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First District to honor pro bono attorneys

Rebecca Berfanger
January 1, 2007
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Court of Appeals Judge Margret Robb will be the special guest at the First Judicial District Pro Bono Committee's Fifth Annual Pro Bono Attorneys Night July 16. The event features a buffet supper and awards presentation from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Bennigan's at the U.S. Steel Yard and a Gary RailCats baseball game against the Schaumberg Flyers at 7 p.m.

The event honors volunteer lawyers from Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Jasper, Newton, Pulaski, and Starke counties. The Richard P. Komyatte "Access to Justice" Award will be presented to Rensselaer attorney Richard Comingore.

Pro bono volunteers for 2006-2007 can claim up to two free tickets, which include dinner and the game. Additional tickets and tickets for all others are $20 for adults and $8.50 for children 12 and younger. Advance reservations are required by July 10. The form is available online at http://www.lakecountybar.com/Railcats2007.pdf.

In the past, guest judges - including Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Randal Shepard and Justice Robert Rucker - have been invited to throw the ceremonial first pitch.

Checks for tickets or donations can be made to the Indiana First Judicial District Pro Bono Committee Inc., P.O. Box 427, 651 E. Third St., Hobart, IN 46342. Questions can be e-mailed to probono@hobartlaw.net.
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