Steele, Koch recognized for pro bono work

Indiana Sen. Brent Steele, R-Bedford, and Rep. Eric Koch, R-Bedford, recently were named recipients of the 2012 Indiana Pro Bono Commission’s Randall T. Shepard Award for excellence in pro bono publico.

The two Lawrence County attorneys were recognized for their support and commitment to passing House Enrolled Act 1049, which secured funding for Indiana’s pro bono district programs, according to a news release from Erin Pabody, the press secretary for House of Representatives’ Republican Caucus.

These programs help provide pro bono (free) legal services to low-income Hoosiers across the state.

Steele represents Senate District 44, which includes Brownstown, Carr, Driftwood, Hamilton, Owen, Pershing, Redding and Salt Creek townships in Jackson County while Koch represents House District 65, which includes Pershing and Salt Creek townships in Jackson County.

The Indiana Pro Bono Commission is a program of the Indiana Bar Foundation.

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