How it works

Apply for an attorney with a few phone calls.

Your information is always kept confidential. If we place your case with an attorney, we will share your case information with that volunteer attorney, but no one else.

2 Phone interviews

To make a financial application over the phone, call (812) 339-3610 during intake hours:

Tuesday: 5-7 pm
Thursdays: 2-5 pm

We have intake workers available who will ask you basic questions about your income and your assets to see if you qualify financially. This takes about 8-10 minutes.

If you qualify financially, the intake worker will schedule you for another telephone interview. During this interview, you’ll give the details of your legal situation. This interview may be scheduled at any time during usual business hours.

Please don’t email us or call outside intake hours. This will only slow down the process.

Then we’ll let you know if we can help.

After we have done these two interviews, District 10’s staff decides what help, if any, we can best give you. You will receive a letter telling you of our decision within two weeks of your second interview.

If we decide to try to find an attorney to represent you in your case, it may take 30 days to three months to find an attorney. In various circumstances, it may take less time, and in a few rare cases, take longer.

We can’t take every case.

Please note that just because you qualify financially, that does not mean you’ll be able to be placed with an attorney. All of these steps are necessary to determine your financial and legal situation, and decide whether there is any help we can offer.

It’s not always possible to find an attorney for every case, even if we tell you that we’re going to try to find an attorney. Attorneys volunteer out of the goodness of their hearts, and must make time in their schedules to do so, and it’s not always possible to find an attorney who can do this.

If we can’t help…

That doesn’t mean you have a bad case. The biggest reason we may not be able to help? A lack of resources and attorneys. There may be other reasons as well which have nothing to do with your case.

You can still talk to an attorney at one of our walk-in clinics.