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Legal organizations/services

Legal aid groups cast wider net to diversify funding

The Indiana Supreme Court is preparing to ask for an increase in civil legal aid funding when the Indiana General Assembly convenes for the 2019 session. The request will come as legal aid nonprofits try to diversify their donor base while looking for new ways to help the steady flow of people in need.
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Supreme Court amends financial contribution reporting rules

Indiana attorneys will soon be required to report an additional type of financial contribution to the Indiana Supreme Court. Under amended Rule of Professional Conduct 6.7(a)(3), Hoosier attorneys  will be required to report any monetary contributions made to an “IRC 501(c)(3) bar foundation in Indiana which provides financial support to a qualifying legal service organization or local pro bono district" starting Jan. 1. 
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A century of service: Leverenz, Hayes loyal aides to legal aid

Jacqueline “Jackie” Leverenz was young and just married when she started at Indianapolis Legal Aid Society on Oct. 31, 1958. Ida Hayes was divorced with children to support when she began at Indiana Legal Services on Nov. 22, 1966. Today, the two women serve as office managers, bookkeepers, secretaries, problem-solvers and attorney cheerleaders while, combined, they have worked in legal aid for more than 110 years.
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