Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions for the Public

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Q. Does the Indianapolis Bar Association have attorneys on staff that can help me?

There are no practicing attorneys on staff at the Indianapolis Bar Association. To find an attorney, you can contact our Lawyer Referral Service at (317) 269-2222 or by filling out the form here, or you can search for a lawyer online at Indy Lawyer Finder.

Q. I want to file a complaint about a lawyer - what do I do?

The Indianapolis Bar Association does not have the authority to independently investigate or act upon allegations or lawyer misconduct. The Indiana Supreme Court's Disciplinary Commission performs that role. To obtain that information and/or a complaint form, log on to the Disciplinary Commission Website, or call (317) 232-1807.

Q. Can you tell me whether Attorney X is an attorney, and give me his/her name and phone number?

Indiana licensed attorneys are not required to be Indianapolis Bar Association members. The complete listing of Indiana attorneys is available here or by calling (317) 232-5861.

Q. I think my lawyer overcharged me. Can you help?

If you think your lawyer's fees are unjustified, you can contact the Indianapolis Bar Association by calling (317) 269-2000 for a referral to a member of our Fee Dispute Panel.

Q. Does the Indianapolis Bar Association offer free or reduced fee ("pro bono") representation?

The Indianapolis Bar Association does not directly match lawyers with free or reduced fee clients. However, the IndyBar does have a number of programs that can assist you with your legal needs. Click here for more information.

Have you checked out our legal services but still can't find what you are looking for? We also have links to outside agencies that provide free or reduced fee ("pro bono") representation. Click here for that information.

Q. Can the Indianapolis Bar Association give me legal advice?

If you need a lawyer, but don't have one, consult the Indianapolis Bar Association's Lawyer Referral Service via the online request or by calling (317) 269-2222. The Indianapolis Bar Association also sponsors several programs for the public to obtain answers to basic legal questions. Click here for more information.

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