Free legal aid clinic planned for Jennings residents

Staff Reports

Legal Aid, a nonprofit that provides free civil legal services, will hold a free legal phone clinic for Jennings County residents on Sept. 1.

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 communities which 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, offer legal information, or to receive other limited pro se assistance or advice, over the phone.

Individuals must register for the clinic by calling Legal Aid at 812-378-0358 on Sept. 1 between noon and 1:30 p.m. A volunteer attorney will return a call to the registered individuals between 3 and 5:30 p.m. Individuals must be available during the two-hour slot 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 Sept. 22 with the same registration requirements and time frame.