On Jan. 1, 2015, Rule 6.7 of the Indiana Rules of Professional Conduct will go into effect. This rule requires attorneys to report pro bono hours at the time of annual registration. James J. Bell
, attorney at Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP and secretary of the IndyBar Board of Directors, gives out helpful information that attorneys need to know about reporting pro bono hours.
Bell explains which cases qualify as pro bono and also how many hours must be reported. His article notes that Rule 6.7 will apply to many attorneys but does not apply to retired attorneys, members of the judiciary, judicial staff members or government lawyers prohibted from providing legal services outside of their employment.
Check out Bell's article here
so that, come 2015, you are a pro at reporting pro bono hours.