Other Places to Find Legal Help and Information:


Statewide Services

Indiana Supreme Court Self-Service Legal Center 

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

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

        -Click here for a step-by-step guide on representing yourself in court in Indiana. 

___________________________________________________________________________________

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.

___________________________________________________________________________________

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.

           

___________________________________________________________________________________


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).

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.

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 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 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 probono14@sbcglobal.net, or call 812-288-8002

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 

________________________________________________________________________________

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

_________________________________________________________________________________

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. 

___________________________________________________________________________________

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.

___________________________________________________________________________________