Info for Clients
The Indianapolis Legal Aid Society is the only organization in Central Indiana that provides an appointment with an attorney within one week – typically less than three business days. During the initial interview, one of our attorneys will listen to your problem and then provide advice, offer to represent you, or refer you to another organization. A person who does not qualify for representation due to financial or other reasons may be referred to a panel of private attorneys who accept cases from us.
- Services are provided free of charge to individuals and families with incomes of less than 125% of the federal poverty guideline levels
- We handle only civil and family law
- An appointment is required
- We do not handle money-generating or criminal cases
To Make an Appointment
To setup an appointment with the Indianapolis Legal Aid Society, please call (317) 635-9538. The phones are very busy in the morning and immediately after lunch. Please bring the following to your appointment:
$10 in cash for the registration fee
Proof of household income
Any paperwork you have regarding the case
Our receptionist cannot provide legal assistance and our attorneys do not consult over the phone.
The office is located in the English Foundation Building, 615 North Alabama Street Suite 122. Click here for a map and directions.
- Open Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
- The office is closed daily from noon to 1:00 pm for lunch
- The office is closed on all national holidays
What to Expect
When you walk into our office, you will be greeted by our receptionist and you will be asked to sign in. You will then wait for an available attorney. The wait is usually less than 15 minutes; however, some days the wait might be much longer. For reasons of confidentiality, other family members or friends who come with you may be asked to remain in the waiting room.
When you first see an attorney, he or she will collect information about you, your case, your income/assets and your family. The attorney will discuss the details of your case with you, and then evaluate your case to determine whether ILAS is able to assist you. ILAS provides services free of charge to individuals and families with incomes of less than 125% of the federal poverty guideline levels. If your income is above our guidelines, you may be referred to a member of our Lawyer Referral Service. If there are other reasons we are unable to assist you, the attorney will discuss other options you may pursue.