Educating Tomorrow's Leaders | Expanding Civil Justice | Supporting the Profession
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We the People Volunteer Opportunities
The Foundation has recently made the decision to move 2020 We the People competitions online. We are seeking volunteers to judge and facilitate hearings at twelve virtual competitions starting in November. Please sign up for any date(s) and time(s) that works for you. Thank you for helping us educate tomorrow's leaders. 
CCA Conference
Registration is open for this year's Coalition Conference, which will be held via Zoom on Friday, October 30 from 10:00 am-3:30 pm (eastern). The Coalition Conference annually brings together pro bono and civil legal aid partners from around the state. This year's conference will offer 4 CLE credits.  
We the People Professional Development
The Foundation is hosting a virtual We the People professional development session on September 30 from 4:00-7:00 pm (eastern). Dr. Michael Ndemanu, professor at Ball State University, will present "Teaching About Race and Racism in the Classroom" and Christopher Riano, executive director of the Center for Civic Education, will cover the "14th Amendment and the Equal Protection Clause." Registration is free for Indiana teachers. Learn more here
Civic Education Task Force
At the task force's meeting on August 17, the Foundation presented its findings from the inventory of civic education in Indiana schools. From these results, the task force drafted policy recommendations and timelines of implementation. Recommendation topics include civics certifications, professional development, standards revision, and more. Those interested can watch the full presentation here
Indiana Free Legal Answers
During this stressful time, we find our communities are hampered by the legal process. Often it is a matter of where to turn for assistance that can alleviate confusion. Indiana Free Legal Answers provides an opportunity for attorneys to serve the less fortunate by volunteering time and knowledge. Sign up today at
Student Loan Repayment Assistance
The Hon. Richard M. Givan Loan Repayment Assistance Program (LRAP) and the Hon. J. Terrence and Peggy Cody LRAP provide assistance in the form of a forgivable loan to law school graduates employed in non-profit organizations dedicated to serving the civil legal needs of low-income individuals and families in Indiana. The program is designed to assist attorneys who have incurred significant educational debt so they can continue to work in civil legal aid programs. Applications for both programs are due October 1. 
Jim Dimos Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Foundation, in partnership with the Indiana State Bar Association, has created the Jim Dimos Scholarship Fund in memory of James "Jim" Dimos. The Fund will help attorneys improve the legal profession through two of Jim's passions: leadership and involvement in ISBA and ABA activities. Donations can be made online here. Please note the donation is for the Jim Dimos Memorial Scholarship Fund in the comment box.