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2023 Indiana Civil Legal Assistance Conference

Indiana Civil Legal Assistance Conference Information and Resources

The Foundation and the Coalition for Court Access thank the 250 individuals participating in the 2023 Civil Legal Assistance Conference. Thank you to all the inspiring speakers focused on timely topics. Like the seven previous conferences, the conference was an opportunity to connect with colleagues from across Indiana.

Overview Agenda

Program Book

Conference Session Materials

Conference Survey and CLE Certificate are available here. The deadline for submitting the CLE certificate is Monday, November 14, 2023.


Please feel to contact Foundation Senior Counsel Marilyn Smith.

Indiana Civil Legal Conference Presenter’s Information

Justice Geoffrey G. Slaughter
Indiana Supreme Court

Justice Geoffrey G. Slaughter was appointed to the Indiana Supreme Court in June 2016 and was retained by voters in 2018. Before joining the Indiana Supreme Court, Justice Slaughter was a partner with Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP in Indianapolis and litigated complex business disputes in both state and federal courts. From 1995 to 2001, he served as special counsel to the Attorney General of Indiana. Justice Slaughter has been an active member of the Seventh Circuit Bar Association, the appellate-practice sections of the Indiana State Bar Association and the Indianapolis Bar Association, and The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies. He served as a board member and President of the Indiana Bar Foundation. He received his bachelor of arts in economics, with high honors, from Indiana University in Bloomington; an M.B.A. in finance from IU’s Kelley School of Business; and his juris doctor cum laude from IU’s Maurer School of Law.

Hon. Maria Granger is a trial court judge in Floyd County, Indiana, where she presides in a court of general jurisdiction, and she oversees two problem-solving courts addressing the unique behavioral health needs of veterans and families in crisis. Judge Granger is lauded in the community for her work in establishing Indiana’s first Veterans Court and in increasing veteran’s courts throughout the state. Before her being elected in 2009 to the trial bench, Judge Granger was a deputy prosecutor, attorney in private practice and Title IV-D Referee in Southern Indiana. She served on Indiana’s Commission for Equity and Access in the Court System, and is a member of local, state and national bar associations and the American Law Institute.  She holds a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from IU McKinney School of Law and Bachelors of Science from Indiana University.

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