First, to check on the status of your case, go to: MyCase it’s quick and free.
For Monroe County cases, you can also call Court Services at (812) 349-2615 with questions.
Check back to see other court closures or emergency procedures in the counties we serve, which are Clay, Greene, Hendricks, Lawrence, Monroe, Morgan, Owen, Putnam, Sullivan, and Vigo.
Second, please determine which of our programs you would like to access and see if you qualify.
Third, our Bloomington office at 120 W. 7th Street, Suite 450, Bloomington is closed, as we’re working remotely, so please don’t stop by. Correspondence can be mailed to: PO Box 8382. Bloomington, IN 47407 We want to keep our clients, our volunteers, and our staff safe during the pandemic. Please bear with us during this difficult time. We are processing cases more slowly due to all the precautionary measures, but otherwise our intake is the same. Check back for updates!
Please be aware that, even when an applicant meets all of the criteria to qualify for assistance, that does not automatically guarantee we will be able to find an attorney who is willing to take the case for free. For a variety of reasons, some cases are more difficult to place than others and attorneys are not obligated to accept cases from us. Also, finding volunteer attorneys takes time, so we cannot handle emergencies or cases with hearings or deadlines in less than thirty days. You are welcome to attend one of our clinics to get help in the meantime.
We only take clients whose incomes are at or less than 125% of the federal poverty line
This also depends on how many people you must support within your household.
ANNUAL INCOME POVERTY RATE
|Household/||Pro Bono||Chapter 7|
|Add $4,480 for each
person over 8
If you’re close to this, you may still qualify. We can deduct some expenses you have to keep a job, such as child care, mileage and uniforms, to get you to the 125% level. Also, it may be that not everyone you live with is a member of your household, if you don’t have a legal obligation to support them.
We also ask about other resources you may have, such as bank accounts, trusts, stocks or non-residential real estate.
We only take civil cases. We do not take criminal cases.
We also cannot take cases with hearings or deadlines within less than thirty (30) days. This is because we rely on volunteer attorneys to fit these cases into their schedules. It is unlikely, if not impossible, to find an attorney who can prepare for your case within less than thirty (30) days.
We only take cases in the following counties: