Legal Aid planning phone clinic

Legal Aid is conducting a free Martin Luther King Jr. Day phone clinic for residents of its eight-county district from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Monday.

The Legal Aid Clinic and Pro Bono Program utilizes local volunteer attorneys offering free legal consultations to low-income individuals for the provision of legal advice and assistance in furtherance of equal access to justice within its communities who might not otherwise be able to afford the counsel of an attorney.

Those calling the 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 812-378-0358 between noon and 2 p.m. Monday. A volunteer attorney will return calls to registered individuals between 3 and 5:30 p.m. Individuals must be available between between 3 and 5:30 p.m. to answer a call from an attorney.

Legal Aid will be offering additional phone clinics throughout the service region. The next clinic will be Feb. 14 with the same registration requirements and time frame.

Legal Aid is a nonprofit agency providing free civil legal services, attorney referrals and legal clinics to low-income individuals in Pro Bono District I. Legal Aid serves Bartholomew, Brown, Decatur, Jackson, Jennings, Johnson, Rush and Shelby counties.

For information, call Kashmira Mehta at 812-314-2723.