Court Services - Community Organizations

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Counsel in the Court

Websitehttp://www.d10probono.org/
AddressJustice Building
301 North College Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47404-3843
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

ContactDiane Walker (Program Director)
dist10probono [at] gmail.com
812-339-3610
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District 10 Pro Bono Project

Websitehttps://www.d10probono.org/
Address301 N. College Avenue, Room 321
Bloomington, IN 47404
Additional AddressP.O. Box 8382
Bloomington, IN 47407
Description

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.

ContactDiane Walker
dist10probono [at] gmail.com
812-339-3610
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Indiana Legal Services - Indiana Justice Center

Websitehttps://www.indianalegalservices.org
AddressCollege Square, second floor
214 S. College Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47404
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.

ContactNorman P. Metzger (Executive Director)
812-339-7668
Additional Contact800-822-4774
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Monroe County Public Restitution Program

Websitehttps://www.co.monroe.in.us/department/division.php?structureid=93
Address405 W. 7th, Suite 2
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

Public Restitution was initiated in 1983 and maintains a volunteer labor source for nonprofit and government agencies. Probationers are referred to various agencies to complete Court ordered community service hours. The agency representative is responsible for supervision and documentation of hours worked by participants. More than forty agencies in the community are involved with the program. In 1997 a new user fee of $1 per each hour ordered was placed into effect to help cover expenses of operation. As of July 1, 2002 the fee was increased to $2 per hour.

ContactCommunity Corrections
349-2000
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Monroe County Victim Assistance Program

Websitehttp://www.monroeprosecutor.us/victims-assistance-program/
AddressVictim Assistance Program - Office of the Monroe County Prosecuting Attorney
301 N. College Avenue, Room 211
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

The program assist victims of crime, provides victims with an application for the Violent Crime Compensation Fund for outstanding medical bills along with referrals to counseling services and notifies victims of court dates and answers questions a victim may have about the criminal justice system.

Contactvap [at] monroe.in.us
812-349-2893
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Tenant Assistance Project

Websitehttps://law.indiana.edu/academics/experiential-education/projects/tenant.html
AddressIndiana University Maurer School of Law - Bloomington
211 S. Indiana Ave
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 provide legal help or referrals during other times.

ContactJennifer Prusak (Faculty Advisor)
jennifer.prusak [at] ilsi.net
812-339-7668
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