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Senate Bill 0235


Senate Bill 0235

ARCHIVE (2012)

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DIGEST OF SB0235 (Updated February 15, 2012 3:09 pm - DI 69)


Pro bono legal services fee. Imposes until July 1, 2020, a pro bono legal services fee of $1 on parties who file certain civil actions, small claims actions, and probate actions. Requires the pro bono legal services fees to be transferred to the Indiana Bar Foundation as the entity designated by the Indiana supreme court to organize and administer the interest on lawyers trust accounts (IOLTA) program. Requires the Indiana Bar Foundation to: (1) deposit in an appropriate account and otherwise manage the fees the foundation receives in the same manner it deposits and manages the net earnings the foundation receives from IOLTA accounts; and (2) use the fees the foundation receives to assist or establish approved pro bono legal services programs. Specifies that the handling and expenditure of the pro bono legal services fees received by the Indiana Bar Foundation are subject to audit by the state board of accounts.
    Current Status:
     In Committee - 2nd House
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