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Monday, January 06, 2014

Ind. Law - More on "Supreme Court and Indiana Bar Foundation have proposed tracking the volunteer work in hopes of encouraging Indiana attorneys to do even more"

Updating this post from late this morning, a reader/attorney writes:

So what does the tracking of pro bono work consist of? Publishing it on our Roll of Attorneys page?

If so, I intend to actually use my lack of hours as a positive, if anyone asks me about it. To expect people in my area of law, who already make pennies on the dollar compared to civil lawyers, to do pro bono work is unrealistic...

To elaborate, I plan to tell any prospective clients or other lawyers who ask about my lack of pro bono hours that I have dedicated all of my time to representing the indigent by agreeing to take pauper counsel appointments that pay pennies on the dollar, and by charging my private clients a reasonable rate that they can afford.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on January 6, 2014 03:32 PM
Posted to Indiana Law