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

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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