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Keystone Society
Thanks to the generous support of our donors, the Foundation exceeded its goal of $100,000 for the Keystone Society in 2019. The list of members can be found here

To join the Keystone Society in 2020, consider donating $100 monthly or contact Kim Berry at 317-269-7864 or kberry@inbf.org to discuss how to reach your charitable goals.
Mock Trial Volunteer Opportunities

The Foundation is looking for both attorneys and non-attorneys to serve as judges at upcoming mock trial competitions. Morning, afternoon, and evening shifts are available at multiple locations around the state:
  • February 8 - Evansville 
  • February 15 - Hammond & Indianapolis
  • February 22 - South Bend
  • March 7-8 - State Competition (Indianapolis)
Previous experience is not necessary to participate at the competitions above. To sign up, please submit the volunteer form.

The Foundation also launched the registration system for the 2020 National High School Mock Trial Competition that will be hosted in Evansville May 7-9. Those interested in being a presiding or scoring judge at nationals should fill out the judge registration. Those who do not have previous mock trial experience, but want to be a part of the national event, should register as an event volunteer.
U.S. Senate Youth Delegates Announced
Eilidh MacLeod, a junior at Signature School in Evansville, and Aldo Medina, a senior at Arsenal Technical High School in Indianapolis, will represent Indiana at the 2020 U.S. Senate Youth Program's Washington Week and will each receive a $10,000 college scholarship for undergraduate study.

This year, 61 young Hoosiers applied for this competitive, merit-based program. The top ten applicants selected then took an exam on government, public affairs and history, wrote an essay and conducted an interview with state judges and attorneys. The Bar Foundation administers the application process with funds provided by The Hearst Foundations. Learn more about this year's delegates and the program here.
Traffic Amnesty
For 2020, Indiana has passed a Traffic Amnesty Program which is in effect from January 1 - December 31. People in Indiana now have new help getting their driver's license back after having it suspended. They can get their fines and fees cut down so their licenses can be reinstated. The Indiana Legal Help website now has the Traffic Amnesty forms available here.
Students to Represent Indiana Nationally
The Foundation is pleased to announce three schools will represent Indiana at the We the People National Finals and Invitational. Cathedral High School and Hamilton Southeastern High School will compete at the National Finals April 25-27. Fishers Junior High School will attend the National Invitational the following weekend.

The winner of the Indiana High School Mock Trial State Competition will compete at its nationals, which the Foundation is hosting in Evansville May 7-9. To support a specific school or all teams going to nationals, donate online and make a note in the comments section.