In 1994, the Legal Clinic finally opened its doors to the public, but it was slow going at the start. “I don’t know how many people we helped that first year,” Lynn says, “But you probably wouldn’t have to take off your shoes to count them.” Since that time, the Clinic has expanded to serve more than 10,000 low-income people annually, with over 35 staff members, a satellite office in Ft. Wayne, numerous intake sites around the city of Indianapolis, and a team of committed volunteers.Read more
Personally, Darrell finds fulfillment in bankruptcy law because he knows the need is so great. He says, “Freedom from debt is very, very important. The burden of living with debt and the harassment, the garnishments, the creditor calls, and not being able to pay your bills have a significant effect on a person’s mental and physical well-being. And a debt-laden marriage can oftentimes end in divorce because financial pressure is a significant reason for dissolution. So I think that when you file bankruptcy sometimes it really releases you and gives you some financial freedom and a fresh start from your mistakes.” By consistently taking on these cases, Darrell is able to act as a conduit, connecting his clients to this kind of freedom.Read more
The Civil Legal Advice Line is beautiful in its simplicity: For those who live outside of the counties the Clinic serves with on-site intakes, clients can now call 1-877-230-7521 on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00AM to 5:00PM. During this call, they can speak with an attorney and receive free legal information and advice.Read more
During our two-week run in #BFG15, #TeamJustice raised $18,656--all thanks to the support of our generous donors!Read more
Thank you for supporting #TeamJustice and helping low-income families receive free legal services by making a donation to Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic. We may be out now, but during our tourney run this year, the Legal Clinic made $18,656! We couldn't have done it without your help!
Round 2 of Brackets-for-Good ends tonight, March 13 at 7:59:59 PM and we need your help to make it to Round 3! Please support #TeamJustice during #BFG15 by clicking the following link, selecting “Christian Legal” on the top line, and scrolling down: https://indianapolis.bracketsforgood.org/?somerset-division
Every dollar counts!
"If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes." -St. Clement of Alexandra
Hello Volunteers and Happy May to you!
On April 26th the Clinic had another Refugee Adjustment Day where almost 30 volunteers came together to help our 50 refugee clients apply for an adjustment of status to obtain their green cards. It was a fun and exciting day filled with lots of positive energy and good work performed by awesome volunteers. It's days like our Refugee Adjustment Days that remind us at the Clinic how important and powerful it is to harness volunteer efforts and resources to help our clients in need. In just a few short hours we helped many people in a very important way.
Consider helping out with one of our current needs below and pass this along to anyone you think might want to become a volunteer with the Clinic. It's volunteers like you that make hope a possibility for many individuals in need in our community.
Sincerely, Erin Hougland Volunteer Coordinator email@example.com
Attorneys: 7 Bankruptcy Cases need volunteer attorney support. 2 Family Law Cases, 1 divorce and 1 child support case.
Please consider taking a case referral in one of these areas, Bankruptcy and Family Law.
Legal Students:Check out our Summer Internship positions and Apply Now!
Interpreters:We are also looking for Spanish speaking volunteers who can assist as interpreters for volunteer attorney case referrals. This work can be done online or over the phone and is flexible enough for people who have busy schedules. Please consider helping out with your second language skills. For more information contact Erin.
We are in need of Spanish language interpreter support at our intake locations. 2 hours a month, on a regular basis:
Legal Assistants:Check out our Summer Internship positions and Apply Now!
PrayerPartners: Interested in joining us in praying for our clients and partnering agencies? Email firstname.lastname@example.org