IndyBar: Indianapolis Bar Association Launches Chat Legal Advice

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In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Indianapolis Bar Association (IndyBar) launched the “Virtual Ask a Lawyer” legal advice chat service, where community members can chat in real time with a lawyer who is ready to help with basic legal matters.

To start chatting, just visit indybar.org/chat. Once on the page, a pop-up window in the lower right corner of the browser window will guide the user through the interaction.

Lawyers participating in Virtual Ask a Lawyer work in law firms, agencies and organizations across the city and volunteer their time to provide this valuable community service. They’ll be ready to answer questions on topics like divorce, child custody, child support, landlord-tenant issues, bankruptcy, personal injury, employment law and more. All correspondence is confidential.

The chat service will be available Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (excluding holidays). At other times or in the event that a lawyer is not available, community members can provide their email address for follow-up by a lawyer within 12-24 hours.

For those without internet access, telephone support is also available by calling 317-269-2000.

About the Indianapolis Bar Association pro bono programs

These community services are sponsored by the Indianapolis Bar Association, a 142-year-old organization of lawyers, judges, paralegals and law students in the Indianapolis area, and are made possible through the generosity of the Indianapolis Bar Foundation, the charitable arm of the association. For more information on a variety of other legal advice and assistance programs offered throughout the year by the association, visit indybar.org/legaladvice.•

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