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Honor a Colleague
September 1st is the deadline for five awards the Foundation gives annually: the Law-related Education, Pro Bono Publico, William Baker, Dr. John Patrick and Randall T. Shepard Award for Excellence in Pro Bono. Submit your nominations today.
Proffitt Honored for Civility, Professionalism
Join the Foundation on September 21 as we celebrate the career of John Proffitt, Life Fellow, who has been selected as the 2017 Legendary Lawyer. The reception will begin at 5:00 p.m. Learn more and RSVP here
Save the Date: October 23, 2017
"Indiana Partnerships for Justice," a Coalition for Court Access sponsored conference, will be at the Ivy Tech Conference Center in Indianapolis.
Free Legal Answers for Low-Income Hoosiers
Visit the Foundation's booth at the ISBA Annual Meeting, September 27-29, and learn more about volunteering. We'll be demonstrating the improved Indiana Free Legal Answers website, a quick and easy way to do pro bono from your home and office. Since the website's relaunch in May 2017, volunteer attorneys have answered 320 legal questions submitted by low-income Hoosiers.
Limited Scope Representation CLE
At the September annual meeting, we encourage you to attend the session presented by the ISBA Pro Bono Committee on "Limited Scope Representation: The Ethics of Making It Work for Profit and Pro Bono." This session, led by Monica Fennell (Faegre Baker Daniels), Charles Kidd (Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission) and Christopher Ripley (Ripley Law Office), will offer 1 hour of CLE on September 28, 2017 at 9:15 am ET.
$10,000 College Scholarship for High Schoolers

The selection process for the U.S. Senate Youth Program has begun. Indiana will select two students to each receive a $10,000 college scholarship and a week in Washington, D.C., where they will hear major policy addresses from senators, cabinet members and other public officials. Learn more about this bipartisan program and the application procedures here . The Foundation is proud to administer this program in Indiana.
Ice Miller Hosts HSE Mock Trial Team, Team Places 2nd in National Competition
Attorneys at Ice Miller LLP watched a 30-minute abbreviated trial by the Hamilton Southeastern High School team on July 25. What did the litigators learn? That Indiana has top-notch high school students in its High School Mock Trial program. Attorneys praised the students' abilities to examine witnesses and focus on core facts in a case they had learned in the previous seven weeks.

Janet Chandler, the team coach and a Foundation board member, had her students demonstrate an opening statement and direct examination of a witness, and the students explained the multiple roles they filled on the team. 

Many thanks to Rich Thrapp, board member and host, Janet Chandler, the HSE team, and the attorneys who attended this presentation. The team placed second at the National Judicial Competition, sponsored by the YMCA, and will compete in Indiana's High School Mock Trial program in February 2018.
Keith Potter, We the People Northeast Regional Coordinator
"I have been involved in the We the People program since I began teaching the course at Homestead High School in 1997. I taught the class and competed in district (now regional) and state competitions for 19 years until I retired in 2016. After retirement, I became the coordinator for the northeast regional. I have also mentored five times at the summer institutes (professional development for new and returning teachers). I enjoyed teaching the class and wanted to stay involved after retirement, so I applied for the open regional coordinator position. Anyone who is interested in seeing young people learn more about the Constitution should become involved as a volunteer."

Find the northeast regional competitions here and email Keith if you would like to judge.
September 30: Last Day Your Donation Will Be Matched to Help Students, Legal Aid Clients
The Foundation's president, Kenneth J. Allen, has offered to help the Foundation's students in civic education programs and clients served by the civil justice mission. He agreed to match any increased Keystone Society donation of at least $750.

Read more here about how your donation can help you advance the values we share Consider how you can donate to foster both civic education and civil justice programs. September 30th is the last day of this annual campaign. If you aren't sure how much you have given this year, contact our development staff .