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Nominees wanted for pro bono award

June 12, 2009

The Indiana Pro Bono Commission is accepting applications for the Randall T. Shepard Award. The award is given to a person or organization in recognition of dedication to the innovative development and delivery of legal services to the poor in one of Indiana's 14 pro bono districts.

Nominees may be judicial appointees, plan administrators, individuals, firms, corporate legal departments, Indiana Pro Bono Commission members, and anyone else who is providing legal services full time, part time, or on a voluntary basis to the poor.

Nominations must be received by Aug. 7 to be considered by the award committee. The award will be given at the Indiana Pro Bono Commission's Randal T. Shepard Award dinner in the fall.

The nominations must include:

- The nominee and nominator's names, addresses, firm/company phone numbers, and e-mail addresses;

- The nominee's resume;

- A narrative about how the nominee has met the criteria for the award with specific examples of pro bono work and those who have benefited. Also provide specific documentation or other materials showing the nominee's pro bono contributions; and

- Letters of support.

For more information about nominee criteria and the award, or to submit a nomination, contact Monica Fennell, executive director, Indiana Pro Bono Commission, 230 E. Ohio St., Suite 400, Indianapolis, IN 46204. She can also be reached at (800) 279-8772 or mfennell@inbf.org.

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