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Allen County Bar Association Legal Line
  • (260) 423-2358
  • Hours: Tuesdays, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
  • Free service; not income-based

Speak to a volunteer attorney by telephone about a variety of legal matters, including family law, property disputes, wills, employment, and criminal cases.

Allen County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
  • (260) 423-2358
  • Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • No free or reduced fee legal services

You can receive a consultation for up to 30 minutes for a pre-paid $40 fee. After the initial 30 minutes, the attorney will charge his/her regular hourly rate. Personal injury, social security, worker's compensation and medical malpractice cases are not charged the $40 consultation fee.

Indiana Legal Services, Fort Wayne Office
  • (260) 424-9155
  • (888) 442-8600
  • Applications taken: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 9:00 - 11:00 AM
  • Free service; income-based

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 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.

Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic in Fort Wayne
  • (260) 456-8969 ext. 311
  • Intake Schedule: Monday and Wednesday, 5:00 - 7:00 PM, and every third Saturday, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Free service; income-based

The Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic (NCLC) accepts clients whose income is at or below 125 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. They do not take criminal or divorce cases.

Volunteer Lawyer Program of Northeast Indiana
  • (260) 407-0917
  • (877) 407-0917
  • Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Free service; income-based

The Volunteer Lawyer Program of Northeast Indiana, Inc. (VLP) serves low income residents in adoptions, guardianships, family law, immigration, small claims, bankruptcy, consumer/collections, real estate, landlord/tenant, contracts, wills, power of attorney, health care directives, estate law, and tort defense. The VLP does not handle matters relating to traffic, driver's licenses or criminal charges. Also, they do not accept fee generating cases such as personal injury.

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