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Hoosiers can access free legal help Jan. 21 at more than 20 locations

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Jan. 10, 2019


Hoosiers can access free legal help Jan. 21 at more than 20 locations


INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 10, 2019) – Walk-in locations for the 18th annual Indiana State Bar Association Talk to a Lawyer Today program have been selected, giving Hoosiers access to free legal consultation on Jan. 21.


Indiana residents can take advantage of this opportunity at one of the more than 20 walk-in sites that will be open throughout the state. Or, consultations will be available by phone at 800-266-2581 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Jan. 21, which is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. A full list of walk-in sites will appear at the end of this release.


“Indiana attorneys have a great tradition of providing pro bono assistance throughout the year, and the Indiana State Bar Association is certainly proud of all of our volunteers who will offer their time and expertise on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, to offer legal aid to underserved Hoosiers,” ISBA President J. Todd Spurgeon said.


In January 2018, about 350 attorneys volunteered statewide to help more than 1,300 Hoosiers seeking legal aid.


Established in 2002, “Talk to a Lawyer Today” is an annual tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The pro bono program provides legal assistance to those in need by offering free legal consultations to members of the general public who might not otherwise be able to afford the counsel of an attorney.


Talk to a Lawyer 2019 Site Locations



District A

District A includes Jasper, Lake, Newton & Porter counties.

Jasper County, Rensselaer:

Jasper County Community Services,

967 E. Leopold                                                 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Newton County:

Morocco Community Library

205 S. West St.                                                 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Lake County:

Tabernacle Baptist Church                                

East Chicago

                          3715 Butternut St.                                             8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.




    1917   Carolina St.                                                9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


                          LAKE Station-New Chicago Library                 

                          Lake Station

                          2007 Central Ave,                                            10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.


                          Public Library:                                             


                          1505 E. Commercial Ave.                                  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Porter County:

                           Portage Township Trustee

3484 Airport Road                                            8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


                           Valparaiso Public Library                                 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.



District B

District B includes Elkhart, Marshall, Kosciusko, St. Joseph, LaPorte & Starke counties.

LaPorte County:         LaPorte County Public Library

          904 Indiana Ave

          La Porte, IN 46350

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Michigan City Public Library

100 East 4th Street

Michigan City, IN  

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


St. Joseph County:      St. Joseph County Public Library

            304 South Main Street

            South Bend, IN

1 p.m. to 4 p.m.


 District C.   

District C includes Adams, Allen, Dekalb, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wells & Whitley counties.


***Note that the hours for the “on-site” walk-in are 9-3, but the hotline will be staffed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and available for callers from all counties in the district.


Talk To A Lawyer Today sites will be available in three locations throughout northeast Indiana. 

Site Locations:


Allen County:               Allen County Public Library Downtown

            900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, IN

                                                                                                             9 a.m. to 3 p.m.    


Steuben County:          Carnegie Library of Steuben County

                                       322 S. Wayne Street, Angola, IN

                                                                                                               9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Huntington County:     LaFontaine Center

                                       208 W. State Street, Huntington, IN

                                                                                                               9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Additionally, a hotline is available to residents throughout the region who are unable to attend in person.  The coverage area includes Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wells and Whitley counties.  Residents may call 260-407-0917 or toll free at 877-407-0917 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to use this service Jan. 21.


For more information about this program contact Ruth de Wit, Executive Director, Volunteer Lawyer Program of Northeast Indiana at 260-407-0917 or .


District D

District D includes Benton, Boone, Carroll, Clinton, Fountain, Montgomery, Parke, Tippecanoe, Vermillion, Warren & White counties.

                                       Statewide Hotline                                            9 a.m. to 5 p.m.



District E

District E includes Cass, Fulton, Grant, Howard, Miami, Pulaski, Tipton & Wabash counties.

                                       Statewide Hotline                                            9 a.m. to 5 p.m.



District F

District F includes Blackford, Delaware, Hamilton, Hancock, Henry, Jay, Madison & Randolph counties.

                                       Statewide Hotline                                            9 a.m. to 5 p.m.



District G

District G includes Marion County.

Marion County:              Statewide Hotline                                            9 a.m. to 5 p.m.



District H

District H includes Clay, Greene, Hendricks, Lawrence, Monroe, Morgan, Owen & Putnam counties.

                                       Statewide Hotline                                            9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


District I

District I includes Bartholomew, Brown, Decatur, Jackson, Jennings, Johnson, Rush & Shelby counties.
Bartholomew County                Legal Aid Office, United Way Center

                                                    1531 13th Street

                                                                        3 p.m. to 5 p.m.


Brown County                           Brown County Public Library

            205 Locust Lane

                                                                        3 p.m. to 5 p.m.



Decatur County                         Decatur County Public Library

            1110 E. Main Street

                                                                        3 p.m. to 5 p.m.



Jackson County                         Montgomery Elsner and Pardieck Law Office

             308 W 2nd Street

                                                                        3 p.m. to 5 p.m.



Jennings County                        Jennings County Public Library

             2375 N. St. Hwy 3

                                                                        3 p.m. to 5 p.m.


District J

District J includes Dearborn, Fayette, Franklin, Jefferson, Ohio, Ripley, Switzerland, Union & Wayne counties.

Local Hotline.

Legal Volunteers of Southeast Indiana


                                                                        10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

District K

District K includes Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Knox, Martin, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Sullivan, Vanderburgh, Vigo & Warrick counties.

Vanderburgh County:             Evansville Bar Association
915 Main Street, Suite 108, Evansville, IN 47708
Participants visit in person or call: 812-618-4845 or 888-594-3449
                                                                        11 a.m. to 1 p.m.


District L

District L includes Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Orange, Scott & Washington counties.

Local Hotline

Southern Indiana Pro Bono Referral


10 a.m. to 4 p.m.