Educating Tomorrow's Leaders  |  Expanding Civil Justice  |  Aiding the Profession
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Annual Report
Civic Health Index
Pro Bono Reporting Assistance
Need information to complete your attorney registration? The Bar Foundation sends letters to its donors of $100 or more to help report donations from the prior calendar year. Watch your mail in July for a letter with you total gifts in 2017. Donate now to get ahead of your reporting in 2019, and find the FAQ on pro bono reporting here.
Are you a Fellow?
Each year, the Fellows select 5-10 nominees to honor. Any Fellow in good standing may nominate a colleague by completing this online form by July 1. Find the current list of Fellows here. Thank you all for your outstanding representation of the legal and judicial professions.
Pro Bono, LRE, Civics Award Nominations due July 1
Do you know a colleague, firm or bar association that is exceptionally committed to pro bono service? Someone who doesn't seek the limelight but deserves recognition? Nominate him or her for an award by filling out this online form. You may find the awards criteria for all mission areas here.
Merrillville H.S. Students Featured in Mock Trial Video, ITLA Makes First Major Pledge to 2020 Nationals in Evansville!
If you haven't seen it yet, watch this 4-minute video featuring Lake County mock trial students. The Foundation is grateful for the students, teachers and volunteers from all the schools that helped to make this video possible. 

Our thanks also to the attorneys and members of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association for their major pledge to sponsor the 2020 National High School Mock Trial Championship in Evansville.
Indiana's National Civics Competitors
Fishers Junior High School, 1st Place at We the People National Invitational
Congratulations to Fishers Junior High for winning first place at the We the People National Invitational!  Fishers High School represented Indiana at the We the People National Finals and  placed eighth in the nation out of 52 teams.

Trinity School at Greenlawn, South Bend, competed for the first time at the National High School Mock Trial Championship. Four staff and five volunteers attended to gather ideas for the competition destined for Evansville in 2020.
We the People Elementary State Showcase
On May 17th, 11 classes from around the state participated in the 2018 Indiana We the People Elementary State Showcase in Indianapolis. 260 fifth-graders discussed topics like separation of powers, the rule of law, and judicial review. Six classes participated from Lake Central Schools: Clark (St. John), Grimmer (Schererville), and Kahler (Dyer) Middle Schools. Three classes from the Canterbury School (Fort Wayne) joined, as well as Riverside Intermediate (Fishers) and William Tell Elementary (Tell City).
James Madison Legacy Project
An advanced professional development training for 8 Indiana We the People teachers will take place in Washington, D.C. June 10-13. In addition to touring the capital and attending workshops focused on curriculum and integrating state standards, teachers will also plan outreach efforts to recruit and mentor teachers who are new to the We the People program. Learn more about the James Madison Legacy Project here.
Change a Life: Help Hoosier Students
"This program changed my life."

That's what many of the more than 200,000 Hoosier students say about Indiana's We the People program. Did you ever have a high school, middle school or elementary class do that for you?

You make this possible with your annual donations that serve these youth, as well as those in Mock Trial. Renew your support for the rule of law with an unrestricted donation of $1,000 or more to ensure Hoosier youth learn how to engage with their peers and adults civilly.

Learn more about the Keystone Society and what your donation will do here. Participatory democracy thrives with participatory philanthropy! Act by September 30 to help the most students.
Deferred or Real Estate Donations Help Even More
When you think of deferred giving, do you think about the value a stock or real estate donation might bring to the mission you care about? 

Have you considered how donating an asset could help further your goals for the legal profession? Donating material items could help you establish an endowment at the Foundation that furthers your goals and helps the colleagues who have meant so much to you. Who have helped you make not just a living but make the world better by promoting civic values, civility in the profession, and charitable acts for those who cannot afford a private attorney.

For a confidential conversation, contact Chuck Dunlap, J.D., Theresa Browning, CFRE, or your financial advisor for more information.