Plews Shadley Racher & Braun attorneys
will play a crucial role in providing Indianapolis residents with essential
legal guidance at the Indianapolis Bar Association’s upcoming Ask a Lawyer
event on Tuesday, April 11. As pro bono volunteers, George Plews, Chris Braun,
John Moriarty and Matt Neumann will staff one of several locations throughout
the city where individuals can visit with a lawyer at no charge and with no
Statistics show that more than 50 percent of
litigants in civil court cases are unrepresented. To address this need,
attorneys from the firm will be prepared to assist individuals with questions
on topics like divorce, child custody, child support, landlord/tenant issues,
bankruptcy, personal injury, employment law and more. Ask a Lawyer gives
these individuals the opportunity to ask whether they have a matter worthy of
court action, to find out how to proceed or to learn where to go for more
The program, which was created in 2000, has
assisted than 2,600 Indianapolis-area residents over just the past two years.
During Ask a Lawyer, face-to-face legal advice
will be provided at 11 locations throughout Indianapolis from 2 to 6 p.m. on
Tuesday, April 11. Call-in advice is also available by calling 317-269-2000
from 2 to 8 p.m., also on April 11.
Ask a Lawyer is one of several pro bono
programs of the Indianapolis Bar Association and is made possible by a grant
from the Indianapolis Bar Foundation. Pro bono service, defined by the Indiana
Supreme Court as free legal services given directly to or for the benefit of
individuals whose incomes do not exceed 200 percent of the federal poverty
level, is an expectation of Indiana attorneys. While a specific amount of pro
bono service per year is not mandated, attorneys are required to report such
service each year.
About Plews Shadley Racher
& Braun LLP
Plews Shadley Racher &
Braun LLP (PSRB) has the largest environmental law practice in Indiana. The boutique law firm was established in 1988
and focuses on complex, highly-regulated
areas of law including environmental law, insurance law, health care and life
sciences law, complex litigation
services, corporate and transactional services, and employment law. PSRB is
headquartered in Indianapolis and has an office in South Bend. Additional information about Plews Shadley
Racher & Braun LLP and the firm’s attorneys is available at www.psrb.com.
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