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Dickson to urge service as Pro Bono Month kicks off

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Indiana Chief Justice Brent Dickson will address the importance of charitable legal work as judges and lawyers around the state plan events coinciding with October’s Pro Bono Month.

Dickson will speak at a luncheon of the Indianapolis Bar Association at noon Thursday at the Indianapolis Hyatt. Registration is available at http://www.indybar.org/events-education/calendar/2013-10/557. Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations also will premier a video at the luncheon highlighting pro bono work and opportunities, according to the court. The video also will be made available on the Supreme Court’s YouTube channel,  http://www.youtube.com/incourts.   

Pro bono districts around the state also are planning events to coincide with this month’s observations, according to the court. More information about those events is available here.
 

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