Indiana Bar Foundation

Educating Tomorrow's Leaders • Increasing Access to Justice

Latest News

Read the Foundation's January e-newsletter here. Sign up to receive our monthly newsletter here.

Indiana Bar Foundation announces $1.4 million in grants in 2016 to statewide nonprofits to expand civil justice

"The Foundation's 65th anniversary gives the legal profession more opportunities to demonstrate how attorneys serve the public," said Slaughter.

2015 Indiana Civic Health Index Released

Upcoming Events

February 13 - Indiana High School Mock Trial Competition - South Bend. Judges sign up here.

February 20 - Indiana High School Mock Trial Competition -  Indianapolis & Hammond. Judges sign up here.


Indiana High School Mock Trial

Volunteer Opportunities

Indiana High School Mock Trial is an excellent opportunity for students to deepen their understanding of the legal system, develop critical thinking skills, and improve their advocacy and public speaking skills. We're seeking lawyers to act as presiding and scoring judges and other volunteers to serve as facilitators throughout the 2016 season. A full description of responsibilities, times, locations, and registration can be found here. Please contact Marilyn Smith at or (317) 269-7863 for more information.

Day of Competition Information

South Bend Regional Competition - February 13, 2016
Hammond Regional Competition - February 20, 2016
Indianapolis Regional Competition - February 20, 2016

Pro Bono Reporting (Professional Rule 6.7)

Donations to the Indiana Bar Foundation may be reported on your
2017 annual attorney registration pro bono report. Click here to download FAQs on the Professional Rule 6.7. Click here to read the joint statement released on November 23, 2015 by ISBA President Carol Adinamis and Indiana Bar Foundation President Geoffrey Slaughter on pro bono reporting. Additional questions may be directed to Marilyn Smith, 317-269-7863.

If you need free legal services, go to this site for aid in your area.

Our Mission: Increasing Access to Justice

The Indiana Bar Foundation is a charitable foundation dedicated to strengthening access to justice and appreciation for the rule of law in Indiana.


To accomplish our mission we gather and direct resources toward three main areas: assisting people who have difficulty accessing the justice system, providing civic education for Hoosiers of all ages, and improving Indiana's Judicial System and the legal profession.


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