1 Directory of Indiana Pro Se Projects Volume III 2012 Compiled and published as a service of the
2 Assistance for Self-Represented Litigants Indiana Supreme Court Self-Service Center Website contains information regarding representing yourself in court on variety of issues, court forms, resources and information on mediation. Offers downloadable court forms. Indianapolis Bar Association Legal Lines Legal Line (General) Second Tuesday of every month, 6:00-8:00 pm Call (317) Offers advice and consultations over the telephone regarding civil legal issues. Bankruptcy Legal Line Second and Fourth Wednesday of every month 12:00-1:00 pm Call (317) Offers advice and consultations over the telephone regarding bankruptcy issues only. Legal Advice Hotline Twenty-minute phone consultations on legal issues for $35. Available Monday-Friday 8:30 am-4:30 pm Call (317) to set up a consultation. Indiana State Bar Association and Indiana Pro Bono Commission Talk To A Lawyer Today On Martin Luther King Day, there are walk-in and call-in sites throughout the state for legal assistance, including assistance for Spanishspeaking callers. For information on specific sites and times visit or call ISBA (317) or IPBC (317) Indiana Foreclosure Prevention Network (877) GET-HOPE or (877) Call for foreclosure prevention assistance. Across the State Each program listed in this section serves multiple counties. Volunteer Lawyer Program of Northeast Indiana, Inc. 927 S. Harrison St., Fort Wayne (260) or (877) Monday-Friday 9:00 am-4:30 pm Offers pro se clinics for dissolution of marriage, self -service legal clinics where both parties agree to terms of property settlement, parenting time, and child support, and pro se clinics for bankruptcy. Please call if interested in clinic opportunities. Serves LaGrange, Steuben, Noble, Dekalb, Whitley, Allen, Huntington, Wells, and Adams Counties Legal Aid District 11 Client Counseling Program, (877) Intake hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00 am-12:00 pm; Tuesday, Thursday, 1:00-3:00 pm If eligible, assists with general civil legal issues. Serves Brown, Bartholomew, Decatur, Jackson, and Jennings Counties The Volunteer Lawyer Network, Inc. (574) Offers pro se services regarding divorce. Also offers Talk To A Lawyer events throughout the year to assist people with legal advice over the telephone. Serves St. Joseph, Elkhart, Marshall, and Kosciusko Counties
3 Legal Line for Northeast Indiana Every Tuesday 5:00-7:00 pm (except holidays) Call (260) Offers legal advice and consultations over the phone. Sponsored by Allen County Bar Association and Volunteer Lawyer Program of Northeast Indiana. Serves LaGrange, Steuben, Noble, Dekalb, Whitley, Allen, Huntington, Wells and Adams Counties Volunteer Lawyer Program of Southwestern Indiana, Talk To A Lawyer Hotline First Thursday of every month, 4:30-7:00 pm (CST) (812) or (888) Offers legal advice and consultations over the phone. Sponsored by Volunteer Lawyer Program of Southwestern Indiana, Evansville Bar Association, and Evansville Bar Foundation. Serves Knox, Daviess, Martin, Gibson, Pike, Dubois, Posey, Vanderburgh, Warrick, Spencer and Perry Counties Southern Indiana Pro Bono Referrals Talk to a Lawyer Call-In Every Third Tuesday of the month (except December), 4:00-6:00 pm (MLK Day, 10:00 am-4:00 pm) (812) Offers legal advice and consultation over the phone. Serves Orange, Washington, Scott, Clark, Crawford, Harrison and Floyd Counties Whitewater Valley District 9 Pro Bono Commission and Indiana Legal Services, Talk To A Lawyer Clinic Last Wednesday of every month, walk-in clinic, 1:30-3:30 pm Maley Foundation bldg., 712 E. Main St., Richmond Serves Wayne, Rush, Fayette, Union and Franklin Counties District IV Pro Bono (765) Offers Talk To A Lawyer events in the Fall and Spring to assist people with legal advice over the telephone. Serves Benton, White, Carroll, Warren, Fountain, Tippecanoe, Clinton and Montgomery Counties District V Pro Bono 639 Columbia St., Lafayette (765) or (800) Offers pro se packages at locations throughout the district. Serves Fulton, Cass, Wabash, Miami, Howard and Tipton Counties Indiana Legal Services Click on Legal Information to find information regarding most civil law issues. Information available in English and Español. (see below for nearest office) Indiana Legal Services Bloomington Office College Square, Second Floor 214 South College Avenue, Bloomington (812) or (800) Offers legal advice or assistance with court forms to represent yourself. Serves Bartholomew, Brown, Clay, Greene, Jackson, Lawrence, Monroe, Morgan, Orange, Owen, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan and Vigo Counties Indiana Legal Services Indianapolis Market Square Center, 151 N. Delaware, Suite 1800 Indianapolis. Telephone intake hours: Monday and Friday 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.; Wednesday 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. Walk-in intake hours: Wednesday 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.; Tuesday and Thursday 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.. (317) or (800) Offers legal advice and assistance with forms for divorce, family law, small claims, and housing. Serves Boone, Decatur, Delaware, Fayette, Franklin, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Henry, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Randolph, Rush, Shelby, Union and Wayne Counties
4 Indiana Legal Services Fort Wayne 919 S. Harrison, Suite 200, Fort Wayne Intake Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9-11:00am (260) or (888) Offers pro se assistance for dissolution of marriage with no children and no real estate. The assistance will help with all forms and some fees if applicable. Serves Adams, Allen, Blackford, DeKalb, Grant, Huntington, Jay, Steuben, Wells and Whitley Counties Indiana Legal Services Lafayette 639 Columbia Street, Lafayette Monday- Friday 8:00am-12:00pm & 1:00-4:30pm (765) or (800) (toll free) Offers pro se forms with additional materials on how to complete forms. If eligible, may receive assistance with follow up questions and advice over the phone regarding pro se forms. Serves Benton, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fountain, Howard, Miami, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Vermillion, Wabash, Warren and White Counties Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic Offers brief legal advice on landlord/tenant, housing/foreclosure, guardianship, custody/visitation, child support, immigration, bankruptcy, consumer/ debt, wills/estates, SSI/SSD, and tax controversies. In order to receive pro se advice, must attend a free intake session. Before you go to intake, remember that sessions are first-come, first-served. Times and locations may change, so check for updated information.
