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What is Indiana Lawyers for Servicemembers?
Sponsored by the Indiana State Bar Association Military & Veterans' Affairs Committee, Indiana Lawyers for Servicemembers is a statewide network of attorney volunteers who provide legal assistance for current and former members of our military and, in some cases, their family members.
As a volunteer, what can you expect?
You will be connected with a client based on your geographic area and legal expertise. When a case meets the criteria you provided, you will be contacted by a member of the ISBA Military & Veterans' Affairs Committee via phone or email. Once you agree to accept the case, you will be provided with a summary of the case and any related documents provided to us by the client. You are responsible for initiating contact with the client. Clients will not be given your contact information, so it is extremely important that you initiate contact as soon as possible (preferably within five business days of case assignment).
Sign up to participate
To be included in this network of volunteer attorneys who assist our local heroes, please complete the online volunteer form >>
As a current or former member of the military, you may be eligible for legal assistance from one of our attorney volunteers. Please note: The Indiana Lawyers for Servicemembers program does not provide assistance on criminal matters. For assistance on criminal matters, contact a public defender or a local bar association for the name of a local attorney.
Eligible Servicemembers and family members include:
If you need legal assistance and you feel you are eligible for this program, or you aren’t sure, please complete the online application. Your application will be forwarded to the Indiana National Guard, regardless of what branch you represent. You will then be contacted by Indiana National Guard personnel to complete the screening and eligibility process.
More About Indiana Lawyers for ServicemembersIndiana's armed service personnel make great sacrifices on behalf of their fellow Hoosiers. One basic benefit that service personnel are and should be entitled to is legal assistance in a range of civil and non-criminal contexts, particularly when these service men and women are actively deployed. Regrettably, access to this kind of representation frequently is not available for Indiana-based personnel and their families because of limited resources currently available through the appropriate service wings.
This program is an effort by the Indiana State Bar Association to bridge this gap between existing needs and available resources by providing a pool of attorneys who have volunteered to assist Indiana service members, veterans and their families.
With questions, please contact Shanae Gay at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1.800.266.2581.