Nineteen nonprofits throughout the state will receive a share of $1.4 million from the Indiana Bar Foundation. The organization says much of the funding comes from a national settlement involving the U.S. Department of Justice, multiple state Attorneys General and Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC).
In all, seven civil legal aid groups and a dozen pro bono nonprofit organizations will benefit from the support:
- Indiana Legal Services – $275,000
- Indianapolis Legal Aid Society (partnering with Indiana Landmarks) – $229,646
- Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic in Marion, Hamilton, Boone, Hendricks, Morgan, Johnson and Hancock counties – $25,000
- Whitewater Valley Pro Bono in Wayne, Union and Randolph counties – $20,000
- Indiana District 4 Pro Bono in Tippecanoe, White, Carroll, Clinton, Boone, Montgomery, Parke, Fountain, Vermillion, Warren and Benton counties – $15,000
- Wabash Valley Volunteer Attorneys in Cass, Fulton, Grant, Howard, Miami, Pulaski, Tipton and Wabash counties – $15,000
- District 10 Pro Bono Project Inc. in Monroe, Morgan, Owen, Clay, Putnam, Greene, Lawrence and Hendricks counties – $5,000
The following pro bono nonprofits will share $800,000:
- NWI Volunteer Attorneys in Hobart
- The Volunteer Lawyer Network in South Bend
- Volunteer Lawyer Program of Northeast Indiana in Fort Wayne
- Indiana District 4 Pro Bono Corporation in Lafayette
- Wabash Valley Volunteer Attorneys in Lafayette
- District 6 Access to Justice in New Castle
- Heartland Pro Bono Council in Indianapolis
- District 10 Pro Bono Project in Bloomington
- Legal Aid District 11 in Columbus
- Legal Volunteers of Southeast Indiana Inc. in Lawrenceburg
- Volunteer Lawyer Program of Southwestern Indiana in Evansville
- Southern Indiana Pro Bono Referrals in Jeffersonville
The Indiana Bar Foundation is comprised of lawyers and judges "dedicated to strengthening access to legal representation and appreciation for the rule of law in Indiana."
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