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Kids' Voice of Indiana

Kids' Voice of Indiana

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Michigan City Area Schools - Forms

Michigan City Area Schools - Forms

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Indiana Department of Education Forms

Indiana Department of Education Forms

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Gale Legal Forms

Gale Legal Forms

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Legal Information Reference Center

Legal Information Reference Center

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Indiana Court Forms for Attorneys

Indiana Court Forms for Attorneys

Forms for use in Indiana trial courts and appellate courts, primarily for use by attorneys and judges.

Bankruptcy Court - Filing without an Attorney

Bankruptcy Court - Filing without an Attorney

Find forms, checklists of requirements, and information on filing for bankruptcy without an attorney.

Looking for pro bono legal assistance? Check out the following resources:

Volunteer Lawyer Network

Volunteer Lawyer Network

PO Box 1358
South Bend, IN 46624
email: volunteerinc@att.net

Application for assistance: https://www.volunteerlawyernetwork.net/application
Phone: (574) 277-0075 (Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9 AM – 5 PM)

Offers free legal assistance and representation from community lawyers to eligible low-income individuals located in St. Joseph, Elkhart, LaPorte, Starke, Marshall and Kosciusko counties.

Legal areas covered: Family law, adoptions, guardianships, foreclosure, landlord-tenant, consumer/collections, estate law, wills, power of attorney, health care directives, contracts, real estate, bankruptcy, immigration

Indiana Legal Services, Inc.

Indiana Legal Services, Inc.

227 S. Main Street, Suite 200
South Bend, IN 46601

Application for assistance: http://www.indianalegalservices.org/applyonline
Intake Phone Number (toll-free): 844-243-8570 (Monday – Friday 9 AM – 1 PM Central)

Offers free legal assistance and advice to eligible low-income individuals located in Elkhart, Fulton, Kosciusko, Lagrange, LaPorte, Marshall, Noble, Pulaski, Starke, and St. Joseph counties.

Legal areas covered: Family law, consumer law, senior law, housing issues, public benefits

ABA Free Legal Answers

ABA Free Legal Answers

Need help with a legal question but can’t afford a lawyer? ABA Free Legal Answers is a website on which you can submit your questions about civil (non-criminal) legal issues and receive answers from volunteer lawyers in your state. You may be able to get free legal advice if you meet the following guidelines:

  • Your income is low for a family the size of yours.
  • The value of your checking account, savings account, stocks or bonds are low.
  • You aren’t in jail or prison.
  • Your legal problem isn’t related to a criminal charge.
  • You don’t already have a lawyer to help you with your legal problem.
  • You are an adult.
Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic

Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic

Serving LaPorte County

Online intake form: https://www.indianafreelegal.com/

Legal areas covered: Immigration, housing, bankruptcy, family law, expungement, tax issues, and more

University of Notre Dame Law Clinics

University of Notre Dame Law Clinics

Operates six clinics that provide free legal services for a small number of cases each semester. For individuals, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations in the South Bend region who cannot afford legal counsel. The clinics begin the intake process in the middle of August for the fall semester and early January for the spring semester.

Intake Phone Number: 574-631-6704

Legal areas covered:

  • Applied Mediation: Provides mediation services to individuals litigating civil matters such as child custody, parenting time, landlord-tenant disputes, and contract disputes.
  • Community Development: Offers non-litigation services to nonprofit organizations and small businesses.
  • Economic Justice: Provides legal services to low-income clients in consumer law matters.
  • Exoneration Justice: Committed to correcting the miscarriage of justice and investigating, litigating, and overturning wrongful convictions.
  • Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship: Offers counsel to businesses and entrepreneurs on IP-related issues.
  • Tax: Represents low-income clients in controversies with the Internal Revenue Service.
Disability Legal Services of Indiana

Disability Legal Services of Indiana

Represent qualifying low-income parents and students with disabilities in court, Indiana Department of Education proceedings, special education complaints, mediation, and Article 7 due process hearings.

Intake form: https://cdn.zephyrcms.com/62400571-180f-4051-93d4-6d78ebc7789c/-/inline/yes/dlsi-client-intake-form-july-2019.pdf
Return form to:
Mail: 5954 North College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220
Fax: 317-282-0608
Email: mjones@disabilitylegalservicesindiana.org

Legal areas covered: Special education, school discipline of students with disabilities, Section 504 plans, and issues concerning accommodations for students.

American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana

American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana

1031 East Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Online intake form: http://www.formstack.com/forms/?1157118-hfibE7kI4V
Intake email: intake@aclu-in.org

Serving residents of Indiana

Legal areas covered: Civil liberties or constitutional rights violations by a government agency or organization, including town government, public schools, police officers, or the State of Indiana. Includes freedom of speech, freedom of religion, police misconduct, censorship in public schools or libraries, privacy violations, inhumane jail or prison conditions, and more.

