In their “Pro Bono Matters” column for The Indiana Lawyer, associates Kristina Coleman and Emily Kile-Maxwell describe the change that Pro Bono Indiana, the nonprofit legal aid system, has introduced to Indiana’s pro bono system.
In 2016, the Indiana Supreme Court amended Rule 6.6, thereby creating the Coalition for Court Access (CCA) — the organization tasked with managing all Supreme Court-related programs designed to provide civil legal aid to persons of limited financial resources. In the ensuing years, the CCA strategized regarding pro bono district consolidation, out of which Pro Bono Indiana was born. Coleman and Kile-Maxwell note that over the next year, Pro Bono Indiana will continue merging the local nonprofit programs into a single entity with a single case management system, communication platform, and insurance policy and accounting system. Their article “Pro Bono Indiana Helping Maximize, Streamline State Districts’ Efforts” highlights Pro Bono Indiana’s recent efforts, including the management and operation of Indiana Free Legal Answers.