Legal Aid

SCORE Bloomington

Website http://bloomington.score.org
Phone 812-334-2392
Email score527 [at] sbcglobal [dot] net
Address 216 West Allen St
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business" is America's premier source of free & confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs. SCORE is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization formed in 1964 to help small businesses flourish. SCORE provides a public service to America by offering free small business advice and training.
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Tenant Assistance Project

Website http://law.indiana.edu/about/outreach/tenant.shtml
Contact Jeff Gold (Faculty Advisor)
Phone (812) 855-9998
Email jagold [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address Indiana University Maurer School of Law - Bloomington
Bloomington, IN 47405
Description IU Maurer School of Law students work out of Bloomington's Justice Building to assist tenants who face an immediate threat of eviction. TAP offers quality, one time legal information, advice, and representation at the Justice Building. The program does not provde legal help or referrals during other times.
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Counsel in the Court

Contact Walker Diane (Program Director)
Phone (812) 339-3610
Email dist10probono [at] gmail [dot] com
Address Justice Building
301 North College Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47404-3843
Hours Fridays 10 AM - 1PM
Description Law students who conduct interviews and do forms for people for family law. A lawyer oversees the work, double checks the forms, and gives advice to walk-in clients. People who want help should bring all documents they have connected with their legal problem for maximum efficiency
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Monroe County Bar Association

Website http://www.monroecountybar.com
Contact D. Michael Allen (President)
Phone 812.650.4950
Address 120 W 7th St, Ste 306
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description Assists its member attorneys through networking events, educational presentations, and related activities aimed at improving the skill and integrity of the legal profession, throughout Monroe County and Indiana. Website also has an online directory of attorneys. Web address: http://www.monroecountybar.com
Additional Contact Lyndsay Miller (Treasurer)
Phone 812.332.4431
Address 205 S Walnut St, Ste 3
PO Box 279
Bloomington, IN 47402
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Indiana University Student Legal Services

Website https://www.indiana.edu/~sls/
Phone 812-855-7867
Description For IU students only. Prospective clients should visit the Student Legal services office in person or online. Intake forms are available on the website.
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District 10 Pro Bono Project

Website http://www.co.monroe.in.us/tsd/Justice/CircuitCourt/LegalServicesforLowIncomeParties.aspx
Contact Intake Line
Phone (812) 339-3610
Email dist10probono [at] gmail [dot] com
Hours Intake Hours: Monday 10 am to 12 pm, Thursday 2 pm to 5 pm
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Matches low-income clients with volunteer attorneys in the community who will take the case for free. For civil cases only. This organization serves Lawrence, Greene, Owen and Monroe Counties.

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Monroe County Prosecutor's Office

Website http://www.co.monroe.in.us/tsd/Justice/Prosecutor.aspx
Contact Chris Gaal (Prosecutor)
Phone (812) 349-2669
Address Justice Building
301 N. College Ave., room 211
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description We represent the people of the State of Indiana to seek justice, promote greater public safety, and assist victims of crimes. We receive reports from law enforcement agencies and file criminal charges in appropriate cases. We will vigorously prosecute those who are guilty, while ensuring that the innocent are not wrongly convicted or oppressed.
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Monroe County Public Defender

Website http://www.co.monroe.in.us/tsd/Justice/PublicDefender.aspx
Contact Michael Hunt (Chief Public Defender)
Phone (812) 349-2590
Address 304 N. Morton St.
Bloomington, IN 47404
Hours Monday through Friday, 8am - 12pm and 1pm - 4pm
Description Monroe County Public Defender provides criminal defense to indigent members of the community as determined by the Monroe County Circuit Court Judge.
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Shalom Community Center

Website http://shalomcommunitycenter.org/
Contact Joel Rekas (Executive Director)
Phone (812) 334-5734
Address 620 S. Walnut
P.O. Box 451
Bloomington, IN 47402
Hours Monday through Friday, 8am-4pm; Breakfast: 8-9:30am; Lunch: 12-1:30pm
Description The Shalom Community Center is dedicated to relieving the plight of those experiencing homelessness and poverty in South Central Indiana. Since access to food, housing, education, and health and human services are fundamental human rights; we seek to meet these basic needs. As a non profit resource center, we deliver social services directly and in collaboration with other agencies in a respectful and secure environment. We advocate for the most vulnerable among us and promote activities that empower people to develop their assets to the fullest extent possible.
Address First United Methodist Church
219 E. Fourth St.
Bloomington, IN 47402
Address First Christian Church
205 E. Kirkwood
Bloomington, IN 47408
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Indiana Legal Services - Indiana Justice Center

Website http://www.indianajustice.org/Data/LegalServices/LegalService_125
Contact Norman P. Metzger (Executive Director)
Phone (812) 339-7668
Address College Square, second floor
214 S. College Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47404
Hours Office hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5pm; Intake hours: Tuesday 1:30 - 4:30pm and Thursday 10am - 1pm
Description Indiana Legal Services (ILS) is a nonprofit law firm that provides free civil legal assistance to eligible low-income people throughout the state of Indiana. ILS helps clients who are faced with legal problems that harm their ability to have such basics as food, shelter, income, medical care or personal safety. Most of the cases ILS handles are cases such as family law where there is domestic violence, housing, consumer law, access to health care, and access to government benefits. ILS does not handle any criminal matters.
Phone (800) 822-4774
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