CIVIL LEGAL ASSISTANCE
Finding help when you have a civil legal problem can be a challenge. Access to most of VLP's pro bono programs is obtained through referral from a partner legal aid agency. VLP does not conduct its own intake process and typically doesn't take client matters directly. If you wish to see if you qualify for civil legal assistance contact the appropriate entity based on your residence. None of the resources listed assist with criminal law matters. For criminal defense services you should contact the Public Defender Office in the county in which your matter will be heard.
Looking for Legal Help
If you want to ask a brief legal question or do not know where to start
Talk to a Lawyer Clinics (Counties Served: Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Knox, Martin, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh, and Warrick)
Service is offered twice monthly, from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. (Central Time) on the 3rd Tuesday of the Month and from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Central Time) on the 1st Thursday of the Month ONLY. Callers can pose simple civil legal questions and receive guidance from volunteer attorneys.
Contact Number: (812) 618-4845 or (888) 594-3449 during Clinic Hours.
Indiana Legal Answers Website (Counties Served: All Indiana Counties)
Service can be accessed by visiting indiana.freelegalanswers.org. Visitors can post simple civil legal questions and receive guidance from volunteer attorneys.
Legal Help Resources
In Southwestern Indiana
If you CAN'T afford a Lawyer
Indiana Legal Services (Serves all counties in Indiana)
By Phone: 844-243-8570
Monday - Friday, 9am-1pm (Central)
Legal Aid Society of Evansville (Counties Served: Vanderburgh County ONLY)
Contact Number: (812) 435-5173
Other helpful resources not limited to Southwestern Indiana
If you CAN afford a Lawyer
Evansville Bar Association
Lawyer Referral Service
A one stop shop for finding legal aid providers, free legal clinics in your area, and legal forms for people without an attorney.
Find Pro Bono Indiana's other offices and services across the state of Indiana
Helping vulnerable people who can't afford civil legal services is vital to creating access to justice and supporting the ethical obligations of the legal profession. We support legal professionals, litigants, and our communities by working to help our legal system.
If you are an attorney of legal professional and want to help those in need we can help you find opportunities to volunteer. There are many ways to help and we work to make it easy to do.
If you are lost or trying to find legal help, you can find civil legal resources by clicking the above link or by clicking the "get help" link.
Our work to assist indigent clients is supported by donors. We appreciate your support in helping us help those in need.