Educating Tomorrow's Leaders | Expanding Civil Justice | Aiding the Profession
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Indiana Kids Election
U.S. Senate Youth Program Awards Scholarships and Memorable Encounters
$10,000 and a Chance to Meet the Next President
Do you know a civics-minded high school junior or senior who might want a $10,000 college scholarship? Find the application criteria here for the U.S. Senate Youth Program. The deadline is September 30, 2016. Learn what last year's recipients, Alex Yom and Brooke Hanes, enjoyed most.
Volunteer Recognition Opportunities
Deadline: September 1
Find nomination criteria and descriptions for pro bono and civic awards available. Nominating a colleague is a great opportunity to give our volunteers the recognition they so richly deserve. We know they don't do it for the recognition, but they deserve some anyway.
Growth in Civics Programs Means More Volunteers Needed
Mock Trial, We the People, and Indiana Kids Election
If you like helping students learn about civics, the trial process, or voting, please volunteer with the Foundation at one of these upcoming events.

There has been unprecedented growth in the We the People Summer Institute professional development program, which leads to more volunteer opportunities this November. High School Mock Trial will be seeking more volunteers during the regional and state competitions in February and March. Plus, we're working with the ISBA to recruit volunteers for Indiana Kids Election and helping finance the program's expenses.

Don't have time to volunteer? Consider an unrestricted financial donation. Every hour you donate and every donation you make helps educate tomorrow's leaders.
Pro Bono Reporting Rule 6.7 FAQ
Your Questions Answered
The Indiana Supreme Court's effort to understand how many hours and donations Indiana attorneys provide for legal services to the indigent will require reporting of those figures, even if they are zero, when you renew your attorney registration this year. Read this FAQ or contact the Foundation's Director of Civil Justice Programs, Marilyn Smith, at (317) 269-7863 for help. Make a donation now to report on your 2017 attorney registration. The Foundation will send you a letter in July with your cumulative donations to aid your registration renewal. (If you don't recall seeing your 2016 donation letter, please contact Kayla DeVoy at 317-608-6502.) Supporting others will make you feel better by ensuring Hoosiers find legal assistance when they need it.
John Ulmer, Goshen, 2016 Legendary Lawyer
Celebration Honoring Legendary Lawyer on Sept. 22nd
The Fellows of the Indiana Bar Foundation will honor John Ulmer, Of Counsel with Yoder Ainlay Ulmer & Buckingham LLP, on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at the Maplecrest Country Club in Goshen. The reception will begin at 5:30 pm, and the program will begin at 6:00 pm. Guest speakers include Hon. Margret Robb, Indiana Court of Appeals, and Sherrill Colvin, Haller & Colvin PC.

Learn more about Mr. Ulmer and his career, and RSVP to  Kayla DeVoy at (317) 608-6502.
Want to Help? Not Sure How?
Volunteering, Keystone Society Match Continues
The Foundation's staff and board of directors want to know your interests. We will help direct you to a fulfilling volunteer activity that fits your schedule and professional goals.  Some supporters choose to donate to help fulfill the mission. With your investment, you can help advance the Foundation's impact on civic education and civil justice.

Through the Keystone Society, you can make monthly, quarterly, or annual contributions to advance the mission of public service and education. Having met the initial $25,000 matching gift sooner than expected, the match has been extended to offer donors until September 30th to make a donation that doubles in value. 

Estate planning allows others to make a legacy donation to their favorite program area whether it's JLAP, civics, or civil justice. Perhaps you would even like to establish your own endowment to help in the future. Talk to staff today to learn how accessible an endowment fund is at the Indiana Bar Foundation.