legal aid lawyer, or have colleagues who deserve recognition for pro bono or law-related education, nominate someone today.
Provide Pro Bono Legal Aid, Advice Without Leaving the Office
The Foundation unveiled a new website for providing legal aid advice and information pro bono. It's just what volunteers have asked for: a short-term opportunity that fits your schedule, and it's reportable on your attorney registration (Rule 6.7). This Indiana Lawyer article will tell you more about it. If you are an attorney looking for a great way to give back to the community, try it out.
Attorneys at Faegre Baker Daniels' Indianapolis office learned about in.freelegalanswers.org and signed up to offer pro bono services at a lunchtime orientation. Faegre's attorneys in their Fort Wayne office participated via videoconference.

Volunteers Needed to Judge Civics Teachers
Can you help teachers as they give mock congressional testimony at the We the People Summer Institute? Volunteers are needed Thursday, July 13 from 10 a.m.-noon in Bloomington at the IU Education Building. Part of the professional development for teachers is to have them experience the stress their students undergo preparing for hearings, working as a team, etc. Contact Collin Gruver by July 5 if you can help. Also, save these We the People competition dates for the 2017 season.
High School Mock Trial Testimonial
"Mock Trial is one of the most critically demanding activities a high school student may undertake," according to one teacher. Learn how you can become involved to help high school students grow in their confidence, critical thinking skills and public speaking. If your child's school is seeking an extracurricular activity to build those skills, learn how to implement Mock Trial. Contact Collin Gruver, 317-608-6503.
Allen's Gift Jump Starts 2017 Keystone Society
"Indiana is a leader in civic education nationwide. Our We the People and High School Mock Trial programs are well-respected across the country. We all need to come together now so we can continue the philanthropy that makes these programs possible for Hoosier children," said Kenneth J. Allen, the Foundation's board president in an announcement about his $26,000 donation helping supporters join the Keystone Society.

Read more here about how Allen's donation can help you advance the values we share. Consider how you can donate to foster both civic education and civil justice programs. Hurry! September 30 is the last day of this annual campaign.
Staffer Earns Certification
Congratulations to Theresa Browning, Director of Development and Communications, on successfully completing the CFRE exam. The CFRE, or Certified Fund Raising Executive, is the "first globally-recognized credential for fundraising professionals." Her commitment to ethical, professional fundraising standards ensures that you can trust the Foundation is following the highest levels of accountability to donors.