Whitney Mosby Highlights the Importance of the IBF in The Indiana Lawyer
BGD partner Whitney Mosby recently explained why contributions to the Indianapolis Bar Foundation (IBF) have such a large scale community impact in an article in The Indiana Lawyer. In her column, Mosby shared four specific ways that the community benefits from the IBF and why the programs would not exist without the generosity and energy of the directors, fellows and donors of the IBF.
Service to the Community
Mosby explained that the IBF directly supports pro bono programs of the IndyBar including Ask a Lawyer, Low Asset Wills Program, Legal Line and Bankruptcy Help Line. Each program helps a wide spectrum in the community from homeless and families in crisis to business owners.
Service to the Profession
The IBF helps fund the Diversity Job Fair for law students. The fair showcases Indianapolis as a great place to work and live. The IBF also publishes the “Commonly Asked Questions About Indiana Law: A Guide for Pro Bono Service.” The guide is free of charge to all volunteers participating in IndyBar-sponsored pro bono events.
IBF provides scholarships for IndyBar programming, including the Bar Review course, the Applied Professionalism course, the Bench Bar Conference and the Bar Leader Series. The IBF also funds law student scholarships each year.
Educational Initiatives – The Bench Bar Conference
The IBF provides educational grants and program funding to boost the level of professionalism and collegiality in the Indianapolis legal community. Programs funded by the IBF include the annual Bench Bar Conference. This event attracts more than 300 attorneys, judicial officers and guests.
To read the full column entitled, "IndyBar: Together We are Making a Difference," please visit The Indiana Lawyer webpage.