Coalition for Court Access


The Coalition for Court Access was created by Supreme Court order on May 17, 2016 to provide a focused and comprehensive organizational structure for Indiana’s civil legal aid programs. The twenty-one-member Coalition will coordinate all Supreme Court related programs designed to provide civil legal aid to those with limited financial resources. The Coalition includes judges, law school representatives, civil legal aid and pro bono providers, and Indiana State Bar Association and Foundation members. The Indiana Bar Foundation serves as the fiscal and administrative agent for the Coalition.

Next Meeting

August 27, 2019, 10:30 am
Faegre Baker Daniels, 300 N. Meridian St., Suite 2700, Indianapolis, IN 


Significant return on investment through civil legal aid
April 12, 2019 (Press Release)

Legal resources now available at
November 29, 2018 (Press Release)

Guidance to attorneys on reporting pro bono
July 24, 2017 (Press Release)

Coalition for Court Access
February 28, 2017 (Court Times)

Coalition for Court Access to work on civil legal aid
March 18, 2016 (Press Release)


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Indiana justice for all: 2017 pro bono practices of non-exempt attorneys

This infographic [Text version] details self-reported pro bono contributions for calendar year 2017. Nearly 8,500 attorneys contributed time or money to those in need and donated close to $1.9 million to legal service groups.



Previous Meetings

2019 Minutes (PDF)

2018 Minutes (PDF)

2017 Minutes (PDF)

2016 Minutes (PDF)


Emily Weikert Bryant
Feeding Indiana's Hungry

Hon. Kimberly Dowling
Delaware Circuit Court 2

Charles Dunlap
Indiana Bar Foundation

John Floreancig
Indianapolis Legal Aid Society

Mary Fondrisi
Southern Indiana Pro Bono Referrals

Judith Fox
Notre Dame Law School

Carolyn Clay Hall
Ardagh Group

Jane Henegar
ACLU of Indiana

Jon Laramore, Vice Chair
Indiana Legal Services

Donald Lundberg
Lundberg Legal

Hon. Melissa May
Indiana Court of Appeals

Lucinda Nord
Indiana Library Federation

Carl Pebworth
Faegre Baker Daniels

Chris Purnell, Secretary
Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic

Catheryne Pully
Indiana State Bar Association

Victor Quintanilla
Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Mark Robinson
Indiana Legal Services

Hon. Geoffrey Slaughter, Chair
Indiana Supreme Court

Michael Tolbert
Tolbert & Tolbert

Hon. Martha B. Wentworth
Indiana Tax Court

Scott Wylie
Volunteer Lawyer Program of Southwestern IN


Staff Contact

Carlton Martin
Staff Attorney
Indiana Office of Court Services
PHO: 317-234-1376