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Indiana Free Legal Answers Clinic

On December 6, twenty-one attorneys attended an Indiana Free Legal Answers Clinic at Cummins in Indianapolis, organized by Faegre Baker Daniels. Find out how you can easily log pro bono hours anytime, anywhere with Indiana Free Legal Answers.
Mock Trial Deadline Approaching
The early bird registration deadline for the 2019 High School Mock Trial Competition season is this Friday, December 21. Interested in volunteering with a team? Contact Collin Gruver, cgruver@inbf.org or 317-608-6503.
Two Hamilton County Schools Win We the People State Competition
 
Nearly 650 students versed in the U.S. Constitution and American history competed at the We the People State Finals December 9-11. Hamilton Southeastern High School, Fishers, won the Foundation's premiere civic education competition and will represent Indiana at the national competition April 26-29, 2019 in Virginia. Fishers Junior High School took first place at the middle school competition.

Finishing in second and third place at the high school level were  Fishers High School  and P lainfield High School , respectively.  Other teams competing in the top five were Castle High School, Newburgh, and Franklin Central High School, Indianapolis.  

At the middle school competition, Brown County Junior High School, Nashville, finished second, and St. Richard's Episcopal School, Indianapolis,  took  third place.

Learn more about the We the People program here.
2018 Awards & Recognition Dinner
The Foundation honored its civic education and civil justice volunteers on December 9 at a dinner that brought together 150 lawyers and judges from around the state. This article by The Indiana Lawyer highlights the award recipients. 

During the evening, the  F oundation announced a new endowment devoted to the  We the People  program. The William G. and Jane A. Baker Endowed Fund was formed with $170,000 from the estate of the late New Castle attorney William Baker and his wife, Jane.   

This year's Keystone Society members were also recognized. See the full list herein the November edition of Res Gestae, or in the November 28 edition of The Indiana Lawyer. Many thanks to everyone who makes this mission stronger!
Civics Alum Shares
Studying We the People: the Citizen and the Constitution during the 2016-2017 school year, Chelsey McClelland's interest in politics, government, and history "exploded."

"It was the most meaningful class I took in high school," said the Franklin Central High School graduate. "We the People helped me think about 'what do I stand for?'"

Students like Chelsey remind us why this mission is important. Help today with a donation before December 31 or start giving monthly so you can help even more students like Chelsey.