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In 2017, the Indiana Coalition for Court Access entered into a partnership with Indiana University to conduct a statewide legal needs study. The IU Center for Law, Society & Culture and the IU Public Policy Institute submit this final report to the CCA. We designed this comprehensive study of legal needs to provide a relevant, reliable source of information with which the CCA, policymakers, and legal aid providers can make strategic decisions about where, when, and how to allocate resources for the effective, efficient delivery of civil legal services. We also designed this project to generate data and information that these organizations can use in their efforts to increase the visibility of legal aid, develop support for legal aid work, and encourage resource development.

Broadly, this civil legal needs study includes three goals: 1. Assessing the unmet legal needs of Indiana’s low-income population. 2. Examining the current system of legal aid delivery to determine underserved communities’ access to legal aid services. 3. Reviewing legal services programs to determine ways to improve resource allocation among and collaboration within Indiana’s system of civil legal aid. We designed this comprehensive study of legal needs to provide a relevant, reliable source of information with which the CCA, policymakers, and legal aid providers can make strategic decisions about where, when, and how to allocate resources for the effective, efficient delivery of civil legal services. We also designed this project to generate data and information that these organizations can use in their efforts to increase the visibility of legal aid, develop support for legal aid work, and encourage resource development.

Publication Date

3-2019

Publisher

Indiana University

City

Bloomington,IN

Keywords

Legal aid, Indiana Coalition for Court Access, Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Disciplines

Civil Law | Courts | Law

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This project was a partnership between the Indiana Coalition for Court Access and the Indiana University Maurer School of Law's Center for Law, Society & Culture. Additional support was provided by the Indiana Supreme Court and the Indiana Bar Foundation.

Indiana Civil Legal Needs Study and Legal Aid System Scan

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