Hoosiers needing answers to legal questions are invited to a free legal consultation during the Indiana State Bar Association’s annual “Talk to a Lawyer Today” on Monday, Jan. 15, 2024. Consultations are provided in-person throughout the state, virtually, or via local county hotlines. Attorneys will also be answering questions submitted through Indiana Free Legal Answers.

Examples of topics that may be covered include:

  • Bankruptcy
  • Child support
  • Complaints against a city
  • Contract disputes
  • Divorce
  • Employment issues
  • Healthcare
  • Immigration
  • Landlord-tenant issues
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Mental health treatment
  • School law
  • Small claims
  • Social security
  • Wills and estates

Attorneys are not able to advise on criminal cases.

Consultations typically are 15-20 minutes. Many legal issues are complicated, but we’ll do our best to point Hoosiers in the right direction. We’ll give suggestions about next steps, which forms to complete, the right government agency to contact, resources, etc.

Hoosiers will leave with a general plan for solving their issue. They likely won’t leave with their issue completely solved. Attorneys are not able to file forms on Hoosiers’ behalf or maintain an ongoing relationship.

To get the most out of their free legal consultation, we recommend Hoosiers be prepared with their specific questions already written down. Volunteer attorneys work hard to answer every person’s questions, so the quicker they are able to ask their question, the more time the attorney will have to provide an answer.