Indybar Foundation Crisis Fund Benefits Lawyers
In light of the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Indianapolis Bar Foundation earlier this month implemented a new fund called the Crisis Empowerment Grant Program. The fund’s goal is to put dollars in the pockets of lawyers who may be struggling to make ends meet while continuing to provide free legal services to central Indiana families through four local agencies.
Eligible attorney applicants accepted for the Crisis Empowerment Grant Program, which currently holds about $36,000, will be granted $100 per hour to provide up to five hours of legal services per client.
Case referrals in those areas will be provided from one of the program’s partnering legal services agencies: Indiana Legal Services, Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Indianapolis Legal Aid Society and Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic.