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Indiana State Bar Association sponsors inaugural 'Annual Day of Service' Sept. 21

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The Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA) Service Committee will sponsor its first-ever “Annual Day of Service” on Saturday, Sept. 21, where attorneys and judges from across the state will come together in their local counties to engage in hands-on community service. From cleaning up neighborhoods to harvesting fresh produce for local food shelters, volunteers will have the chance to be a part of this new movement in the Indiana legal community.

The following service projects for Sept. 21 are as follows:

ALLEN COUNTY:
Renaissance Pointe YMCA | 2323 Bowser Ave., Fort Wayne | 8:00 a.m. (EDT)

To volunteer, contact Lindsay Hurni, lhurni@burtblee.com

LAKE COUNTY:                       
Resident’s Home | 11104 W. 133rd Ave., Cedar Lake | 10:00 a.m. (CDT)

To volunteer, contact Jennifer Irons, jenirons@zlawpro.com

LAPORTE COUNTY:      
Luhr Park | 3178 S. County Rd. 150 W, LaPorte | 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (CDT)

To volunteer, contact Jaime Oss, joss@hmkattorneys.com

MARION COUNTY:       

Indy Urban Acres | 7700 E. 21st St., Indianapolis | 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (EDT)

To volunteer, contact Stephanie Penninger, spenninger@beneschlaw.com

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. | Monon Trail (Volunteers will meet in the State Fairgrounds parking lot located at corner of 38th St. & Watson Rd.) | 9:00 a.m. to Noon (EDT)

To volunteer, contact Stephanie Penninger, spenninger@beneschlaw.com

Wheeler Mission Ministries | 245 N. Delaware St., Indianapolis | 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. (EDT)

To volunteer, contact Amber Nicole Ying, anyinglaw@gmail.com

NEWTON COUNTY:       
George Ade Memorial Health Care Center | 3623 Indiana 16, Brook | 10:00 a.m. (painting project) & 1:30 p.m. (help with bingo) - (CDT)

To volunteer, contact Candace Armstrong, candace@cdalawoffices.com

WAYNE COUNTY:       
Circle U Help Center | 19 N. 13th St., Richmond | 8:00 a.m. (EDT)

To volunteer, contact David Lynch, david@amynoelaw.com


MORE: The ISBA Service Committee, created in 2012, stands for hands-on community service, with the goal to inspire attorneys to get their hands dirty in digging trenches, cleaning up their local parks, adopting streets, building homes, and aiding in disaster relief. While many State Bar committees and sections perform seasonal service activities, both legal and nonlegal, most are not supported by a committee structured to be completely devoted to nonlegal community service, where members of the bench and bar play an active role in improving the physical appearance of serviced communities. Although attorneys throughout the Hoosier State are not strangers to the idea of community service, before now there has never been an organized effort throughout the state that enabled the bench and bar to help their communities outside the realms of the legal world. The ISBA Service Committee is an innovative concept for bar associations and hopes to serve as a nationwide model for direct community service and unifying members of state, local and specialty bar associations, and to stand as a beacon of light for improving the reputation of the legal community as a whole.

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