Other Places to Find Legal Help and Information:





CDC Moratorium extended: 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/more/pdf/CDC-Eviction-Moratorium-01292021.pdf

Update on Eviction Moratorium (Here is the updated CDC Declaration UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY FOR THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION’S TEMPORARY HALT IN EVICTIONS TO PREVENT FURTHER SPREAD OF COVID-19)

 https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/EvictionDeclare_d508.pdf

Expiration Date 03-31-2021

This declaration is for tenants, lessees, or residents of residential properties who are covered by the CDC’s order temporarily halting residential evictions (not including foreclosures on home mortgages) to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. Under the CDC’s order you must provide a copy of this declaration to your landlord, owner of the residential property where you live, or other person who has a right to have you evicted or removed from where you live. Each adult listed on the lease, rental agreement, or housing contract should complete this declaration. Unless the CDC order is extended, changed, or ended, the order prevents you from being evicted or removed from where you are living through March 31, 2021. You are still required to pay rent and follow all the other terms of your lease and rules of the place where you live. You may also still be evicted for reasons other than not paying rent or making a housing payment. This declaration is sworn testimony, meaning that you can be prosecuted, go to jail, or pay a fine if you lie, mislead, or omit important information.






FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION: Consumer Information

Scammers are scheming as HealthCare.gov reopens. The Coronavirus pandemic has not only had a dramatic health impact, but also an economic blow as many Americans are now unemployed — and uninsured. As a result, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has re-opened HealthCare.gov for a “Special Enrollment Period,” from February 15, 2021 – May 15, 2021. This Special Enrollment Period will give people who need health care coverage the chance to sign up. But it also gives scammers a new chance to call, email, send letters and texts, trying to get your money — and your personal and financial information.

Scammers know you have questions about the special enrollment, and they’re taking advantage of that to mislead you.

Click here for things to know to help keep your money and personal information safe, while getting the insurance coverage you need.



Statewide Services

Indiana Legal Help (Indianalegalhelp.org)

The Coalition for Court Access helps people across Indiana looking for civil legal help with non-criminal issues including family, housing, and healthcare.  This service offers free legal information, court forms, and various resources for people who represent themselves in court.

- Find court forms here


Indiana Bar Association

The Indiana State Bar Association has created an online lawyer directory to help you find a lawyer in your area who handles your type of case.  zeekbeek.com/inbar



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Lawyer Referral Services 

Indianapolis Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service - (Can also provide lawyer referrals for other languages): Call 317-269-2222.

Lake County Bar Association Lawyer Referral ServiceCall 219-738-1905.

Allen County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service- Call 260-423-2358.

St. Joseph County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service- Call 574-235-9657.

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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   

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. 

Indianapolis Legal Aid Society

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.


Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic

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. 

Legal Aid Society of Evansville

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 Corporation of Tippecanoe County

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.

Center for Victim and Human Rights

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.

Kids’ Voice of Indiana 

Kids’ Voice of Indiana provides free legal information to anyone needing guidance with children and family law issues, including forms and an informational website. Visit https://www.kidsvoicein.org/childrens-law-center-indiana-clci/ for more information or call 317-558-2870 ext. 334 or 323.

           

Disability Legal Services of Indiana

Provides assistance in educational matters for families of children with disabilities. We serve families all over the State. Legal Services are free or low-cost depending upon the families annual income. https://www.disabilitylegalservicesindiana.org/




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Pro Bono Indiana, Inc. (Volunteer Attorney Pro Bono Programs)

NWI Volunteer Attorneys

Serving residents of Lake, Porter, Jasper, & Newton counties. For more information, visit www.nwivolunteerlawyers.org, email probono@hobartlaw.net, or call 219-945-1799 or 866-945-1799 (toll free).


The Volunteer Lawyer Network

Serving residents of St. Joseph, Elkhart, LaPorte, Starke, Marshall, and Kosciusko counties. For more information visit  www.volunteerlawyernetwork.net, email volunteerinc@att.net, or call 574-277-0075.


