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Marion County Washington Township Small Claims Court
Website: https://washtwp.org/sccourtclaims.html

Legal Help: Rent and Eviction Help and Resources
Website: https://indianalegalhelp.org/rent-and-eviction/

Housing & Eviction During Covid-19
Website: https://www.in.gov/courts/covid/housing/

The organizations below provide free legal services on civil cases to Marion County residents who meet income guidelines and other eligibility requirements:

Indiana Legal Services, Inc.
151 N. Delaware St., Suite 1800
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
(317) 631-9410

Indianapolis Legal Aid Society, Inc.
615 N. Alabama St., Suite 122
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
(317) 635-9538

Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic
3333 N. Meridian St., Suite 201
Indianapolis, Indiana 46208
(317) 429-4130

Tenant Advocacy Project
The Tenant Advocacy Project provides free in person legal services for tenants facing eviction for non-payment of rent for reasons related to the Covid pandemic. Tenant advocates, including attorneys, are available at the same location as the Washington Township Small Claims Court on the days that eviction cases are scheduled on: (1) Mondays from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM and from 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM; and (2) Tuesdays from 8:30 AM to 11:30 PM. Only tenants who are scheduled for court on the same day will be seen. Persons requesting services must bring: (1) a copy of the Notice of Claim; (2) Most recent signed lease; (3) Full 2020 tax return or current government benefit letter for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Snap), Low Income Housing Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), or Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP).

The organization below will provide referrals to attorneys who are willing to take your case on a reduced fee basis:

Heartland Pro Bono Council
151 N. Delaware St., Suite 1800
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
(317) 614-5304

The Indianapolis Bar Association sponsors a Lawyer Referral Service to help the public find qualified attorneys. The litigant is responsible for fee arrangements for attorney services. You can reach this service at the following address, phone number and website:

Lawyer Referral Service of the Indianapolis Bar Association
135 North Pennsylvania Street, Suite 1500
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
(317) 269-2222
Website: http://www.indybar.org/community/lawyer-referral-service/