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Legal Services

Mission Statement

To use our resources to provide poor persons with a variety of aggressive, quality legal services which will help them to gain equal access to the courts, legislative bodies and government agencies; empower them to control their lives; and impact on the major causes and effects of poverty.

Legal Services

You may be able to get free legal help from ILS

Indiana Legal Services, Inc. (ILS) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing high-quality legal representation and advice to low-income people.

 

Eligibility

To be eligible for free legal help from ILS you must be within their income and resource guidelines.

 

Applying for Help

To get help from ILS, you must apply by calling or going to one of the ILS offices during the intake hours. If you reside in Henry County and are interested in applying for our services you can call the ICAP office at 765-529-4403 for an intake appointment. If you have an emergency, call 1-800-869-0212 right away. The intake worker will ask you about your income, household size, and legal problem. This information is confidential. ILS will contact you within a few days after you apply and tell you whether we can represent you. The toll-free hotline number for intake is 1-877-323-6260. Hours for this number are Monday & Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 12:00; Tuesday 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. and Thursday 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

 

Acceptable Cases

ILS provides legal advice and legal representation to individual clients in non-criminal cases. ILS represents clients in administrative hearings as well as in-state and federal trial and appellate courts. ILS does not have the resources to represent every applicant, therefore we often give advice to clients to help them resolve problems on their own.

 

If you have an emergency, call 1-800-869-0212.  To make an appointment at the ICAP office please call 765-529-4403.