Since 1997, the Indiana Office of Court Services has been responsible for administering a state fund for legal assistance to indigent persons in civil cases. Yearly, in July and January, the Office makes distributions, totaling one and a half million dollars, to organizations providing civil legal aid services to Indiana's poor. The number of qualified organizations currently stands at fourteen (14). Distributions are based upon an analysis of each county's civil caseload, as it relates to the caseload for the entire state, and the number of organizations serving each county.
Kendra Key, Staff Attorney
Indiana Office of Court Services