COLUMBUS, Indiana – Legal Aid announces a Free Legal Aid Phone Clinic for residents of their eight county district on Tuesday, December 7, 2021. The district includes Bartholomew, Brown, Decatur, Jackson, Jennings, Johnson, Rush, and Shelby Counties. The phone clinic will be conducted 3 pm – 5:30 pm, though registration is required between 12 pm to 2 pm. The free clinics are for low-income residents.
The Legal Aid Clinic and Pro Bono Program utilizes local volunteer attorneys, offering free legal consultations to low-income individuals for the provision of legal advice and assistance in furtherance of equal access to justice within our community who might not otherwise be able to afford the counsel of an attorney.
Individuals calling to the Legal Aid Phone Clinic can expect to receive a 10-minute consultation to answer general questions including housing/eviction questions, offer legal information, or to receive other limited pro se assistance or advice, over the phone. Individuals seeking legal consultation must register by calling Legal Aid at 812-378-0358 on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 between 12 pm and 2 pm. A volunteer attorney will return a call to registered individuals between 3 pm and 5:30 pm. Individuals must be available between 3 pm and 5:30 pm to answer a call from an attorney.
Legal Aid will be offering additional Phone clinics throughout the service region. The next Legal Aid Phone Clinic is on January 17, 2021, with the same registration requirements and time frame.