Types of Cases

Family Law

ILS provides advice and representation in family law matters including orders of protection, divorce, custody, and guardianships.

Landlord/ Tenant Law

ILS assists tenants facing eviction and also can provide help correcting substandard living conditions such as leaks, faulty plumbing, or vermin.

Consumer Law

ILS can provide assistance when you’re subject to debt collection or garnishment, have purchased a lemon car, or have other consumer problems.

Criminal Record Expungment

ILS provides advice and representation to individuals seeking to expunge or seal criminal records in Indiana state court.

Public Benefits

ILS can help if you have been wrongfully denied SNAP, TANF, disability or other government benefits or if the state has said you’ve been overpaid and is trying to recoup funds from you.

End of Life Estate Planning

ILS can prepare simple documents including wills, powers of attorney, advance directives for health care, and other documents necessary for estate planning.

ILS Projects

ILS has several specialized projects to address the needs of particular client communities

LGBT

The LGBT Project provides free legal advice, information and representation to LGBT individuals throughout Indiana. Common issues we help with: Name and Gender Marker Changes, Insurance coverage of gender-affirming treatment and services, Divorce and family recognition, Bullying, education, and youth issues, and Discrimination.

WRAPP

The Worker’s Rights and Protection Project is a statewide program that provides know-your-rights education to vulnerable communities, including immigrants and migrant farmworkers, and provides advice, brief services and/or direct representation to clients on matters related to their employment or exploitation.

MAP

The Military Assistance Project assists income-eligible veteran and need legal advice or representation, the Military Assistance Project (MAP) can help. Free of charge, we offer assistance for: Adult guardianship; advance directive/simple wills; access/correct military records; child support, custody, visitation modification; divorces limited circumstances; driver’s license restoration; veteran eviction avoidance; criminal record expungement; military discharge upgrades; public benefits, food stamps, SSI, unemployment, poor relief, TANF; VA overpayments; and incarcerated veteran re-entry.

LITC

The goal of the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic is to represent, educate, and advocate on behalf of Hoosier taxpayers to ensure that all Indiana residents are able to know, understand, and exercise their fundamental rights as taxpayers.

MLP

ILS’s Medical-Legal Partnerships provide civil legal services to the patients of health care providers and focus on legal issues related to social and environmental factors known to have a negative effect on health outcomes. The MLPs use legal remedies to eliminate or reduce the negative impact of these factors.

ILRC

The Immigrants’ and Language Rights Center goal is to reach vulnerable and underserved immigrant and limited English proficient populations within Indiana. These populations have particular difficulties accessing legal services because of their language and cultural barriers. They may also have legal issues that are different than other legal service clients. ILRC works to reduce these barriers to services by employing different means to reach these groups and provide them with quality legal services.

SLP

ILS’s Senior Law Project is a statewide program that provides legal representation to persons 60 and over and any residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Legal services provided by the project include estate planning, public benefits, housing, consumer, and family law.

LAVA

The Legal Assistance for Victimized Adults project provides legal representation to Indiana seniors and endangered adults who have suffered abuse, neglect or
exploitation, including criminal financial exploitation. Our purpose is to ease or eliminate the negative effects of these crimes by providing free civil legal services. Additionally, LAVA provides law-related education and proactive programs designed to empower seniors and endangered adults.

ILS Regional Offices/Counties Covered

Bloomington - Counties Served

Bartholomew, Brown, Clay, Greene, Jackson, Lawrence, Monroe, Morgan, Orange, Owen, Parke. Putnam. Sullivan & Vigo

Evansville - Counties Served

Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Knox, Martin, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh & Warrick

Fort Wayne - Counties Served

Adams, Allen, Blackford, DeKalb, Grant, Huntington, Jay, Steuben, Wells & Whitley

Indianapolis - Counties Served

Boone, Decatur, Delaware, Fayette, Franklin, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Henry, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Randolph, Rush, Shelby, Union & Wayne

Lafayette - Counties Served

Benton, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fountain, Howard, Miami, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Vermillion, Wabash, Warren, White

Merrillville - Counties Served

Jasper, Lake, Newton & Porter

New Albany - Counties Served

Clark, Crawford, Dearborn, Floyd, Harrison, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley, Scott, Switzerland & Washington

South Bend - Counties Served

Elkhart, Fulton, Kosciusko, Lagrange, LaPorte, Marshall, Noble, Pulaski, Starke & St. Joseph

ILS Events

Marion County Eviction Sealing Clinic 11a – 2p

Marion County Eviction Sealing Clinic 11a – 2p

August 26, 2024 11:00 am