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Child Support, Monroe County Prosecutor child support enforcement

1.   Address: 214 W. 7th Street Suite 110

2.   Phone: 812-349-2675

3.   Service: legal assistance in child support matters

4.   Cost: Services are free for persons receiving TANF, Medicaid, Hoosier health wise benefits, and otherwise are $25.


District 10 Pro Bono Project 

1.   Address: P.O. Box 8382 Bloomington, IN 47407-8382 

2.   Phone: 812-339-3610 

3.   Contact Person: Diane Walker

4.   Phone intake 10 to 12 p.m. Mondays and 2-5 p.m. on Thursdays

5.   Services Provided: Assists in the placement of cases with Pro Bono attorneys to provide legal assistance to people who could not otherwise afford it.  A variety of cases accepted including family law, housing, credit issues, and public benefits. 

6.   Cost: free for income eligible


District 10 Pro Bono Project Collaboration with Monroe Circuit Court- Counsel in the Court

1. Address; Charlotte T. Zietlow Justice Center, 301 N. College Ave.  Bloomington, IN 47404- 3rd floor Hallway

2. Services:  limited legal assistance available on a drop in basis: Divorce and Family Law Issues:  Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Collection issues: Fridays from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Indiana Legal Services, Inc.

1.   Address:  No walk-ins. College Square, Second Floor, 214 S. College Avenue,47404

2.   Phone: 812-339-7668 or 1-800-822-4774

3.   Website: www.

4.   Cost: free for income eligible

5.   Application process- Phone in:  Family Law intakes are Tuesdays from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.  All other – Non Family Law issues:  Tuesdays 1:30-3:30pm and Thursdays from 10 to 12:00 pm.  In emergency, an applicant may request expedited service when calling the main number.


Indiana University Children and Family Mediation Clinic

1.   Mailing Address: No Walk-ins, 211 S. Indiana Avenue, Bloomington, In. 47405

2.   Phone: 812-855-9229- appointments arranged by phone.

3.   Contact Person: Ginnie Phero

4.   Clinical Professor: Professor Amy Applegate

5.   Services Provided: mediation of divorce and some other family law matters

6.   Cost: Reduced cost determined on incomes of each party


Indiana University Community Legal Clinic

Generally, only take cases in mid January and late August

1.   Mailing Address: Indiana University, 211 South Indiana Ave., Bloomington 47405

2.   No Walk-In Appointments

3.   Phone: 812-855-9229 

4.   Clinic Coordinator:  Ginnie Phero

5.   Clinical Professor: Earl Singleton

6.   Services Provided: legal services, primarily in the area of family law

7.   Eligibility: low income and Monroe County resident

8.   Cost: no cost for income eligible, but client responsible for court fee


Indiana University Protective Order Project 

1.   Ways to contact:  Walk In hours Monday-Friday Noon-1:00pm and Monday-Thursday 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Law School- Lower level room 010- on the corner of  E. 3rd and Indiana Ave.       

2.  E-mail:  or Phone- 812-855-4800

3.   Supervising Professor: IU Law School, Professor Seth Lahn


Indiana University Student Legal Services

1.   Address: 703 E. 7th Street

2.   Phone:  812-855-7867

3.   Website:

4.   Director: Randall Frykberg

5.   Eligibility and cost: All IU Bloomington students who are currently enrolled and have paid student activity fee are eligible for services at no cost. 

6.   Services:  provide legal representation in most civil cases (including small claim, divorce, other)

7.   Application Process:  Students may apply for services through the interactive web address or may “walk in” for application during weekly hours of 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 


Monroe County Family Court Program

1.   Address: Curry Building (next to Justice Building) 214 W. 7th Street

2.   Phone: 812-349-2094

3.   Contact Person: Colleen McPhearson

4.   Services: Mediation and Facilitation to assist in custody and visitation issues

5.   Application Process: Can be assigned by Court or individual can call direct

6.   Eligibility: Serve those of reduced means on appropriate sliding fee scale   


Protective Order Assistance Project

1.  Address:  Charlotte T. Zietlow Justice Center, Office of the Monroe County Clerk,  301 N. College Ave., Room 201, Bloomington, Indiana 47404

2. Phone:  812-349-2614 

3.  Walk-in only, no appointments

4.  Hours:  M-F 8:00am – 4:00pm, closed all Monroe County Government Holidays

5.  Services:  assistance for individuals seeking orders of protection from the court; filing petitions for protective orders; safety planning; referrals to community services.  Protective order assistants do not give legal advice.

6.  Eligibility:  Individuals victimized by family violence, dating violence, sexual violence, or stalking.

7.  Cost:  Free  


 HELP Legal Aid Clinic and Government Benefit Clinic

1. Sponsoring program: Shalom Center

2. Clinic Location: 620 South Walnut Street

3. Walk-In: Monday- Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

4. Phone: 812-334-5728, 812-330-1159, 812-330-1175

5. Services Provided: Legal Clinic- Primarily civil matters, but can make referrals on criminal matters.  Benefits Clinic- Questions regarding or assistance needed in applying for benefits such as food stamps, SSI, etc.


Justice Unlocked

1. Address: PO Box 2058, Bloomington, IN 47402

2. Phone Number: 812-269-8277

3. Service: General Civil Matters (Family Law, Landlord/Tenant, Small Claims, etc.) and Criminal (Misdemeanors only)

4. Website for Intakes:

5. Eligibility: Income requirements - From 150% to 400% of Federal Poverty Level Guidelines

6. Cost: Sliding Scale, as low as $30 an hour based on income

7. Other: Victim's Justice Program provides free legal services to victims of current Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, or Human Trafficking.


Last updated:  3/29/2018