As featured guest on the February 22 Indiana Lawyer podcast, estate planning and elder law attorney Rebecca Geyer was asked by editor Olivia Covington to describe the path leading up to her becoming president of the Indiana Bar Association….
Olivia: What led to your becoming an attorney?
Rebecca: I actually represent the third generation in my family to practice law. From childhood, listening to my father’s conversations with his clients, I have associated legal matters with helping people. Since my grandparents lived with us, I watched my parents grapple with the issues of taking care of the affairs of the elderly.
Olivia: When did you become involved with IndyBar?
Rebecca: Immediately upon launching my career, I began joining committees as my way of both giving back to my profession and for meeting and learning from other attorneys. In Indiana. Fortunately, Indiana lawyers are a very collegial willing to give of their time.
Olivia: How is it you were chosen to be president?
Rebecca: I actually applied three times. The position demands leadership experience, and my years of committee work and being involved in decisions led to my becoming First Vice President, then President-elect, and now President.
Olivia: What are some of the special challenges facing the Association?
Rebecca: It is important that we provide our members with both virtual and in-person CLE courses, along with networking and information-sharing opportunities. We strive to provide experiential learning along with lecture formats. In working to replace the many attorneys now on the brink of retirement, we will work with the law schools to showcase the different career paths available to their students. We will be working to further diversify our leadership as well as to develop the “bench/bar” relationship with judges.
Olivia: On behalf of the Indianapolis Bar Association, what will be your “elevator pitch”? in order to be successful.
Rebecca: The Indianapolis Bar Association is the best organization for lawyers to meet other members of the legal community and get the information they need to be successful.
– by Ronnie of the Rebecca W. Geyer & Associates blog team