2022 Was a Very Good Year for the Foundation
Dec 29 2022
As 2022 concludes, Indiana Bar Foundation President & CEO Charles Dunlap reviews the year and looks forward to 2023.
This year the Indiana Bar Foundation (Foundation) had much to celebrate, including reaching a milestone with the statewide deployment of 120 Indiana Legal Help kiosks around the state. This particular Foundation project had so many moving parts and partners that I wanted to highlight it and the hundreds of people around the state that helped make it happen. First, Foundation staff have devoted countless hours to planning and reviewing hundreds of details before the first kiosk was shipped in October. We are truly fortunate as an organization to have such highly motivated and dedicated people working to advance the mission of the Foundation. In addition to the board and staff of the Foundation, there are several new and some continuing partners that have been critical as well. The Foundation’s new partnership with the Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority has been an excellent new relationship that has enabled both organizations to move the needle on housing stability and legal assistance for all Hoosiers. In addition to this new partnership with the IHCDA, the Foundation has also been fortunate to develop many new relationships with the 120 host sites for the Indiana Legal Help kiosks. These grassroots partners come from county courthouses, libraries, and community centers across the state. They are now part of an expanding statewide network connecting Hoosiers with critical legal resources. All these new relationships have expanded on the Foundation’s historic and robust partnership with the judges of Indiana through the Indiana Supreme Court and its Office of Judicial Administration, as well as the attorneys of Indiana and the Indiana State Bar Association. Projects like the Indiana Legal Help kiosk take incredible collaboration, leadership, vision, and partnership. These characteristics are some of the skills the Indiana Bar Foundation team will continue to bring to additional exciting projects in 2023 and beyond.