5 Assistance for Self-Represented Litigants Clark County Clark Legal Self Help Center Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:30-3:00 pm County Government Building 501 East Court Avenue, First Floor, Jeffersonville Assists in obtaining legal forms and answering basic legal questions Hancock County Second and Fourth Wednesday every month at 4:30 pm 9 E. Main St, #302, Greenfield; first floor courtroom Please complete Hancock County Legal Aid application prior to meeting, which can be found on second floor outside Clerk s office (bring basic information, employment, income, legal issue). Legal advice will be given, including pro se help. Must live in Hancock County and case must be heard in Hancock County. Sponsored by Hancock County Bar Association. Visit LegalAid.html for more information Hendricks County 1 Courthouse Square, #104, Danville Self Help Office on first floor of the courthouse. Assists residents of Hendricks County in representing themselves in most civil legal issues. Open Monday-Friday 8:00-4:00 pm Johnson County Greenwood Public Library, 310 S Meridian St., Greenwood 2nd and 4th Tuesday every month at 10:00 am Assists Johnson County residents with limited civil legal issues. Cannot assist in fee-generating cases, disability, criminal, custody, and driver s license reinstatements issues. Sponsored by Johnson County Bar Association. Johnson County Courthouse Law Library Five East Jefferson Street, Franklin 3rd Tuesday of every month at 12:00 pm by County Each program listed in this section serves only one county. Assists Johnson County residents with limited civil legal issues. Cannot assist in fee-generating cases, disability, criminal, custody, and driver s license reinstatements issues. Sponsored by Johnson County Bar Association. Lake County Volunteer attorneys are available to provide pro se litigants of Lake County with basic information and assistance in completing State of Indiana preprinted forms regarding domestic relations matters. Contact the Family Court Coordinator from 8:30 am-4:00 pm daily to determine eligibility and to set up an appointment, (219) Madison County 16 E. Ninth Street, #213, Anderson Madison County residents can receive pro se assistance at clerk s office for divorce and protective order issues. Monday-Friday 8-4:00 pm Marion County Visit home.aspx and click on Going Pro Se to watch a video on representing yourself in Marion County court system. Monroe County Counsel in the Court Assists pro se family law litigants, every Friday, from 10:00 am -12:30 pm. Assists pro se collection issues litigants, every Friday from 1:30-3:00 pm. Walk-in clinic, first come, first served. Monroe County Justice Bldg, 301 N. College Ave., Bloomington. Call (812) for information. Staffed by District 10 pro bono volunteer attorneys and law students.
6 Tenant Assistance Project (TAP) Offered Fall through Spring Eviction cases only at the legal help desk. Monroe County Justice Bldg., 301 N. College Ave., Bloomington Bloomington residents only Morgan County Third Wednesday of every month, 4:30 pm, Morgan County Courthouse, 10 E. Washington St., Martinsville. Volunteer attorneys offer legal advice to eligible Morgan County residents. Owen County Owen County Family Court Project Offers referral assistance to pro se litigants with family law issues over the phone Call Tippecanoe County Tippecanoe County Access to Justice Committee, Tippecanoe Superior Court. Pro se initiatives include public education forums at Tippecanoe County Public Library, 627 South St, Lafayette. Vanderburgh County Family Law Clinic for Self-Represented Litigants 2nd and 4th Friday every month, 2:00-4:30 pm. Assists Vanderburgh County residents with family law issues. Appointments in advance, (812) Sponsored by Volunteer Lawyer Program of Southwestern Indiana, Evansville Bar Association, Vanderburgh County Courts, and Vanderburgh County Family Court Project. Pulaski County Pulaski County Courthouse, 112 East Main Street, #310, Winamac. Offers forms needed to represent yourself for civil legal issues. Monday-Friday 8:00 am-4:00 pm (closed 12:00-1:00 pm) Putnam County Putnam County Family Court Facilitation Project, One Courthouse Square, Greencastle (765) Tuesday and Wednesday 8:00 am-4:00 pm (Closed 12:00-1:00 pm). Provides alternative dispute resolution for eligible Putnam County residents representing themselves in family law cases. Putnam County Pro Se Desk One Courthouse Square, Greencastle Third Tuesday of every month 12:00-2:00 pm Assists Putnam County residents on a first-come, first-served basis with civil legal issues.