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Legal aid agency now has room to grow

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The Indianapolis Legal Aid Society has completed its move into larger office space which will help the organization service its growing roster of clients.

The non-profit legal assistance agency has stayed in the English Foundation Building, 615 N. Alabama St., but relocated to the north wing. The office, refurbished specifically to meet the needs of ILAS, has a larger waiting room, a conference room and space for up to three more attorneys in the future.

Grants from The United Way of Central Indiana Capital Fund and the Central Indiana Community Foundation made the new offices possible.

“There is more demand than ever for legal representation for low-income Indianapolis residents struggling to meet their basic needs,” said ILAS general counsel John Floreancig. “We hope to maintain our current level of services with donations from the community and eventually help even more Hoosiers who lack the resources to pay for legal assistance.”

Along with the comfortable new space, ILAS also acquired a roommate. The Indiana Bar Foundation has relocated from its former offices on Ohio Street and is now leasing a portion of the new ILAS offices.

The two legal organizations will be co-hosting a reception and open house from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at the offices in Suite 122. A short program will be held beginning at 6 p.m.

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