Educating Tomorrow's Leaders  |  Expanding Civil Justice  |  Aiding the Profession
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Annual Report 
Civic Health Index
Lawyers in Libraries
The Indiana Library Federation is partnering with the Coalition for Court Access to host "Lawyers in Libraries" in celebration of National Pro Bono Week (October 21-27). If you are interested in volunteering in northeast or central Indiana, please contact Marilyn Smith.
Expungement Clinic
The Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence is hosting an expungement clinic October 10th in Washington, Indiana. Contact Kerry Hyatt Bennett for more information.
Loan Repayment Assistance Applications
The goal of the Richard M. Givan Loan Repayment Assistance Program is to assist law school graduates who wish to work in civil legal aid and to assist civil legal aid organizations in recruiting and retaining qualified lawyers. Applications are due October 1.
New President, Board Members Elected
Kenneth J. Allen, 2016-2018 President, handing the gavel to 
Amy K. Noe Dudas at the June board meeting.

Amy K. Noe Dudas, Dudas Law, Richmond, assumed presidency of the Foundation's board of directors on July 1. Dudas will serve as president through June 2020. 

New members of the board include: Hon. Nancy L. Gettinger, La Porte County Superior Court, La Porte, Michael Potts, Brown County Junior High School, Nashville, and Derrick H. Wilson, Mattox & Wilson LLP, New Albany. 
Coalition for Court Access Conference
On November 2, the CCA is hosting a statewide conference (5 CLE credits) intended for legal aid providers, pro bono lawyers, law school clinics, members of the judiciary and Court staff, and everyone else who provides legal help to low and modest means people in Indiana.

Plenary speakers include Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush and Attorney/Advocate Mark Nicholson. Mr. Nicholson is believed to be the only lawyer in modern Indiana history to be admitted to the bar with a major felony conviction. His own criminal history led him to the Indiana State Public Defender's Office, where he worked for five years.

Early bird pricing ends October 2nd -- register today!
We the People Volunteers Needed
The first We the People competition of the season is less than six weeks away! Sign up to judge at a regional competition near you. No experience is necessary as training will be provided onsite. Contact Collin Gruver for more information.
Court History & CLE Symposium

The 11th annual Court History and Continuing Legal Education Symposium will be presented on Thursday, October 25 in Indianapolis. The event will feature an exploration of legal history and the law related to what is popularly known as "gerrymandering" through the 1986 Davis v. Bandemer U.S. Supreme Court decision. A panel discussion featuring five retired judges will follow. Register by October 23.
September 30 Deadline Approaching
"Learning about being civically engaged and what it truly means to be a citizen has allowed me to understand the great responsibility and commitment of being in the U.S. military." -- Seth, 2017 civic education competitor
Donate before September 30 to ensure students succeed. A donation of $1,000 will help Seth and others understand and exercise their civic responsibilities. Each membership level of the Keystone Society will be recognized in Res Gestae and The Indiana Lawyer

If you have questions about the Keystone Society or other donations beyond cash (stocks, real estate, etc.), please contact Theresa Browning, CFRE, for a confidential conversation. We are making great strides.