IPBC exec director's last day Friday

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Friday will be Monica Fennell's last day as executive director of the Indiana Pro Bono Commission - at least until she returns next August. Fennell will be in Washington, D.C., for a one-year fellowship with the U.S. Supreme Court in the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. Her replacement for a one-year fellowship of her own is Trischa Zorn-Hudson.

Zorn-Hudson has already been working with Fennell, and her first full day will be July 23.

"I know that the Pro Bono Commission and its district programs will benefit from Trischa's energy and enthusiasm for helping others and for access to justice," Fennell wrote in an e-mail she sent to those she worked with in her capacity as executive director. "I will miss all of you and look forward to working with you when I return from Washington, D.C., in August 2008."

Zorn-Hudson graduated from Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis in 2005. She was a teacher in Indianapolis and planned to use her law degree to be a youth advocate, according to IUPUI's Web site about notable alumni. She is also the most decorated Paralympian in the history of the Paralympic Games. She has 55 swimming medals - 41 of them gold - and holds eight world records. Zorn-Hudson's office is at the Indiana Bar Foundation, 230 E. Ohio St., Indianapolis. She can be reached at (317) 269-2415 or

Indiana Lawyer reported about Fennell's fellowship in the June 13 issue: "A Supreme Opportunity: Director of IPBC to start fellowship in August."

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