Legal aid to mark MLK Day with free advice by phone

Legal Aid is holding a Martin Luther King Jr. Day free legal aid phone clinic for residents of its eight-county district on Monday, Jan. 17. The district includes Bartholomew, Brown, Decatur, Jackson, Jennings, Johnson, Rush and Shelby Counties.

The phone clinic will be from 3-5:30 p.m. People interested in receiving a free legal consultation must first registration between noon to 2 p.m. the day of the event by calling Legal Aid at 812-378-0358.

The Legal Aid Clinic and Pro Bono Program uses local volunteer attorneys, offering free legal consultations to low-income individuals to provide legal advice and assistance. Legal Aid aims to further equal access to justice within our communities to those who might not otherwise be able to afford the counsel of an attorney.

Individuals calling to the Legal Aid Phone Clinic can expect to receive a brief consultation to answer general questions, offer legal information, or to receive other limited pro se assistance or advice, over the phone. A volunteer attorney will return calls to registered individuals, who must be available between 3 p.m. and 5:30 pm to answer a call from an attorney.

Legal Aid will offer additional phone clinics throughout the service region. The next Legal Aid Phone Clinic is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 8 , 2022, with the same registration requirements and time frame.