Legal Aid to offer free phone clinic

Legal Aid is holding a Free Legal Aid Phone Clinic for residents of their eight-county district on Monday, Jan. 16. 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 pm.

The Legal Aid Clinic and Pro Bono Program uses local volunteer attorneys who offer free legal consultations, legal advice and assistance 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 and eviction 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 Legal Aid at 812-378-0358 on Monday, Jan. 16, between noon and 2 p.m. A volunteer attorney will return calls to registered individuals between 3 and 5:30 pm. Individuals must be available between 3 and 5:30 pm to answer a call from an attorney.