Legal help kiosks being deployed across state to aid households facing eviction, foreclosure

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The Indiana Lawyer on 11/16/2022 by Marilyn Odendahl

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At the Lawrence Township trustee’s office Tuesday afternoon, court officials and community leaders unveiled the first of 120 civil legal help kiosks that will be deployed to all 92 Indiana counties to provide information and resources to individuals trying to navigate the legal system themselves.

Lawrence Township Small Claims Court Judge Kimberly Bacon described the new kiosks as an example of what can be achieved when “those of us on the front line” work together.

“Today we are unveiling the first-of-its-kind resource in Indiana, connecting individuals to an extensive portal of easily accessible resources,” Bacon said during a press conference. “And this is especially vital to those who might not understand how the court works or how tools are available to ensure that all have knowledge to effectively interact with the court.”