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Legal Aid
St. Joseph County Legal Resources

Indiana Legal Services, Inc.

  • Free legal counseling, representation, and advice to clients who meet income eligibility guidelines

  • Representation offered in cases of family law, consumer law, senior law, housing issues, and public benefits

  • Serves residents of St. Joseph, Elkhart, Fulton, Kosciusko, LaGrange, LaPorte, Marshall, Noble, Pulaski, and Starke Counties

)  Phone: 574.631.7795

l  Address: 401 E. Colfax, Suite 116, South Bend, IN 46617

¸  Hours: M-F: 9a-3p (intake hours) | M-F: 8a-4:30p (office hours)

Notre Dame Law School Clinics

  • Free legal services to individuals, small businesses, and nonprofit organizations

    • Applied Mediation: Provides mediation services to individuals litigating civil matters such as child custody, parenting time, landlord-tenant disputes, and contract disputes

    • Community Development: Offers non-litigation services to nonprofit organizations and small businesses

    • Economic Justice: Provides legal services to low-income clients in consumer law matters

    • Exoneration Justice: Committed to correcting the miscarriage of justice and investigating, litigating, and overturning wrongful convictions

    • Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship: Offers counsel to businesses and entrepreneurs on IP-related issues

    • Tax: Represents low-income clients in controversies with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

)  Phone: 574.631.6704

l  Address: 725 Howard St., South Bend, IN 46617

The Volunteer Lawyer Network

  • Accepts cases concerning adoptions, guardianship, dissolution, landlord/tenant, consumer/collection, estate law, wills/powers of attorney/healthcare directives, contracts, bankruptcy, immigration, and real estate

)  Phone: 574.277.0075

l  Address: PO Box 1358, South Bend, IN 46624

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¸  Hours: M-F: 9a-5p

Page Index

All resources are listed here in alphabetical order. 

  1. Indiana Legal Services, Inc.

  2. Notre Dame Law School Clinics

  3. The Volunteer Lawyer Network