The Indiana Bar Foundation has named Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP a winner of the 2012 Pro Bono Publico Award. Of the four honorees to receive recognition, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP stands alone as the only firm to receive the award this year.
“We are honored to accept this award and be recognized by the Indiana Bar Foundation for our efforts to provide legal services to those who otherwise would not be able to afford them,” said W. Tobin McClamroch, Co-Chairman of the firm. “We at Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP are committed to the communities we serve and strive to provide quality legal service to individuals with diverse challenges. We are pleased that the Indiana Bar Foundation recognizes our regional impact and our global efforts to bring needed legal services to these individuals.”
The Pro Bono Publico Awards are sponsored by the Indiana Bar Foundation and are awarded annually to those who make remarkable contributions towards ensuring that legal services are made available to persons who otherwise could not afford assistance on their own. This year’s winners will be presented with their awards on Oct. 26 at the Randall T. Shepard Celebration sponsored jointly by the Indiana Pro Bono Commission and the Indiana Bar Foundation. Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP was selected to receive this award based on its local, federal and international pro bono contributions.
Locally, the firm has teamed with an Indianapolis high school and charter school in order to increase students’ knowledge of law through classroom visits and field trips, while also encouraging students of color to enter the legal field.
Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP is also an active participant in the Indianapolis Bar Association’s Ask a Lawyer Program, in which attorneys provide free legal consultations during informal events around the Indianapolis area. Additionally, the firm’s attorneys volunteer for the Civil Assistance Trial Panel, in which they represent indigent litigants in need of counsel, as well as the Mediation Assistance Program. Both programs were created by the United States District Court - Southern District of Indiana.
The firm also provides pro bono work on the international level. Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP partner Daniel Byron was selected by The International Senior Lawyers Project to travel to Ulaanbaatar, the capitol city of Mongolia, in September of this year to assist Mongolian attorneys in defending the rights of journalists in the country and advocate for the right of free press. This was the second of Byron’s trips abroad. In 2007, he also traveled to West Africa.
Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP is a progressive business law firm with nearly 225 professionals serving regional, national and international clients. For more information, visit www.bgdlegal.com.