Issue 7 | July 28, 2021
White House Summit on Eviction Prevention
On June 30, the White House convened local government, judicial, legal, and community leaders from 50 cities to develop community-specific solutions to provide vulnerable families access to counsel, divert evictions, and connect renters and landlords to available resources.  

Marilyn Smith, Vice President and Director of Civil Justice at the Indiana Bar Foundation, was selected among local leaders from across the court system, legal services and legal advocacy communities, philanthropy, non-profit services, and local government to support and facilitate coordination among these stakeholders in developing locally-tailored eviction prevention action plans that incentivize the use of emergency rental assistance and keep tenants stably housed, while also providing a model for the coordination required in communities across the country to fully address the eviction crisis. Read more about the summit here.
Supporting Civil Legal Assistance
This month, the Foundation sent notifications to calendar year 2020 donors to assist with pro bono reporting on the Indiana Supreme Court attorney registration. The Foundation promotes collaboration among pro bono and civil legal aid providers to help low-income Hoosier families. Partnerships between volunteer and staff attorneys assure that every dollar donated expands civil justice for low-income Hoosiers.  

This year the Foundation will award over $3.5 million in grants to nonprofit civil legal aid providers in Indiana. These grants support innovative programs and expand services for those in need.  

Through your gifts of time and money, we can inspire and lead change to improve civil legal assistance for all Hoosiers. Please consider making a gift to the Foundation.