The Indiana Bar Foundation says several civil legal aid and pro bono not-for-profits around the state will share $1.4 million in grants during the coming year.
One key proposal from a state commission is to require all licensed attorneys in Indiana to report their pro bono hours.
A lawyer from one of the nation’s largest law firms is handling the convicted financier’s federal appeal free of charge, court documents show.
The slow economy is hurting progress on an endowment that would help pro bono lawyers repay debt.
Only North and South Dakota, Tennessee and Wisconsin have smaller proportions of lawyers within their working populations.
Experts point to the state’s shrinking base of corporate HQs, the exodus of law school graduates, and a less litigious climate