Hoosier Environmental Council

Hoosier Environmental Council

3951 N. Meridian Suite 100
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Phone: 317-685-8800

Serving residents of Indiana

Intake form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScUqGpfULYVgJqJQD1_Qh1x9sCp8R0V_EvVhhtARI6Cnfg15A/viewform

Legal areas covered: Provides legal assistance in select cases for Indiana citizens and communities facing environmental problems

Legal info & forms
ABA Free Legal Answers

ABA Free Legal Answers

Need help with a legal question but can’t afford a lawyer? ABA Free Legal Answers is a website on which you can submit your questions about civil (non-criminal) legal issues and receive answers from volunteer lawyers in your state. You may be able to get free legal advice if you meet the following guidelines:

  • Your income is low for a family the size of yours.
  • The value of your checking account, savings account, stocks or bonds are low.
  • You aren’t in jail or prison.
  • Your legal problem isn’t related to a criminal charge.
  • You don’t already have a lawyer to help you with your legal problem.
  • You are an adult.
Indiana Legal Services Legal Information Library

Indiana Legal Services Legal Information Library

Find information on legal topics related to housing, employment, consumer law, family issues, health and medical topics, public benefits, taxes, and more.

Kids' Voice of Indiana Children's Law Center

Kids' Voice of Indiana Children's Law Center

Find information about Indiana family law, including adoption, custody and parenting time, grandparent visitation, guardianship and third party custody, paternity establishment, Children In Need of Services (CHINS), termination of the parent-child relationship, and more.

American Bar Association Public Resources

American Bar Association Public Resources

Find information on legal issues, the courts, and legal education.

Legal Information Reference Center

Legal Information Reference Center

Offers full-text legal reference books for consumers and how-to information covering a wide range of legal issues. Log in with your library card number. Don’t have a library card? Sign up now to get an eCard.

Gale Legal Forms

Gale Legal Forms

Get professionally-written legal forms, available to download in Microsoft Word and PDF formats. Find forms for bankruptcy, power of attorney, wills & estates, landlord/tenant, incorporation, real estate, and more. Also includes a legal terms dictionary, law digest and legal questions & answers. Log in with your library card number. Don’t have a library card? Sign up now to get an eCard.

Indiana Court Case Records

Indiana Court Case Records

Search for non-confidential civil and criminal cases in Indiana courts, including La Porte County, that use the Odyssey case management system.

LaPorte County Courts

LaPorte County Courts

LaPorte Courthouse:
(219) 326-6808
813 Lincolnway
LaPorte, IN 46350

Michigan City Courthouse:
(219) 874-5611
300 Washington Street
Michigan City, IN 46360

Information about the LaPorte County Courts.

Indiana State Bar Association - Find a Lawyer

Indiana State Bar Association - Find a Lawyer

Search for lawyers and law firms by practice area, location, and/or name.

Indiana Roll of Attorneys

Indiana Roll of Attorneys

A listing of all attorneys licensed to practice law in Indiana. Each attorney’s record includes license status, disciplinary history, contact information, and any other names the attorney has practiced under.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law eBook

West's Encyclopedia of American Law eBook

Provides information on more than 5,000 legal topics. Log in with your library card number. Don’t have a library card? Sign up now to get an eCard.

Black's Law Dictionary

Black's Law Dictionary

Find definitions for more than 15,000 legal terms.

Michigan City Code of Ordinances

Michigan City Code of Ordinances

The ordinances of the City of Michigan City, Indiana.

Indiana Code

Indiana Code

The laws of the State of Indiana.

Indiana Administrative Code

Indiana Administrative Code

Rules and laws governing the activities of Indiana agencies. Includes rules and enforcement of state regulations.

Indiana General Assembly

Indiana General Assembly

The legislature of the state of Indiana.

Indiana Supreme Court

Indiana Supreme Court

Opinions, oral arguments, case documents, and information about the Indiana Supreme Court.

Constitution of Indiana

Constitution of Indiana

The highest body of state law in Indiana.

United States Code

United States Code

The laws of the United States of America.

Federal Register

Federal Register

The daily journal of the U.S. government. Features notices of public meetings, hearings, rule changes, investigations and funding for federal agencies.

United States Congress

United States Congress

The legislature of the federal government.

Supreme Court of the United States

Supreme Court of the United States

Opinions, oral arguments, case documents, and information about the Supreme Court.

Code of Federal Regulations

Code of Federal Regulations

Rules of the departments and agencies of the Federal Government.

Constitution of the United States of America

Constitution of the United States of America

The supreme law of the United States of America and charter of government.

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