Indiana Pro Bono Commission
615 N Alabama St, Suite 122
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Pho: 317.269.2415
Fax: 317.536.2271  

Email: probono@inbf.org

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Mission Statement

The Indiana Pro Bono Commission will strive to promote equal access to justice for all Indiana residents by facilitating the integration and coordination of existing services; fostering the development of new pro bono programs; supporting and improving the quality of existing pro bono programs; fostering the growth of a public service culture within the Indiana Bar which values pro bono publico service; promoting the ongoing development of financial and other resources for pro bono organizations in Indiana; and enabling Indiana attorneys to discharge their professional responsibility to provide pro bono services.  

What is the Indiana Pro Bono Commission?

The Indiana Pro Bono Commission is a project of the Indiana Bar Foundation which operates it in close consultation with the Indiana Supreme Court and consists of 21 members appointed by the Indiana Supreme Court and the Indiana Bar Foundation. The Commission is administered by an executive director. These individuals were appointed pursuant to Indiana Rule of Professional Conduct 6.6 and together, they have the responsibility of allocating IOLTA funds to the 12 District Pro Bono Committees in Indiana. A trial judge from one of the counties in each Indiana district chairs and appoints the District Committee. District Committees submit an annual report and plan that addresses the unmet legal needs in their community.

The Indiana IOLTA program funds the implementation of the district plans and the efforts of the District Committees to improve delivery of civil legal services to the lower income population in their district.

To date the Indiana Pro Bono Commission has funded over $9.5 million to the Indiana Pro Bono District Committees. 

Contact Information:

Indiana Pro Bono Commission
615 North Alabama Street, Ste 122
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
317-269-2415
317-536-2271(f)
probono@inbf.org

Members

Hon. Martha B. Wentworth, Chair
Indiana Supreme Court Appointee (b)(4)
Term Ends 2015
Indiana Tax Court
115 West Washington Street
Suite 960S
Indianapolis, IN 46204-3429
317-232-4694
317-232-0644 (f)

Roderick Bohannan
Indiana Bar Foundation Appointee (2)(v)
Term Ends 2016
Indiana Legal Services
151 N. Delaware St., Suite 1800
Indianapolis, IN 46204
rod.bohannan@ilsi.net
317-631-9410
317-631-9775(f)

Professor Derrick A. Carter
Indiana Supreme court Appointee
Term Ends 2016
Valparaiso University School of Law
656 S. Greenwich Street
Valparaiso, IN 46383-4945
derrick.carter@valpo.edu
219-465-7823

Andrea Ciobanu
Indiana Bar Foundation Appointee (2)(i)
Term Ends 2016
Ciobanu Law, PC
9000 Keystone Crossing, Suite 660
Indianapolis, IN 46240
aciobanu@ciobanulaw.com
317-495-1090
866-841-2071(f)

Tim Cottingham
Indiana Supreme Court Appointee (1)(vi)
Term Ends 2013
Greater Hammond Community Services, Inc.
824 Hoffman Street
Hammond, IN 46327
timothycottingham@yahoo.com  
219-932-4800
219-933-3452(f)

John Floreancig
Indiana Bar Foundation Appointee (2)(v)
Term Ends 2014
General Counsel
Indianapolis Legal Aid Society
615 N. Alabama Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
johnf@indylas.org
317-635-9538

Judith Fox
Indiana Bar Foundation Appointee (2)(iii)
Term Ends 2016
Clinical Professor of Law
Notre Dame Clinical Law Center
1111 Eck Hall of Law
South Bend, IN 46556
judith.l.fox.30@nd.edu
574-631-7795
574-631-6725

Karen Heard
Indiana Supreme Court Appointee (1)(iii)
Term Ends 2013
123 NW Fourth Street, Suite 319
Evansville, IN 47708
kheard@courtbuilding.com
812-423-1340
812-434-4881(f)

Kimberly Kass
Indiana Bar Foundation Appointee (1)(iv)
Terms ends 2014
Associate Director of Career Planning
Valparaiso University School of Law
656 South Greenwich Street
Valparaiso, IN 46383
kim.kass@valpo.edu
219-465-7967

Seth Lahn
Indiana Bar Foundation Appointee (2)(iii)
Term Ends 2015
Maurer School of Law
Indiana University
Lewis Building 203
211 South Indiana Avenue
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-7001
slahn@indiana.edu
(812) 855-0905

Hon. David Avery, Vice-Chair
Indiana Bar Foundation Appointee (2)(iv)
Term Ends 2015
Allen Superior Court
319 Courthouse
715 S. Calhoun Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
260-449-7463
260-449-3353 (f)

Dean Jonna Kane MacDougall
Indiana Supreme Court Appointee (1) (v)
Term Ends 2014
Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Indiana University-Indianapolis
530 W. New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-3225
317-274-1908
317-278-4790 (f)

Hon. Dan Moore
Indiana Bar Foundation Appointee (2)(ii)
Term Ends 2015
Circuit Court
Clark County Government Building
501 East Court Avenue
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
812-285-6309
812-285-6283 (f)

Thao Nguyen
Indiana Supreme Court Appointee (1)(iii)
Terms Ends 2016

Plews Shadley Racher & Braun
53732 Generations Drive
South Bend, IN 46635-1539
tnguyen@psrb.com
574-273-1010
574-271-2050 (f)

Polli Pollem
Indiana Bar Foundation Appointee (2)(ii)
Term Ends 2015
Market Square Center, Ste. 1800
151 N. Delaware Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
polli.pollem@ilsi.net
317-631-9410
317-631-9775 (f)

Donna Summerville Smith
Indiana Supreme Court Appointee (1)(ii)
Term Ends 2014
Indiana Legal Services
7863 Broadway, Suite 205
Merrillville, IN 46410
219-738-6040
219-738-6050 (f)
donna.summerville@ilsi.net  

Jeffrey P. Smith
Indiana Supreme Court Appointee
Term Ends 2016
Hawk, Haynie, Kammeyer & Chickedantz LLP
Lincoln Tower
116 East Berry Street, Suite 302
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
jpsmith@hawkhaynie.com
206-422-1515
260-424-2656 (f)

Hon. Wayne Trockman
Indiana Supreme Court Appointee (1)(i)
Term Ends 2015
Vanderburg Superior Court
Courts Building, Civic Center Complex
825 Sycamore, #116
Evansville, IN 47708
812-435-5407
812-435-5635 (f)

Scott Wylie
Indiana Supreme Court Appointee (1)(ii)
Term Ends 2015
915 Main Street, Suite 208
Evansville, IN 47708
vlpwylie@sigecom.net

Richard Young
Indiana Supreme Court Appointee (1)(iii)
Term Ends 2014
Kightlinger Gray
One Indiana Square, #300
211 North Pennsylvania Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
ryoung@k-glaw.com  
317-638-4521 x8161
317-636-5917 (f)

Sally Franklin Zweig
Indiana Bar Foundation Appointee (2)(i)
Term Ends 2014
Katz & Korin, PC
334 North Senate Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
szweig@katzkorin.com
317-464-1100
317-464-1111 (f)