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Pro Bono Fund

Pro Bono Fund

The District Court Pro Bono Fund is used for prepayment or reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses necessarily incurred by court-recruited attorneys representing indigents pro bono in civil cases not covered by the Criminal Justice Act.  Covered expenses include expert fees, deposition and transcript costs, travel expenses, service of papers, and witness fees.  The Pro Bono Fund Plan Regulations contains a complete list of covered expenses, information on the limit on total expenses covered by the Fund, and information on procedures for obtaining prepayments or reimbursements.  Application for such funds shall be approved by the court.