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High court to give $750,000 for civil legal aid

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The Indiana Supreme Court will give a total of $750,000 to 11 civil legal aid groups in January 2010. This money is the first installment of the $1.5 million the court plans to provide to these groups next year.

The grant money will be split among 11 agencies around the state, with the organizations receiving anywhere from $5,000 to $479,000. To receive the Indiana Supreme Court Civil Legal Aid funding, an agency has to be a nonprofit in Indiana that provides civil legal aid services to the poor without charge.

The civil legal aid groups are:

- Indiana Legal Services Inc. - $479,012.74

- Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic - $80,315.63

- Indianapolis Legal Aid Society Inc. - $46,126.50

- Volunteer Lawyer Program of Northeast Indiana Inc. - $31,134.02

- Community Organizations Legal Assistance Project (Community Development Law Center) - $24,675.72

- Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence Inc. - $24,675.72

- Law School Legal Service Inc. - $24,675.72

- Legal Aid Society of Evansville Inc. - $13,650.05

- Elkhart Legal Aid Service Inc. - $12,344.39

- Legal Aid - District Eleven - $8,369.19

- Legal Aid Corp. of Tippecanoe County - $5,020.32

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