Attorneys can volunteer in many ways.

Take a case in your county

We always have family law cases and generally have uncontested guardianships and adoptions in every county. We also need takers for:

  • mortgage foreclosure
  • collections defense
  • bankruptcy
  • property law
  • real estate work
  • small probate estates
  • landlord-tenant work
  • the occasional tort

In fact, if it’s a civil case and you do it, if we do not presently have such a case, the chances are that one will come in the door shortly. We generally also have cases for mediators and Guardians ad Litem. Please call to inquire what particular cases need attorneys at present!

Work in-house

If you’re a new attorney, retired or part-time, licensed in Indiana and able to donate ten or more hours per week, we love having part-time staff attorneys in our office. Such volunteers take particular cases, help in interviewing or advising clients, draft documents and litigate. We can provide support, space and expertise if you want to learn or keep your hand in.

Offer advice at a COUNSEL IN THE COURT walk-in clinic

Counsel in the Court (CITC) needs family law attorneys to meet with and draft pleadings for pro se family law litigants with cases within the D10 service area. We have clinics in various counties at various days/times:

Greene County

2nd and 4th Thursday each month
11:00 AM-1:30 PM
Second Floor
Greene County Courthouse, 1 E. Main St., Bloomfield 47424
Family law only.

Lawrence County

1st and 3rd Thursday each month
1:00 PM-3:30 PM
Superior Court 1
Court Annex, 918 16th St., Bedford 47421
Family law only.

Morgan County

1st & 3rd Monday each month
12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Morgan County Courthouse, 10 E. Washington St., Martinsville 46151
Family law and other areas

Monroe County

Every Friday
Family law: 10:00 AM–12:30 PM
Foreclosure, small claims, etc.: 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Second Floor
Justice Building, 301 N. College Ave., Bloomington 47404

Owen County

1st and 3rd Friday each month
11:30 AM–2:30 PM
Third Floor
Owen County Courthouse, 60 S. Main St., Spencer 47460
Family law only.

Putnam County

1st Tuesday of each month
5:00 PM-7:00 PM
First Floor
Putnam County Courthouse, 1 Courthouse Square, Greencastle 46135
Family law and other areas

Vigo County

4th Friday of each month
1:15 PM-3:15 AM
Third Floor
Community Corrections, 108 S. First St., Terre Haute 47807
Family law and other areas

Because walk-in traffic is variable, we can generally use anywhere from one to three attorneys for each session.

Extend Counsel in the Court or HELP-like project into neighboring counties.

If you are interested in setting up a walk-in clinic in a county we serve, but do not offer a clinic there yet, we will provide forms, know-how and other support.

Present at D10-sponsored Continuing Legal Education Seminars.

Every year, D10 hosts at least one continuing legal education seminars as a way to raise funds and recruit volunteer attorneys for our work. We need experienced attorneys to present and write materials on legal issues that are relevant to lower income people.

Mentor a new attorney on a case.

New attorneys love to volunteer but may feel leery of going it alone on a new type of case. If you have a knack for teaching or mentoring, this is a great way to be inspired by the energy of a new lawyer and share your years of experience. We are particularly in need of family law mentors.

How it works

To volunteer for any of the opportunities above, email us:

Diane Walker
Pro Bono Administrator
dist10probono@gmail.com

Adrian Polit
Pro Bono Coordinator
dist10probono3@gmail.com

You may also call at (812) 339-3610.

Rala Williams
Wabash Valley Program Coordinator (Clay, Sullivan, Vigo Counties)
rala.dist10probono@gmail.com

Our malpractice insurance

If you volunteer for a District 10 Pro Bono Project case or project, you can be covered by our malpractice insurance, either as a supplement to your own or as primary coverage. Please call (812) 339-3610 to find out details, or email dist10probono@gmail.com.