Volunteer Lawyer Program of Northeast Indiana

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).


Wabash Valley Volunteer Attorneys (District D)

Serving residents of Clinton, Fountain, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, Warren, Benton, Carroll, Vermillion, Parke, Boone and White counties: For more information visit  https://www.facebook.com/wabashvalleyvolunteerattorneys/ or call 765-412-6558.

Wabash Valley Volunteer Attorneys (District E)

Serving residents in Cass, Fulton, Howard, Miami, Tipton, Pulaski, Grant and Wabash counties. For more information visit  https://www.facebook.com/wabashvalleyvolunteerattorneys/ or call 765-412-6558.


District 6 Access to Justice

Serving residents in Blackford, Delaware, Henry, Jay, Madison, Hamilton, Hancock and Randolph counties: For more information visit http://myjustice.org/, email districtf@outlook.com, or call 765-465-8482 or 800-910-4407 (toll free).


Heartland Pro Bono Council

 Serving residents in Marion county. For more information, visit www.heartlandprobono.org or email HeartlandPBC@gmail.com


District 10 Pro Bono Project

Serving residents in Greene, Lawrence, Monroe, Putnam, Hendricks, Clay, Morgan, Owen, Vigo and Sullivan counties. For more information, visit  www.d10probono.org, email dist10probono@gmail.com,  or call 812-339-3610 or 800-570-1787 every Tuesday, 5 p.m. to 7 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 help@legalaid11.org, email info@legalaid11.org, 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 info@legalvolunteers.com or call 812-537-0123.


Volunteer Lawyer Program of Southwest Indiana

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)


Southern Indiana Pro Bono Referrals

Serving residents in Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Orange, Scott and Washington counties. For more information, visit www.probono14.org, email sipbr@probonoindiana.org, or call 812-288-8002


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Whitewater Valley Pro Bono Commission

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 



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Additional Services


Servicemembers seeking legal help: Indiana Lawyers for Servicemembers:     http://www.inbar.org/page/militaryassistance 


Elder Law Information: Indiana Laws of Aging  


Need help with food, clothing, shelter, medicine or other services? 2-1-1 Indiana:  https://www.in211.org/ or call 211


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Immigration Law Assistance








ImmigrationLawHelp.org

-This site helps low-income immigrants find legal help. Here is the list of organizations in Indiana helping immigrants get legal help. 

Catholic Charities Indianapolis - Immigration Legal Services

-Areas of legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship, Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Legal services provided: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS. Contact twinn@archindy.org or visit http://www.archindy.org/cc/indianapolis/index.html for more information. 

Catholic Charities Diocese of Evansville 

-Areas of legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, NACARA, Naturalization/Citizenship, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions. Types of services offered: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS. Contact immigration@evdio.org or visit http://www.charitiesevv.org/ for more information. 

Catholic Charities of Fort Wayne-South Bend (Fort Wayne Office)

-Areas of legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant petitions, Family-based petitions, NACARA, Naturalization/Citizenship, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions. Types of services offered: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). Contact ccoffice@ccfwsb.org or visit http://www.ccfwsb.org/ for more information. 

Compassionate Legal Services of Louisville and Southern Indiana, Inc. (Louisville Office)

-Areas of legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship. Types of services offered: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS. Contact info@compassionatelegal.org or visit http://www.compassionatelegal.org/ for more information. 

Hispanic Connection of Southern Indiana

-Areas of legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas. Types of services offered: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). Contact lgr9@yahoo.com or visit http://www.hispanicconnectionsi.com/ for more information. 

Immigrant Connection at The Bridge Community Church

-Areas of legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant petitions, Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions. Types of services offered: help completing forms, filing with the USCIS. Contact 574-753-8316 or visit http://www.thebridgelogansport.com/ for more information. 

