Indiana Pro Bono Commission
615 N Alabama St, Suite 122
Indianapolis, IN 46204
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We can't give you legal advice by telephone, email or on the internet! We are not your lawyer. We can only point you to lawyers or programs that may be able to help you.
The Indiana Pro Bono Commission is not an active legal practice. There are no attorneys in our office that take cases or offer legal advice in person, over the phone or by email. The Indiana Pro Bono Commission does not have a list of pro bono attorneys and will not recommend specific attorneys or law firms. We understand filing or defending a civil case in court can be very difficult. There are a lot of court rules and procedures that have to be followed. Also, some cases may require specific kinds of immediate action or have deadlines to file papers, and failing to act or missing a deadline can have serious consequences for your case. Timely legal advice can stop small problems from becoming larger ones.
The providers listed at the links on this page provide assistance with civil (not criminal) cases only. For assistance with a criminal case, you may either hire a private attorney or accept legal representation from the local public defender's office.
Please choose your county of residence to see a list of organizations in your area that provide legal services to low income clients. If you are filing in a different county, please contact the providers for both of those counties to determine which pro bono organization may be able to provide you assistance. Legal representation may be provided free or at a low cost to those who qualify; however, no-cost or low-cost legal help is not available in all cases. Each county is a part of one of 12 districts.
This is not an exhaustive list, and more resources for finding legal help are listed at the bottom of this page.
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The following groups can either help you with your case themselves and/or direct you to a lawyer or organization in your county that can help you.
Indiana State Bar Association
You can find general Indiana attorney information and local bar association contact information.
Indiana Pro Se Directory
The Indiana Pro Bono Commission has compiled a directory of providers around the state that can help individuals who choose to handle their legal issues without an attorney. Providers are listed by county, and names, addresses, phone numbers and the range of services are listed.
Indianapolis Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service (can also provide lawyer referrals for other languages): Call 317-269-2222.
Lake County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service: Call 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.
The ABA has also created a web site to help people find legal help from a lawyer or other source.
Indiana Legal Services / Justice Center
This agency provides support to the legal service programs in Indiana receiving funds from the Legal Services Corporation. These programs, like Indiana Legal Services, Inc., provide free legal assistance to low income people throughout Indiana. You can find a list of these programs by county.
Many law schools offer clinical programs that provide free or low-cost legal help to those who qualify. In a typical clinical program, a law student working under the supervision of an attorney will assist you.