While the need for services for indigent Hoosiers during these tough economic times continues to increase, civil legal aid providers are reporting that budgets for 2011 will be similar to those of 2010, and the numbers of cases handled in 2010 are comparable to 2009.
When pro se litigants find themselves in a courthouse for the first time, there’s a good chance they aren’t quite sure what to do. In the Clark County courthouse in Jeffersonville, just across the river from Louisville, a self-help center for pro se litigants in civil cases has been operational since late May.
Bar associations and pro bono districts are working together to encourage attorneys to sign up to participate in the annual statewide Talk to a Lawyer Today event taking place Jan. 17, 2011. Free CLE, which is offered in December and January to lawyers who volunteer their time with TTALT but is not required to participate in the event, is a video replay of a CLE that originally took place in Indianapolis in October.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana’s annual dinner this year will honor Irving Fink, an attorney who helped found the organization and Indiana Legal Services.
Indiana Legal Services Migrant Farm Workers Center, led by Melody Goldberg, helps migrant workers understand their legal rights.
Thanks to a $40 million increase in funding for Legal Services Corporations signed by President Barack Obama Wednesday, an
official at Indiana Legal Services Inc. estimates that the only Indiana-based organization that receives funding from LSC
will receive up to an additional $300,000 to $350,000 in funds for the organization’s 2009 fiscal year, which runs Jan. 1
to Dec. 31.
Indiana Legal Services has received its first grant from the Homeless Prevention & Rapid Re-Housing Program, part of Title XII of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, said Norman Metzger, ILS' executive director. United Way of Central Indiana, which allocated approximately $6 million in stimulus money to 20 organizations, awarded the $100,000 grant […]