Area residents can get free legal help

Legal Aid will hold a free Legal Aid Phone Clinic on Feb. 8 for residents of Jennings County as well as residents in its district, which also includes Bartholomew, Brown, Decatur, Jackson, Johnson, Rush, and Shelby Counties.

The phone clinic will be from 3-5:30 pm, but people who would like a consultation must first register between noon and 2 p.m. Feb. 8 by calling Legal Aid at 812-378-0358.

The Legal Aid Clinic and Pro Bono Program uses local volunteer attorneys who offer free legal consultations to low-income individuals to provide legal advice and assistance. The clinic aims to further equal access to justice for residents 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 who register must be available between 3 and 5:30 p.m. Feb. 8 to answer a call from an attorney.

Legal Aid also will sponsor a phone clinic on Tuesday, Feb. 22 , 2022, with the same registration requirements and time frames.