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Penn, Munster High School Students Win Scholarships
Two Hoosier students were selected for U.S. Senate Youth Program scholarships that include $10,000 each for college and a week in Washington, D.C. meeting policymakers in the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government. Learn more about them here.
Indiana Free Legal Answers
Pro bono opportunities anytime, anywhere with Indiana Free Legal Answers. Visit
and register as a pro bono attorney to answer legal questions from low-income Hoosiers.  Contact Marilyn Smith for more information.
Judges Needed for Mock Trial Competitions

The Foundation is hosting three regional High School Mock Trial competitions next month. The first will be in South Bend on February 10, and separate competitions will be in Hammond and Indianapolis on February 17. Volunteers do not need to be experienced litigators, or even attorneys, as there is a need for both scoring judges and presiding judges. Competition rules require three-judge panels, so please consider volunteering, because the need is great. For more details on how to volunteer, click here.
Indiana to Host Mock Trial 2020 in Evansville
Would you like to help organize this national event in 2020? There are plenty of small but important components to act on now. We're particularly in search of alumni, regardless of where or when you participated in mock trial, to share your story of its impact on your life, career choice, or skill set. If you didn't get the chance to read the Indiana Lawyer story with the announcement, you can find it here. Visit the 2020 National High School Mock Trial Championship  website and let us know if you are interested in volunteering. A staff member or volunteer will be in touch with more information.
Hon. Larry McKinney Endowment Fund Match Still Available, Fundraising Goal Nearing Completion
Thank you to everyone who donated in honor of the late Larry J. McKinney, a friend to the Foundation's civic education and civil justice mission. With his family's and colleagues' endorsement, the Foundation established an endowment in his honor dedicated to civic education in Indiana and agreed to match the first $10,000 donated to boost its impact. To date, $7,200 has been donated. If you would like to donate cash, property, or stock to the endowment, contact the Foundation's executive director Chuck Dunlap, J.D. or Theresa Browning, CFRE for details.
Communications Survey Results
Thanks to everyone who responded to a survey posted last quarter. In the interest of transparency, the survey results will be available here until February 15 for review. We have discussed the results with our volunteer leadership and will be using much of this information to tweak our communications as we move into 2018 and beyond. Questions may be directed to Theresa Browning, CFRE.
Deferred or Real Estate Donations
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 you no longer need 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 for the profession and the colleagues who have meant so much to you. Who have helped you not just make a living but make the world better by promoting civic values, civility in the profession, and charitable deeds for those who cannot afford a private attorney. For a confidential conversation, contact Chuck Dunlap, J.D., Theresa Browning, CFRE, or your financial advisor.