Local Rule 87 of the District Court for the Southern District of Indiana provides that all attorneys who appear in that court four or more times during the previous calendar year are eligible for selection to the District Court’s Obligatory Panel. An attorney on the Obligatory Panel can only be selected once a calendar year to represent an indigent litigant. (More information on the District Court’s pro bono programs can be found here). Registration for and handling of a matter through the Bankruptcy Court’s pro bono program may satisfy the District Court’s Obligatory Panel requirement. For details contact Chris Muniz, the Bankruptcy Court’s Administrative Attorney, at (317) 229-3839.