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Elementary Showcase Judges Needed in May
You will adore these fifth-grade scholars at the We the People elementary showcases in Fort Wayne, Valparaiso and Indianapolis. Sign up today to help their love of civics thrive.
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.
2018 Community Redevelopment Justice Grants Awarded
The Joint Grant Committee, chaired by Hon. Melissa May, recommended distributing $430,000 in grants to civil legal aid organizations working to help communities become stronger, increase the number of steady residents, and build a sturdy community financial base.  The committee recommendations were reviewed and approved at the Foundation's April board meeting.  Find the list of 2018 grantees here
We the People National Finals Results
Check out the Foundation's Facebook and Twitter for the latest results on Team Indiana at the We the People National Finals. Over the next two weeks, updates will be posted on the We the People National Invitational as well as the National High School Mock Trial Championship.
Hoosier Youth Take On Washington, D.C.
Connor Meyer (left) and Matt Forsey (right) with 
Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats
It was Connor Meyer's dream to be in the U.S. Supreme Court chamber. The Munster youth had that dream fulfilled as a delegate from Indiana in the U.S. Senate Youth Program's Washington Week. Matt Forsey, South Bend, joined Connor as the second delegate. Connor and Matt spoke to the Bar Foundation's board at its April meeting.

Connor said Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina "humanized the federal government" for him with his story of rising from poverty to the U.S. Senate.  Likewise, both found comments from Rep. John Lewis, Georgia, inspiring, including the advice to "follow something that sets your heart ablaze."

Matt appreciated the "candid" comments by the public officials the students met from the highest levels of government. Though the delegates from across the nation had various political views, they held public officials accountable when questioning them - backing their fellow delegates up with follow up questions to public officials who appeared to be dodging direct answers.

Learn more about the U.S. Senate Youth Program here.
Change a Life - Help Hoosier Students, Teachers, Adults
More than 200,000 Hoosier students have learned about the constitution in the past 30 years of civic education in Indiana's We the People program. What do they most commonly say?

"This program changed my life."

You make this possible with your annual donations that serve these youth, as well as those in Mock Trial, Senate Youth and others. 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. Help them understand the citizen's role in government and policy. Learn more about the Keystone Society and what your donation will do here.