ICLEF, A Nonprofit Organization

ICLEF has always been a separate and independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the sole mission to provide CLE since it was founded by the Indiana Bar Foundation in 1964 and it remains so today. Our staff of dedicated people works every day to provide the best CLE they can in the most cost effective and efficient manner possible.
It has come to our attention that there may be some confusion regarding ICLEF’s status as a nonprofit organization. We feel it necessary to “clear the air” for those of you who matter most; the attendees and faculty of ICLEF programming.

ICLEF was created as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation in April 1964 by the Indiana Bar Foundation and we remain a nonprofit Indiana corporation to this day.

ICLEF is one of only a handful of dues-free independent nonprofit CLE organizations in the United States.

We support our operations by providing high quality seminars and publications. We are 100% self-supporting and receive no outside funding assistance.

Simply put, ICLEF is a nonprofit organization with the sole purpose of educating Indiana attorneys in the most effective and efficient manner possible.

Looking Forward to Our Future
As we enter the 50th year of ICLEF’s founding, there has been a tremendous increase in the complexity and intricacy of the practice of law. From typewriters, carbon paper and high speed duplicators to today’s social and digital media, smart phones and tablets, ICLEF has always been at the leading edge of the technology wave. Later this year, our conference center will be improved acoustically and electronically with comforts such as new ergonomic chairs and power-accessible desks added. We look forward to the challenges the next 50 years will bring.

Outstanding Leadership
ICLEF was formed “for the purpose of advancing and promoting the administration of justice and understanding of the law through continuing legal education.” While ICLEF consists of 16 employees, it has been the commitment and dedication of ICLEF’s Board of Directors that allows ICLEF to attain its place as the premier provider of Indiana CLE. ICLEF continues to be led by a volunteer Board of Directors made up of representatives from each of Indiana’s judicial districts as well as law schools:

Alan M. Hux, ICLEF President, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, Indianapolis

• Marsha Volk Bugalla, ICLEF Vice-President, Frost Brown Todd LLC, Indianapolis

• John M. O’Drobinak, ICLEF Secretary, O’Drobinak & Nowaczyk, P.C., Schererville

• Jeffrey P. Smith, ICLEF Treasurer, Hawk Haynie Kammeyer & Chickedantz LLP, Fort Wayne

• Mark W. McNeely, ICLEF Past-President, McNeely Law Office, Shelbyville

• Thomas H. von Kamecke, Executive Director, ICLEF, Indianapolis

• Dean Mark L. Adams, Valparaiso University School of Law, Valparaiso

• John S. Applegate, Executive Vice President, Indiana University Regional Affairs, Planning and Policy, Bloomington

• Robert C. Beasley, Beasley Law Office, Muncie

• Stephen L. Ferguson, Chairman, Cook Group Inc.,Bloomington

• Karl M. Gauby, Attorney at Law, Marion

• Todd A. Leeth, Hoeppner Wagner & Evans LLP, Valparaiso

• Dean Jonna Kane MacDougall, Indiana University, Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Indianapolis

• Linda K. Meier, Sargent & Meier, Greenwood

Philip C. Potts, Potts and Potts, South Bend

• Honorable John A. Rader, Warren Circuit Court, Williamsport

• John E. Rhine, Rhine Ernest LLP, Evansville

• James T. Roberts, Professional Corporation, Nashville

These individuals give a great deal of their time and expertise to maintaining the high ideals and purpose of ICLEF to educate and elevate the practice of law in the state of Indiana.  

ICLEF • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis, IN

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