The Indianapolis Bar Association provides volunteer opportunities to its members both in the form of general community service and the IndyBar's various Pro Bono programs.
We are proud of the efforts made by IndyBar pro bono volunteers. Click here to view the 2015 Hall of Fame listing of IndyBar pro bono volunteers.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
Ask a Lawyer: Attorneys are needed to assist the public with legal guidance during the Spring 2016 Ask A Lawyer program. Ask A Lawyer, the IndyBar's popular face-to-face free legal advice program, will be held on Tuesday, April 12. Attorneys volunteer for one of two shifts (2 to 4 p.m. or 4 to 6 p.m.) at sites throughout the Indianapolis area. To volunteer, contact Caren Chopp at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Making a Difference: IndyBar Pro Bono Programs
Throughout its history, the IndyBar and its members have played a significant role in the provision of pro bono legal services in Indianapolis. Many provide pro bono legal services because they believe they have a personal and moral obligation to use their skills to benefit the less fortunate. Tthe IndyBar has worked to serve its members and the community by making becoming a volunteer easier and providing the support necessary to make volunteering an enjoyable experience. IndyBar pro bono activities are reportable to the Indiana Supreme Court for the mandatory reporting requirement.
Get involved: Contact Caren Chopp for more information or to get involved in any of the pro bono programs listed below.
Hospice Program: Help put fears to rest by answering legal questions and providing limited representation to terminally ill patients in the last days of their lives. Limited time commitment.
ILAS Family Law Conflict Partnership: True representation. Add your name to the Web-based database of attorneys willing to take family law matters conflicted at Indianapolis Legal Aid Society.
Low Asset Will Program: Draft wills and advance directives for low-income families most in need. Workshop clinic held in May. Limited time commitment.
Homeless Project: Well into its second decade of success, this program sends teams of 2 to local shelters every 3 weeks to counsel residents and help them address their issues. 2 hours per quarter.
Ask A Lawyer: Don't have much time, but want to lend a hand? This 2 hour legal advice program may be right for you. Offered twice yearly in April and October in various Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library branches. Advice only.
Legal Line: Our attorney volunteers give the public legal advice over the phone on the second Tuesday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. Advice only.