Free legal aid offered at Lake Station high school

2013-05-12T00:00:00Z 2013-05-14T18:06:05Z Free legal aid offered at Lake Station high schoolBy Times Staff
May 12, 2013 12:00 am  • 

LAKE STATION | An attorney from Indiana Legal Services Inc. will provide free legal assistance from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Thomas A. Edison Junior-Senior High School, 3304 Parkside Ave.

The attorney, fluent in English and in Spanish, will meet with parents with civil legal problems that might cause them to remove their children from school and impede their children’s academic progress.

This is the last visit of the school year by the ILS attorney as part of the Lake Station Family Stability Project, a special partnership between ILS and the school district.

To meet with the ILS attorney, all parents and visitors should use the North Shore entrance located on the east side of the school. A parking lot is located near this entrance. For security purposed, visitors will need to ring the buzzer and identify themselves and their purpose before gaining entry.

While the project will give priority to parents of students of Lake Station schools, area residents are also welcome to talk with the ILS attorney.

ILS is a not-for-profit organization that provides free legal counsel to low-income persons, seniors 60 and older, and victims of domestic violence. A client must have a household income that is less than 125 percent of the federal poverty income level, meaning a $14,363 income for a one-person household or an income of $29,438 for a four-person household.

Anyone with a civil legal problem that needs immediate attention should call ILS in Merrillville at (219) 738-6040 or toll-free at (888) 255-5104.

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