Pro Bono Program:
Local Rule 87 is the court’s effort, after consultation with a broad range of attorneys who regularly practice in this court, to ensure that the court can recruit counsel in every case in which the law requires it. Local Rule 87 creates a Voluntary Panel that will consist of attorneys who are willing to volunteer to represent indigent litigants in civil cases and an Obligatory Panel from which the court will recruit counsel if no attorney from the Voluntary Panel is available to appear in a given case.
Pro Bono Opportunities and Registration:
Resources for Recruited Counsel:
Document Library hosted by the Indianapolis Bar Association The document library is populate through submissions from practicing attorneys. Please consider submitting additional documents if you believe they could assist a future volunteer.
Publications and Testimonials:
Pro bono push: State, federal court see upturns in volunteering attorneys (The Indiana Lawyer, April 18, 2018)
Southern District Celebrates Pro Bono Attorneys (The Indiana Lawyer, March 8, 2017)
Attorneys Applauded for Representing Pro Bono Clients in Federal Court (The Indiana Lawyer, February 24, 2016)
Mediation Assistance Program Appoints Counsel to Help Litigants Settle Cases (The Indiana Lawyer, May 6, 2015)
Southern District Programs for Pro Se Parties (Hon. Tim A. Baker, Res Gestae, April, 2014)
Local Rule and General Orders:
Southern District of Indiana Pro Bono Coordinators: