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Pro Bono Assistance Opportunities for the Western District of Kentucky

Pro Bono Assistance Program

In July 2018, the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky adopted a Pro Bono Civil Case Protocol which implements a new pro bono program designed to address the Court’s growing need to provide counsel for indigent litigants in certain civil cases.  Members of the Court’s bar are invited to volunteer by submitting a Pro Bono Attorney Application.

This program allows lawyers with an interest in pro bono service to join a roster of volunteer attorneys from which the Court will make civil case appointments.  Pro bono counsel will be asked to represent indigent parties in civil litigation after the Court has preliminarily evaluated the case and made a determination to seek counsel for the unrepresented indigent party.

Letter from former Chief Judge Joseph H. McKinley, Jr.


Attorney Resources

Pro Bono Civil Case Protocol

Application for Pro Bono Counsel Panel

Motion for Reimbursement of Expenses Form


James J. Vilt, Jr.
(502) 625-3500