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

Pho: 317.608.6505
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
probono@inbf.org

 

 

Members

Hon. Cale J. Bradford, Chair
Indiana Supreme Court Appointee (b)(4)
Term Ends 2018

Indiana Appeals Court
115 West Washington Street
Suite 1080
Indianapolis, IN 46204-3429

Roderick Bohannan
Indiana Bar Foundation Appointee (2)(v)
Term Ends 2016
Indiana Legal Services
151 N. Delaware St., Suite 1800
Indianapolis, IN 46204


Professor Derrick A. Carter
Indiana Supreme court Appointee
Term Ends 2016

Valparaiso University School of Law
656 S. Greenwich Street
Valparaiso, IN 46383-4945


Andrea Ciobanu
Indiana Bar Foundation Appointee (2)(i)
Term Ends 2016

Ciobanu Law, PC
9000 Keystone Crossing, Suite 660
Indianapolis, IN 46240

Tim Cottingham
Indiana Supreme Court Appointee (1)(vi)
Term Ends 2016
Greater Hammond Community Services, Inc.
824 Hoffman Street
Hammond, IN 46327


John Floreancig
Indiana Bar Foundation Appointee (2)(v)
Term Ends 2017

General Counsel
Indianapolis Legal Aid Society
615 N. Alabama Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

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

Karen Heard
Indiana Supreme Court Appointee (1)(iii)
Term Ends 2016
123 NW Fourth Street, Suite 319
Evansville, IN 47708

Seth Lahn
Indiana Bar Foundation Appointee (2)(iii)
Term Ends 2018

Maurer School of Law
Indiana University
Lewis Building 203
211 South Indiana Avenue
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-7001
 

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

Plews Shadley Racher & Braun
53732 Generations Drive
South Bend, IN 46635-1539
 

Hon. Mary Ellen Diekhoff
Indiana Bar Foundation Appointee (2)(iv)
Term Ends 2018
Monroe Circuit Court #5
301 N College Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47404

Polli Pollem
Indiana Bar Foundation Appointee (2)(ii)
Term Ends 2018

Market Square Center, Ste. 1800
151 N. Delaware Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Stephen A. Segebarth
Indiana Bar Foundation Appointee (2)(ii)
Term Ends 2018
8086 Dean Road
Indianapolis, IN 46204
sasjdllc@gmail.com
317-374-2825

Donna Summerville Smith
Indiana Supreme Court Appointee (1)(ii)
Term Ends 2017
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


Hon. Charles K. Todd,
Indiana Supreme Court Appointee (1)(i)
Term Ends 2018

Wayne Superior Court #1
301 E Main Street
Richmond, IN 4737

 

Maryann Williams
Indiana Bar Foundation Appointee (1)(iv)
Term Ends 2017

Indiana State Bar Association
One Indiana Square, Suite 530
Indianapolis, IN 46204
 

Scott Wylie
Indiana Supreme Court Appointee (1)(ii)
Term Ends 2018

915 Main Street, Suite 208
Evansville, IN 47708


Richard Young
Indiana Supreme Court Appointee (1)(iii)
Term Ends 2017
Kightlinger Gray
One Indiana Square, #300
211 North Pennsylvania Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204


Sally Franklin Zweig
Indiana Bar Foundation Appointee (2)(i)
Term Ends 2014

Katz & Korin, PC
334 North Senate Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
 

LaWanda Ward
Indiana Supreme Court Appointee (1)(v)
Term Ends 2018

Indiana University Robert H McKinney School of Law
530 W. New York Street, Suite 115
Indianapolis, IN 46202