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Legal Aid free phone clinic happens Tuesday for Shelby and surrounding counties

Legal Aid will have a free Legal Aid Phone Clinic today for residents of its eight-county district.

The district includes Shelby, Bartholomew, Brown, Decatur, Jackson, Jennings, Johnson and Rush counties. 

The Legal Aid Clinic and Pro Bono Program utilizes local volunteer attorneys, offering free legal consultations to low-income individuals who might not otherwise be able to afford an attorney.

Individuals calling to the Legal Aid Phone Clinic can expect to receive a brief consultation to answer general and eviction questions, offer legal information, or to receive other limited pro se assistance or advice, over the phone.

Individuals seeking legal consultation must register by calling Legal Aid at 812-378-0358 today between noon and 2 p.m. A volunteer attorney will return calls to registered individuals between 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Individuals must be available between 3-5:30 p.m. to answer a call from an attorney.