subject guide: legal information and legal Aid

In addition to having legal books to check out and some forms that can be photocopied, the library is an intake location for legal aid. For those needing further assistance, a directory of local legal organizations is listed below. 

Library Materials

The Complete Book of Wills, Estates, & Trusts
by Alexander A. Bov
346.7305 BOV
Free Legal Advice, Indiana
by J. Gregory Garrison
340.0977 GAR

Websites

Indiana Self-Service Legal Center - www.in.gov/judiciary/selfservice/2333.htm
Find divorce, child support, small claims, appeals, petition for name change, and several other legal forms on this site sponsored by the Indiana Judicial Branch.

Indiana Code - www.in.gov/legislative/ic/2010/
Look up the most current state laws.

Organizations

Johnson County Bar Association Legal Clinic
Free legal advice provided by qualified, licensed attornys in Johnson County.
Days and locations:
  -4th Tuesday of the month at 10am (first come first serve until everyone is seen) | Greenwood Public Library
  -2nd Wednesday of the month from 4-6:30pm | Law Resources Center (170 N Jackson St., Franklin); call 317-868-2589 during that time if you can't travel to Franklin.

Legal Aid District Eleven (covers Johnson County)
(812) 378-0358 or (877) 378-0358 | 1531 13th St., G330, Columbus, IN
If you qualify financially, you can use the pro bono services of Legal Aid District Eleven. Visit the Columbus office to apply or call (812) 378-0358 or (877) 378-0358 during business hours.

Indianapolis Bar Association's Legal Line - www.indybar.org/index.cfm?pg=LegalAdvice-LegalLine
(317) 269-2000 | 135 N Pennsylvania St, Suite 1500, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Local attorneys provide free legal advice over the phone the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 6-8pm.  Call (317) 269-2000 to ask your legal questions. They also host an Ask A Lawyer program twice a year at Indianapolis Public Library branches where you can meet with an attorney for free.  Visit www.indybar.org/index.cfm?pg=LegalAdvice-AskALawyer for more information.

Indiana Legal Services - www.indianalegalservices.org
(317) 631-9410 or (800) 869-0212 | 151 N Delaware Suite 1800, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Provides free civil legal service to low-income individuals throughout the state.

Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic - www.nclegalclinic.org
(317) 429-4131 | 3333 N. Meridian St., Suite 201, Indianapolis, IN 46208 | contactus@nclegalclinic.org
A non-profit corporation offering pro bono legal assistance and education to low income families, including immigrant families.  To be accepted as a client, you must attend an Intake Session:
-Thursdays at Noon | Aletheia Church (formerly Madison Avenue Baptist Church) | 7816 Madison Ave. Indy 46227
-Several other sites around the state on various days of the week (Visit www.nclegalclinic.org/IntakeSchedule.aspx or call (317) 429-4158 for more info).

Indianapolis Legal Aid Society - www.indylas.org
(317) 635-9538 | 615 N Alabama St Suite 122, Indianapolis, IN  46204
Family and civil law cases for low-income individuals.  Short waiting periods.

FAQs

Does the library have the legal form I need?
Possibly.  The library has several common generic forms that can be photocopied for $.15/sheet.  However, first visit the Self-Service Legal Center's website above to see if it has what you need.

I just need a little legal advice...who can I ask?
Your best bet for free advice is to call the Indy Bar Association's Legal Line the 2nd Tuesday of the month (317-269-2000).

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