The Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic has hired Erin Hall, an Indianapolis attorney who has spent the bulk of her career in state government, as the nonprofit’s new executive director. She will join the clinic June 1.
Housing court seeks to find alternatives to eviction
Every Wednesday and Thursday, the docket is filled with landlord-tenant cases. But since October 2021, the Lawrence Township Small Claims Court has been implementing a housing court model that provides additional services to try to prevent or lessen the impact of the loss of a place to live.Read More
Overextended: Indiana trial courts strain under justice gaps, lack of legal resources
Getting legal resources to low-income litigants is a major struggle both nationally and on Hoosier soil. According to the Legal Services Corporation 2022 Justice Gap Report, low-income Americans do not get any or enough legal help for 92% of their substantial civil legal problems.Read More
Wabash College junior Cooper Smith, who has interned with legal organizations and has plans to become an attorney, has earned a Harry S. Truman Scholarship, one of just 58 undergraduates across the country selected for the national fellowship award.
Stenciled on the back wall of the Expungement Help Desk run by the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic is a reminder that many who come looking to move forward with their lives often photograph and post on their Facebook pages. The message reads: “Don’t look back, you’re not going that way.” As it begins another search for a new executive director almost two years after hiring its previous leader, Amy Horton, the clinic may need to keep that affirmation in mind.