Indiana's Chief Justice has urged lawyers to increase their pro bono hours, but a panel says they should not be given continuing education credits for doing so.
Chief Justice Brent Dickson is stepping down after only two years in his current leadership position.
A judicial report found that of all civil lawsuits in Indiana last year, 60 percent of people went unrepresented.
The Indiana Supreme Court, along with judges and lawyers around the state, is exploring ways to provide more free and low-cost legal services to Hoosiers.
Justice Brent Dickson was chosen to replace Randall Shepard as the state Supreme Court's chief justice.
Massa begins his work today as the state’s 107th Supreme Court justice.
Chief Justice Randall Shepard will hear his first case as a senior judge on May 4.
Mark Massa, who served as Governor Mitch Daniels’ chief counsel, has been chosen as the new state Supreme Court justice.
Chief Justice Randall Shepard is the longest serving state court chief justice in the country.