Committed to the community
The District 10 Pro Bono Project provides legal services to indigent people who otherwise would not be able to obtain justice. We do so by recruiting, training and recognizing attorneys from the private bar, and helping these attorneys fulfill their pro bono obligations.
We support lawyers in their natural role as problem solvers, so that lawyers can help lower income people create permanent solutions to issues involving shelter, income, safety, civil liberties, access to justice, and other necessities of life. Our volunteers include judges, lawyers, professors, law students and other community members, all of whom work together to create better justice in our legal system and better lives for the people in our community.
District 10 Pro Bono Project was created after the Indiana Supreme Court created a Voluntary Attorney Pro Bono plan in 1999, in the Indiana Rules of Professional Conduct (IRPC 6.6).
Who we serve
The plan originally created 14 different geographical regions, but there are currently 12 districts, each of which is its own nonprofit. District 10 Pro Bono Project was incorporated in 2004 and received its 501(c)(3) status in 2006. Originally covering four counties only, District 10 now serves: Clay, Greene, Hendricks, Lawrence, Monroe, Morgan, Owen, Putnam, Sullivan and Vigo Counties.
District 10 or District H?
The geographic region that we serve was designated as “District H” after a 2011 consolidation and redistricting. Letters were used to designate these districts in order to reflect the fact that the number of districts had decreased from 14 to 12.
However, because our corporate name and goodwill among clients, donors and attorneys has been built under the name “District 10 Pro Bono Project,” we refer to ourselves as “District 10,” or “The Pro Bono Project.”