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Civil Legal Assistance

The Indiana Bar Foundation is a leader in improving access to the civil legal system for all Hoosiers. By supporting civil legal assistance and pro bono organizations, law students, attorneys, and self-represented litigants, the programs of the Indiana Bar Foundation advance our legal system and improve civil legal assistance for all Hoosiers.


2022 Indiana Bar Foundation Civil Legal Assistance Conference

Program Book

Overview Agenda

Conference Survey & CLE Certificate

For every $1 invested
in civil legal assistance,

$6.70 goes back into the community.


Through the support of our generous donors, the Indiana Bar Foundation offers several scholarships for current law students. Loan repayment assistance is also available for licensed attorneys working at civil legal assistance organizations.


Indiana Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts (IOLTA) Program was created in 1997 to enable low-income Hoosiers to have better access to Indiana’s civil justice system through annual grants to civil legal assistance organizations promoting pro bono and access to justice work across the state. In partnership with the Indiana Supreme Court, the Indiana Bar Foundation distributes $1M annually in IOLTA grants. IOLTA grant applications are due annually on May 1.

Pro Bono Opportunity Guide

The Pro Bono Opportunity Guide is a statewide volunteer matching tool for legal professionals interested in volunteering and legal assistance providers who need volunteers.