ILS to celebrate 30 years with benefit

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The Indiana Legal Services chapter that provides free legal services for low-income residents in civil cases in Monroe and 13 other counties will celebrate its 30th anniversary Aug. 29 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Tutto bene Wine Cafe, 213 S. Rogers St., Bloomington.

ILS typically handles cases that involve issues of domestic violence, housing, consumer law, access to health care, and government benefits. It recently partnered with the Indiana University School of Law - Bloomington to establish an Elder Law Clinic. With funding from the Internal Revenue Service, the Bloomington ILS office also recently started a Low Income Taxpayer Clinic.

The Bloomington chapter, started in 1977, is one of 11 chapters around the state that relies on some funding from the statewide ILS, which was started in 1966 and now reaches clients in every Indiana county.

The benefit will include fine wine, food, art, and a silent auction. Ticket prices are $50 for a regular ticket or $100 for a premium ticket that includes a bottle of wine. Attendees may also purchase two regular tickets for $90 or two premium tickets for $175. Tickets are available at the Buskirk-Chumley's Sunrise Box Office, 14 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington.

There's no deadline for registration; tickets will be available at the door for the same price as advance tickets.

At a similar benefit for the Bloomington chapter of ILS in 2005, the organization exceeded its goal of 100 tickets and raised thousands more dollars than their original goal. A spokesperson for this year's event, Anthony Piatt of Bloomington-based Fly on the Wall Media, said sponsors have the same hopes for this year.

For tickets, auction donations, or corporate sponsorship, contact Steve Sharpe, Indiana Legal Services, (812) 339-7668, ext. 241, or

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