ILS was established in 1966, and today we serve clients in every county in Indiana. (To see which of our offices serves the various counties, click here.) We have more than 50 attorneys and numerous other staff members working in offices around the state. ILS has several specialized projects to address the needs of particular client communities, including the Senior Law Project, the Homeless Legal Project, the Immigrants and Language Rights Center, the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, the Consumer Law Center, the Housing Law Center (ILS is a HUD-approved housing counseling agency), the Military Assistance Project, the Legal Assistance for Victimized Adults (LAVA) Project, and the LGBT Project. ILS is governed by a Board of Directors that includes private attorneys throughout the state of Indiana and low-income people who are eligible for services at ILS.
In 2016, ILS served close to 11,000 low income people. Some of these cases were full representation cases, where an ILS attorney represented the client in a court or agency action. Some of these cases involved giving a client advice about his or her legal rights and what action the client could take.