Indiana Legal Services - Immigrants and Language Rights Center (Indianapolis Office)

-Areas of legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, Habeas Corpus, NACARA, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions. Types of services offered: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), Federal court appeals. Contact 317-631-9410 or visit http://www.indianalegalservices.org/ for more information. 

La Casa de Amistad, Inc.

-Serving the residents of South Bend and surrounding areas. Areas of legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, NACARA, Naturalization/Citizenship, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions. Types of services offered: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS. Call 574-233-2120 or visit http://www.lacasadeamistad.org/ for more information.

LaCasa, Inc.

-Areas of legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions. Types of services offered: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS. Call 574-533-4450 or visit http://www.lacasainc.net/ for more information. 

Lafayette Urban Ministry Immigration Clinic

-Areas of legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions. Types of services offered: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews). Consultations by appointment only. Call 765-423-2691 or visit http://www.lumserve.org/ for more information. 

National Immigrant Justice Center (Goshen Office)

-Serving Allen, Elkhart, Lagrange, Noble, St Joseph counties. Areas of legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, Habeas Corpus, NACARA, Naturalization/Citizenship, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions. Types of services offered: Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), Federal court appeals. Call 312-660-1370 or visit https://www.immigrantjustice.org/ for more information. 

Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic

-Areas of legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, NACARA, Naturalization/Citizenship, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions. Types of services offered: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews). Call 317-429-4131 or visit http://www.nclegalclinic.org/ for more information. 

Sisters of St. Benedict Immigration Outreach

-The Sisters of St. Benedict Immigration Outreach offers accessible, affordable, and credible immigration services to southern Indiana and north-central Kentucky. Areas of legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Family-based petitions, Naturalization/Citizenship, Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Types of services offered: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS. Call 812-367-1411, ext. 2102 or visit http://www.thedome.org/ or www.facebook.com/LatinoOutreach for more information. 

The Welcome Network

-Serving La Porte, Lake, and Porter counties. Areas of legal assistance: Adjustment of Status, Consular Processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant petitions, Family-based petitions, NACARA, Naturalization/Citizenship, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions. Types of services provided: Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Federal court appeals. Call 219-276-3764 or visit http://www.thewelcomenet.org/ for more information. 

Valparaiso University Immigration Clinic

-Serving La Porte, Lake, and Porter counties. Areas of legal assistance: Asylum applications, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Habeas Corpus, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, U visas. Types of services provided: Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), Federal court appeals. Call 219-465-7903 or visit http://www.valpo.edu/law/current-students/law-clinic for more information. 


 ABA Federal (freelegalanswers.org) website focuses on the following federal legal issues:




Immigration: Individuals can ask questions about federal immigration law including deportation, asylum, green cards, work permits, DACA, children’s cases, employment-based immigration, citizenship and other immigration issues.


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National Services 


LawHelp.org

-LawHelp.org has been created for people living on low-incomes and the legal organizations that serve them. LawHelp.org provides referrals to local legal aid and public interest law offices, basic information about legal rights, court forms, self-help information, court information, links to social service agencies, and more in your state. LawHelp.org includes a network of 25 statewide legal information portals built on the LawHelp.org platform.

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ABA Home Front

www.abahomefront.org

ABA Home Front provides legal information, resources, and a directory of legal programs for veterans, service members, and military families. Programs listed include military legal assistance offices, legal aid and pro bono organizations, lawyer referral and information services, and military-specific programs where available.

ABA Military Pro Bono Project

www.militaryprobono.org

The ABA Military Pro Bono Project accepts case referrals from military attorneys on behalf of junior-enlisted, active-duty military personnel facing civil legal issues, and it works to place these cases with pro bono attorneys.

 ABA Federal (freelegalanswers.org) website focuses on the following federal legal issues:





Veterans Issues: Veterans and qualified individuals can ask about VA benefits, discharge upgrades, and similar veterans’ legal issues.