|If you are low income, have a civil (NOT criminal) legal problem, and can't afford a lawyer, we may be able to help you find a volunteer lawyer willing to assist you|
To support Access to Justice for All by recruiting volunteer lawyers to provide legal information, advice, and representation in civil legal matters to low-income persons who are residents of Lake, Porter, Jasper, & Newton Counties. ( For information for other counties: Indiana Pro Bono Commission )
For Applicants: We screen for eligibility, provide immediate legal advice, information or referrals to other agencies, and, where appropriate, refer applicants to a volunteer attorney for further legal services - civil cases only. NOTE: YOU MUST RESIDE IN LAKE, PORTER, JASPER, OR NEWTON COUNTY of Indiana. If you do not, please ask for assistance from the legal aid or pro bono project that serves the county that you do live in. If your case is in our region, they can send a referral to us.
PLEASE NOTE: Our volunteer attorneys cannot assist persons who are incarcerated.
TO APPLY FOR LEGAL ASSISTANCE FOR YOUR CASE BY A VOLUNTEER ATTORNEY: Click Here
TO ASK AN INDIANA ATTORNEY A LEGAL QUESTION ONLINE: Click Here
For Attorney Volunteers: We offer low-cost CLE, links to mentors, and follow up with you on the progress of your case and the services that you donate.
Ways You Can Volunteer:
*Sign up to take a case
*Sign up to assist with the Lake Superior Court Room 3 pro se family law clinic
*Sign up for our annual Talk to a Lawyer Today event on the Martin Luther King Birthday Holiday each January
*Sign up to answer legal questions online: INLegalAnswers.org
*Gary Teen Court starts January 2016 - Contact our office to help!
*Coming Soon: pro se clinics to assist preparing filings for paternity cases in Lake Juvenile Court; pro se informational clinics for housing and consumer cases in Lake Superior Courts County Divisions 2 and 3.
To Volunteer: Click Here
Coming Events for Attorneys:
- Thursday, March 17, 2016: "Domestic Violence Seminar" - CLE for volunteers to help and understand working with victims of Domestic Violence. Location: Innsbrook Country Club, 6701 Taft St., Merrillville, IN. PLEASE REGISTER BY March 16 with following documents if want waiver of fees in exchange for volunteering to handle on Domestic Violence Case:
- For CLE Registration: Click Here To Register for waiver of fee complete this: Click Here
Coming Events for the Pubic:
- Monday, January 18, 2016: "Talk to a Lawyer Today - Free", honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; for Jasper & Newton County Locations and times Click Here; For Lake County Click Here; For Porter County Click Here