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Indiana Legal Services, Inc. (South Bend)

Indiana Legal Services (ILS) is a law office with a heart! Since 1974, regional level legal services programs in Indiana have received funding from the Legal Services Corporation.

Volunteers in South Bend are asked to commit to work one regularly scheduled 3½ hour shift (either morning or afternoon) per week for a minimum of six months (alternate arrangements can be made for students). Shifts are M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon; and M, W, Th, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Counties of Volunteer Opportunity: Elkhart, Fulton, Kosciusko, La Porte, Lagrange, Marshall, Noble, Pulaski, St Joseph, Starke
  • Area of law: Consumer, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Elder Law, Family & Juvenile, Housing, Public Benefits
  • Populations Served: Low Income
  • Opportunities For: Law Students, Lawyers, Paralegals, Senior Lawyers
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
  • Does the organization provide malpractice insurance for volunteers? No
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: No
  • CLE credit for pro bono: No
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: Yes
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Types of projects in need of Pro Bono help: Client intake and screening, Hotline staffing
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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