INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -
One of the nationís longest serving directors of a legal aid organization
has announced heís retiring from Indiana Legal Services next March 31.
Norman Metzger has
been the executive director of the not-for-profit law firm for 44 years.
Since his appointment in 1970, the Larwill native expanded Indiana Legal
Services from operating only in Marion County to the largest poverty law
firm in the state, serving clients in all 92 counties from eight regional
offices. The expansion included mergers with legal aid organizations in
northwestern and northern Indiana.
Metzger also helped
pioneer special legal services in poverty law by assigning experienced
attorneys to focus on recurring legal issues such as housing, health care,
immigration, seniors and those affecting homeless people and military