Legal Aid to have free clinic

Legal Aid is holding a MLK Day Free Legal Aid Phone Clinic for residents of their eight county district on Jan. 17. The district includes Bartholomew, Brown, Decatur, Jackson, Jennings, Johnson, Rush, and Shelby counties. The phone clinic will be conducted from 3 to 5:30 p.m. though registration is required between noon to 2 p.m.

The Legal Aid Clinic and Pro Bono Program utilizes local volunteer attorneys, offering free legal consultations to low-income individuals who 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 brief consultation to answer general questions, offer legal information, or to receive other limited pro se assistance or advice, over the phone. Individuals seeking legal consultation must register by calling 812-378-0358 on Jan 17, between noon and 2 p.m. A volunteer attorney will return calls to registered individuals between 3 and 5:30 p.m.