By Sarah Hebard, Wagner Reese LLP
The Indianapolis Bar Association Homeless Shelter Project and its attorney volunteers have been serving the residents of five local homeless shelters over the past 26 years. The project has recently partnered with two additional shelters to provide pro bono legal advice and limited representation to residents and is in need of new attorney volunteers to help extend its reach into this vulnerable community.
Volunteers, working in pairs, serve one two-hour evening shift per quarter and are covered by IndyBar’s malpractice insurance. Additionally, hours volunteered through the project count as reportable pro bono service hours.
The Homeless Shelter Project offers a vital service to those who are often invisible and without a voice in our community. For more information on this opportunity, please watch a new video about the program at indybar.org/homelessproject. To get involved, fill out the online form available at indybar.org/probono.