Modest Means

The Modest Means Project

The Modest Means Project benefits IndyBar members by providing an opportunity to gain experience while building a practice. This IndyBar member-only opportunity allows you to serve the community while putting some dollars in your pocket as well. Think of it as pro bono that isn't as hard on your bottom line!

The IndyBar Modest Means Project is an important tool in providing legal representation for individuals who don’t qualify for pro bono services but can’t afford typical attorney fees. To qualify, the client’s income must not exceed 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level Guidelines.

Criminal Modest Means Panel

The Criminal Modest Means Panel covers all matters related to legal advice and representation in all courts of criminal jurisdiction in Marion Superior Courts, including Traffic Court 13 and Community Court 12. For a person to qualify for a referral to a modest means panel attorney, that person must be referred by a judicial officer of the Marion Superior Court Criminal Division or an attorney.

Click here to view client obligations, income and fee information, and complete guidelines for the program.

Interested in participating? Click here to complete the application and agreement.


Family Law Modest Means Panel

The Family Law Modest Means Panel covers areas of law including but not limited to representation in actions for dissolution, post-dissolution, legal separation, custody and support, juvenile court issues, adoption, guardianship, paternity, protective/restraining order, Children in Need of Services (CHINS) and termination of parental rights (TPR). Client must be referred by a pro bono agency, a judicial officer, clerk, or bailiff, or an attorney and must be pre-screened for eligibility . The individual's income cannot exceed 200% of Federal Poverty level guidelines.

Click here to view client obligations, income and fee information, and complete guidelines for the program.

Interested in participating? Click here to complete the application and agreement.

The Criminal Modest Means Panel


The Family Law Modest Means Panel

 

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