Pro Bono District A

Legal Service Providers

Counties: Lake, Jasper, Newton, and Porter
These providers assist people who are low-income.

NWI Volunteer Attorneys, Inc.

Serving only residents of all counties in District A

Assistance possible for the following legal issues: Adoption, Bankruptcy, Consumer, Paternity, Custody, Child Support, Parenting Time, Dissolution of Marriage, Domestic Violence, Landlord/Tenant, Foreclosure Defense, Public Benefits, Wills/POA/Guardianships, and Non-profit corps. NO criminal, traffic/drivers license, juvenile delinquency or cases for money damages. 

Intake guidelines for District A:

  1. Preferred method and fastest way to get on our waiting list: Go to our website at  www.nwivolunteerlawyers.org and download the application found on the “How to Apply” tab.  Also download the additional page related to your type of case.  Complete and return to us – contact information at bottom of page.
  2. If no access to computer, please call 219-945-1799 or 866-945-1799 and leave a message with best time to reach you on Monday or Thursday.

NWI Volunteer Lawyers
651 E. Third St.
Hobart, IN 46342
Website: www.nwivolunteerlawyers.org
Email: probono@hobartlaw.net

TO APPLY FOR SERVICES:

Client line: 219-945-1799 or 866-945-1799
Attorney, Agency and Judges line only: 219-942-3404

Download an application and links to other legal resources: www.nwivolunteerlawyers.org

Indiana Legal Services, Inc. – Hammond

Serving residents of Lake and Porter Counties

Assistance possible for the following legal issues: Family Law, Consumer Law, Senior Law, Housing, and Public Benefits

Greater Hammond Community Center
824 Hoffman
Hammond, IN 46320
(219) 853-2360
(219) 853-2397 (f)
Spanish speaking staff available

Intake hours:
Tuesday 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. (Housing);
Wednesday 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. (General, no housing or family)
Thursday 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. (Family)
www.indianalegalservices.org

Lake County Family Court Assistance

Serving residents of Lake County who have a domestic relations matter in Lake County Courts

Volunteer attorneys can provide basic information and assistance in completing the State of Indiana pre-printed forms regarding domestic relations matters.

Contact the Family Court Coordinator to determine eligibility and set up an appointment for services.
(219) 881-6157
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

City of Hammond Legal Aid Clinic Department

Serving residents of the City of Hammond only

Assistance possible for the following legal issues: Consumer, Public Benefits, Housing, Educational, Guardianships, Landlord/Tenant Disputes, Wills, Living Wills and Family Law

5231 Hohman Avenue
Suite 605
Hammond, Indiana 46320
(219) 853-6611
(219) 853-6313 (f)
Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30 p.m.
http://www.gohammond.com/web/index.php?legalaidclinic/

Disability Legal Services of Indiana, Inc.

Serving residents of Indiana

Assistance possible for the following legal issues: Adults and children with disabilities who have issues in educational matters, probate, and disability law compliance

5954 N. College Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46220
(317) 426-7733
(317) 282-0608 (f)
Cannot offer legal advice or answer legal questions over the phone
Visit the website to complete an intake form:http://www.disabilitylegalservicesindiana.org/

Indiana Legal Services Inc. – Merrillville

Serving only residents of all counties in District A

Assistance possible for the following legal issues: Family Law, Consumer Law, Senior Law, Housing, and Public Benefits

7863 Broadway
Suite 205
Merrillville, IN 46410
(219) 738-6040
(888) 255-5104
(219) 738-6050 (f)
Spanish speaking assistance available

Intake hours:
Monday and Wednesday 9:00-11:00 a.m. (walk-ins)
Phone intake from 10 am to 2 pm EST Monday – Friday 1 844 243-8570
Online intake available at www.indianalegalservices.org
lsnwi@mail.icongrp.com

 

Valparaiso School of Law Clinic

Serving residents of or legal issues in Porter County only

Assistance possible for the following legal issues: Immigration, Criminal, General Civil, Juvenile, Domestic Violence, Mediation, Tax and Post-Conviction

Heritage Hall
510 Freeman Street
Valparaiso, IN 46383
(219) 465-7903
valpolaw@valpo.edu
http://www.valpo.edu/law/clinic/
Intake September through March

Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic

Serving residents of Lake County only

Assistance possible for the following legal issues: Landlord/Tenant, Guardianship, Custody/Visitation, Immigration, Bankruptcy, Child Support, Housing/Foreclosure, Wills/Estate, Disability Benefits, Discrimination, Consumer/Debt, and Tax Controversies.  No Criminal issues or Divorce cases.

Must attend an Intake to receive assistance.  Below are the Intake sessions in Lake County.
Second Wednesday of Every Month
Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. CST
Catholic Charities
940 Broadway
Gary, IN 46402

Second Wednesday of Every Month
Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. CST
Catholic Charities
3901 Fir Street
East Chicago, IN 46312

Visit the website for more information: https://www.nclegalclinic.org

American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana

Serving residents of Indiana

Assistance possible for the following legal issues: Civil Liberties or Constitutional Rights Violations

1031 E. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46202
(317) 635-4059 ext. 102
http://aclu-in.org/
Online form can be found at: http://www.formstack.com/forms/?1157118-hfibE7kI4V

Hoosier Environmental Council

Serving residents of Indiana

Assistance possible for the following legal issues: Environmental and Land-Use Issues

3951 N. Meridian
Suite 100
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 685-8800
(317) 686-4794 (f)
http://www.hecweb.org/about/legal-defense-fund/