What is the VLP?
The Volunteer Lawyer Program of Northeast Indiana, Inc., (VLP) offers free legal services for low-income individuals and families. The VLP serves Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wells and Whitley counties. Local attorneys from these counties provide assistance to our clients.
Assistance is offered for civil cases only. For a complete list of the type of cases the VLP will consider, see the Services page.
Those seeking assistance must first call the VLP office to see if they qualify for the program. Qualification is based on household income and assets, case type and availability of volunteer attorneys. Callers should be prepared to provide this personal financial information when they call.
Once a client qualifies for the program, he or she will need to provide the VLP with the necessary financial and legal documents required for the successful completion of the qualification process. Staff members from the VLP then attempt to place the client with an attorney. Assistance may be in the form of direct representation or advice.
See the Questions and Answers page, or call
(260) 407-0917 and speak to one of our staff members.