Other Places to Find Legal Help and Information:
This service offers free legal information, court forms, and various resources for people who represent themselves in court.
- Find court forms here.
- View the Supreme Court's site en Español here.
- Learn more about how Indiana's court system operates here.
If you are looking to hire an attorney, search the Bar Association's website by county for your local bar association.
-Click here for a step-by-step guide on representing yourself in court in Indiana.
Civil Legal Aid Programs in Indiana
These organizations give free legal help. Their services are mostly to help low-income families. They don’t take criminal cases, only cases that you yourself can’t go to jail for.
Indiana Legal Services, Inc. (ILS) is a nonprofit law firm that provides free civil legal assistance to eligible low-income people throughout the state of Indiana. ILS serves statewide with offices in Indianapolis, Bloomington, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Hammond, Lafayette, Merrillville, New Albany and South Bend. for more information, visit www.indianalegalservices.org or call 844-243-8570 (toll free) Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
-To explore additional resources by category, visit ILS's Topics page. Covered topics include pro bono attorneys, seniors, taxes, students, consumer law and bankruptcy, and an overview of the Indiana court system.
-Apply for legal help online here.
The Indianapolis Legal Aid Society is dedicated to ensuring that qualified low-income persons living in the Central Indiana community have immediate and direct access to quality legal assistance for civil disputes. The Indianapolis Legal Aid Society serves Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion, Morgan, and Shelby counties. For more information, visit www.indylas.org or call 317-635-9538.
- For information about making an appointment, office hours, or what to expect when you visit the office, click here.
The Clinic believes everyone should have access to justice regardless of their income, so they provide free legal services to those who cannot afford them. Their goal is to free clients from the legal burdens that have kept them from flourishing. Though the majority of the Clinic's clients come from Central and Northeast Indiana, they provide services to clients statewide. For more information, visit https://www.nclegalclinic.org/ or call 317-429-4131 (Indianapolis) and 260-456-8972 (Fort Wayne).
- Click here for a list of up-to-date legal intake locations and frequently asked questions.
- Follow the Clinic's blog, Hearts4Justice, for more information about their activities.
The Legal Aid Society is a not-for-profit law firm funded by the City of Evansville, Vanderburgh County, and the United Way of Southwestern Indiana, Inc. Low-income Vanderburgh County residents may visit our office and apply for free legal advice and representation each business day or apply for our assistance by telephone between the hours shown below. They do not take applications for services by e-mail. Call (812) 435-5173 to learn more.
-A list of local Evansville legal and governmental organizations can be found here.
Legal aid is a not-for-profit organization that provides legal assistance and representation to low-income individuals and families in Tippecanoe County. This organization serves Tippecanoe County residents only. For more information, visit http://tclegalaid.org/ or call 765-742-1068.
Elkhart Legal Aid Services
This service is for Elkhart County residents: (574) 294-2658.
The Center for Victim and Human Rights (CVHR) provides comprehensive legal representation to victims of crime and human rights abuses, who often lack the safety and resources necessary to access available legal remedies. For more information, visit http://www.cvhr.org/ or call (317) 610-3427.
Volunteer Attorney Pro Bono Programs
Serving residents of St. Joseph, Elkhart, LaPorte, Starke, Marshall, and Kosciusko counties. For more information visit www.volunteerlawyernetwork.net, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 574-277-0075.
Serving residents of LaGrange, Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Noble, Steuben, Wells and Whitley counties. For more information visit www.vlpnei.org or call 260-407-0917 and 877-407-0917 (toll free).
Indiana District 4 Pro Bono Corporation
Serving residents of Clinton, Fountain, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, Warren, Benton, Carroll, Vermillion, Parke, Boone and White counties: call 765-423-5327 or 800-382-7581 (toll free).
Wabash Valley Volunteer Attorneys
Serving residents in Cass, Fulton, Howard, Miami, Tipton, Pulaski, Grant and Wabash counties. For more information call 765-423-5327.
Serving residents in Blackford, Delaware, Henry, Jay, Madison, Hamilton, Hancock and Randolph counties: For more information visit http://myjustice.org/, email email@example.com, or call 765-465-8482 or 800-910-4407 (toll free).
Heartland Pro Bono Council
Serving residents in Greene, Lawrence, Monroe, Putnam, Hendricks, Clay, Morgan, Owen, Vigo and Sullivan counties. For more information, visit www.d10probono.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 812-339-3610 every Monday, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Thursday, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Legal Aid District Eleven
Serving residents in Bartholomew, Brown, Decatur, Jackson, Johnson, Shelby, Rush and Jennings counties. For more information, visit www.legalaid11.org, email email@example.com, or call 877-378-0358 (intake Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.)
Legal Volunteers of Southeast Indiana
Serving residents in Dearborn, Jefferson, Ohio, Ripley, Franklin, Wayne, Union, Fayette and Switzerland counties. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 812-537-0123 and 877-237-0123 (toll free).
Serving residents in Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Knox, Martin, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick counties For more information, visit www.facebook.com/VolunteerLawyerProgramOfSouthwesternIndianaInc. For intake, call Legal Aid Society of Evansville, serving Vanderburgh County residents only: (812) 435-5173 or Indiana Legal Services Evansville, 812-426-1295 or 800-852-3477 (toll free)
Serving residents in Wayne County (and foreclosure prevention services for Randolph, Union and Wayne counties). For more information, visit www.whitewatervalleyprobono.org or call 765-983-7353