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ISBA finalizes partnerships with all four Indiana law schools

Tuesday, September 4, 2018   (0 Comments)
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INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana State Bar Association’s Board of Governors approved a partnership with Indiana University’s Robert H. McKinney School of Law during an Aug. 24 board meeting at Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana.


With the agreement, ISBA now has partnerships with all four Indiana law schools: McKinney, IU’s Mauer School of Law, the Notre Dame Law School and the Valparaiso University Law School.


As part of the partnerships, all law students in Indiana will become ISBA members during their time in school.


The board also recommended bylaw changes that the ISBA House of Delegates will consider at the upcoming ISBA Annual Meeting, Oct. 10, in French Lick. The changes will make it easier for law students to get involved in ISBA sections and committees.


The McKinney partnership was the most significant development from the board’s afternoon meeting. It also heard an update from the ISBA Investment Committee, evaluated current membership initiatives and approved bylaws changes for the Intellectual Property Section, which sought some flexibility for the timing of its annual section meeting.


Before the meeting, members of the board and ISBA staff volunteered their morning at Gleaners, preparing meals for Indiana children. Together, they boxed meal kits that will help feed 960 Hoosier children.


The volunteer outing was spearheaded by ISBA President Andi M. Metzel. 


See photos from the volunteer event on the Indiana State Bar Association Facebook page


About the Indiana State Bar Association:

Founded in 1896, the Indiana State Bar Association is the single largest legal organization in the state. The ISBA serves and advocates on behalf of its members, their clients and the public interest as the independent voice of the legal profession. The ISBA’s office is located in downtown Indianapolis. For more information about the Indiana State Bar Association, visit

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