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Annual Report 
Civic Health Index
We the People Volunteers Needed
Volunteer for one or more of the six We the People regional competitions happening around the state this November. Sign up today or contact Collin Gruver at or (317) 608-6503 for more information.
Guardian Ad Litem Training
This advanced seminar (12 CLE credits, 1 credit applies to ethics) will be held September 27-28 in Hammond and is free to those who commit to 3 pro bono investigations in the next 2 years.
Corporate Sponsorships
Want to support civics, civil legal aid, or students competing nationally? Consider lending your name to a sponsorship at any one of the 15 events or activities the Foundation organizes annually. From civic competitions in communities across the state to a civil legal aid conference, you can gain visibility for your firm or business and help the mission you love!
Coalition for Court Access Pro Bono Retreat
Indiana Supreme Court Justice Geoffrey Slaughter, Chair of the Coalition for Court Access, speaking at the Pro Bono Retreat.

The Coalition for Court Access (CCA) hosted a Pro Bono Retreat August 8-9 in Greencastle. A wide representation of Indiana civil legal aid leaders attended with 20 civil legal aid organizations present.  A special thank you to Faegre Baker Daniels LLP for the grant for the retreat and the technical assistance provided.
"Do What's Right"
  J. Lee McNeely will receive the 2018 Legendary Lawyer Award for his public service, community involvement, and contributions to the legal profession in his more than 50 years as an Indiana attorney.  Lee has focused his career on giving both to the public and the Indiana bar. That dedication to the public has manifested in a variety of ways including through his volunteerism and multiple boards and awards.

A reception and award ceremony honoring Lee McNeely will be held September 26 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in Shelbyville. Please send your RSVP to by September 12.
CCA Fellows Presentations at Indiana Supreme Court
On August 13, six law students completed the CCA Summer Fellowship Program with presentations in the Indiana Supreme Courtroom. The Fellows surveyed and assessed resources, needs, issues, and concerns that affect or impact court access in select Indiana counties.
U.S. Senate Youth Applications Due Sept. 28
Do you know a high school student interested in leadership, public service, and government? Encourage him or her to apply for the U.S. Senate Youth Program. Two Indiana delegates will each be awarded a $10,000 college scholarship and will spend a week in Washington, D.C. studying the federal government and its leaders. Apply by September 28.
Help Students Succeed
"This program has informed me not only of what is going on in my local community but also in a greater capacity of the nation and the world. I want to attend West Point. 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

You can help Seth and other students understand their responsibilities as citizens. Donate before September 30 to ensure Seth and his peers are well-equipped to succeed. A donation of at least $1,000 will help Seth and other students in Indiana learn about the U.S. Constitution and trial processes.