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					Public Records                                    tional and other types of guardianships,
Indiana coalition for open government             landlord/tenant disputes, wills, living wills
www.indianacog.org                                and advance directives, and family law
Fill out a sample request letter for state        matters including divorce, child support
and local government records, download            and visitation disputes. The clinic does
a copy of the Handbook for Indiana’s              not provide legal advice or representation
Public Access Laws, or file a complaint           on any type of criminal matter.
with the public access counselor at
1-800-228-6013.                                   Indiana Legal Services
                                                  5927 Columbia Ave.
Public records online directory                   (Steen Center)
www.netronline.com/public_records.htm             Hammond, IN 46320
Search by county to get Assessor, Treas-          Phone: (219) 853-2360
urer, and Recorder offices and contact            Fax: (219) 853-2397
information. Mapping/GIS and Auditor              www.indianajustice.org
offices available depending on the county.        Indiana Legal Services (ILS) is a nonprofit
                                                  law firm that provides free civil legal as-
Taxes                                             sistance to eligible low-income and elderly
1040.com                                          people throughout Indiana. ILS handles
www.1040.com                                      cases like family law where there is do-
Search federal and state forms, instruc-          mestic violence, housing, consumer law,              Main Library
tions, and publications, or file your tax         health care access, and government bene-            564 State Street
return online. Tax estimators, calculators,       fits. Hammond office hours are 8:30-4:30,         Hammond, IN 46320
and filing address are available.                 Monday- Friday. Intake hours: Tuesday               (219) 931-5100
                                                  9-11 (housing); Wednesday 1-3 (general,
Wills/Trusts/Estates                              no housing or family); Thursday 9-11              E. B. Hayward Branch
Findlaw guide to wills, probate law, and estate   (family). Spanish speaking staff are avail-
                                                                                                      1212 172nd Street
planning                                          able. ILS does not handle any criminal
www.findlaw.com/01topics/31probate/               matters.                                          Hammond, IN 46324
                                                                                                        (219) 844-2668
Legal Aid Societies
City of Hammond Legal Aid Clinic                                                                      Howard Branch
Hammond City Hall                                                                                    7047 Grand Ave.
5925 Calumet Ave.                                                                                   Hammond, In 46323
Hammond, IN 46320                                                                                     (219) 844-1622
(219) 853-6611
Hours: 8:30-4:00, M-F
Provides legal advice and representation
                                                                                                  http://www.hammond.lib.in.us
on many types of civil cases. Typical cases
include: consumer issues, public benefits
and assistance, housing matters, educa-                                                                                      8/05
                                                                                                                                                       Housing/Employment discrimination
Legal information                            Internet legal resource group: forms
                                             www.ilrg.com/forms
                                                                                                      legal professionals, students, and the general
                                                                                                      public.                                          Hammond Human Relations Commission
                                             Personal and business forms searchable by                                                                 5925 Calumet Ave, Room 320
Hammond Public Library’s Information         topic or keyword.                                        Nolo                                             Hammond, IN 46320
Services Desk has put together a path-                                                                www.nolo.com                                     Phone: (219) 853-6502
finder of library and community re-          Indiana self-service legal center: court forms           Legal information in plain English on a vari-    TDD: (219) 852-6604
sources to help you locate legal informa-    www.in.gov/judiciary/selfservice/forms.                  ety of topics. Some forms available.             Fax: (219) 853-6538
tion. This pathfinder is meant as a guide    html                                                                                                      http://hmdin.com/humanrelations
only; resources listed here are not the      Divorce forms (with or without minor chil-               Bankruptcy                                       Email: relations@hmdin.com
only ones available. For assistance,         dren), petitions to reduce, modify, or termi-            American bankruptcy institute
please call the Information Desk at (219)    nate child support, and petitions for name               www.abiworld.org                                 Housing investigations for the Depart-
931-5100, ext. 333 or ext. 334, or email     change can be found here.                                See "online resource center" and "consumer       ment of Housing and Urban Develop-
us at infodesk@hammond.lib.in.us. HPL                                                                 education center."                               ment (HUD). HHRC will investigate
librarians and staff are not attorneys and   VISALAW: citizenship and immigration forms                                                                housing discrimination claims based on
cannot give legal advice. It is best to      www.visalaw.com/forms                                    Business                                         race, national origin, sex, religion, and dis-
consult an attorney if you have a ques-                                                               Findlaw’s small business center                  ability. Intake and investigation can take
tion about a legal matter.                   Find an Attorney                                         http://smallbusiness.findlaw.com                 place as long as the property in question is
                                             Findlaw                                                                                                   in Hammond. Intake only for employ-
Books                                        www.findlaw.com                                          SCORE of Northwest Indiana                       ment discrimination cases. They deter-
Hammond Public Library has a wide va-        Type in your zip code to find lawyers in                 www.scorenorthwestind.com                        mine whether it gets sent to EEOC’s In-
riety of books containing personal and       your area.                                               Free business counseling available on Fri-       dianapolis office.
business legal forms to check out. We                                                                 days at the Lakeshore Chamber of Com-
also have books on landlord and tenant       Indianapolis bar association’s lawyer referral service   merce, 5246 Hohman Ave, Ste. 100,                Property/Real Estate
rights, employee and labor rights, trusts,   www.indybar.org/referral.cfm Call (317)                  Hammond, IN 46320. Phone (219)                   Findlaw: real estate
wills, and probate, guides to doing your     269-2222 to find a lawyer near you.                      931-1000.                                        http://realestate.findlaw.com
own divorce, and much more. Many of                                                                                                                    Tenants’ rights, landlords, and home own-
these books are updated annually and         Indiana supreme court self-service legal center          Criminal                                         ership information.
can be found in the 340-349 call number      www.in.gov/judiciary/selfservice/lawyers.                Indiana sex and violent offender registry
area of your library. Ask a librarian for    html                                                     www.indianasheriffs.org/default.asp              Lake County assessor’s office
more assistance.                                                                                                                                       http://in-lake-assessor.governmaxa.com
                                             Martindale-Hubble                                        Sourcebook of criminal justice statistics        Find out how much your property is
Legal Forms                                  www.martindale.com                                       www.albany.edu/sourcebook                        worth.
FedForms                                     Search for lawyers by city, county, or area
http://forms.gov                             of practice.                                             Elder law                                        Post-Tribune property tax calculator
Find forms by form number or agency.                                                                  Findlaw: nursing home abuse                      www.post-trib.com/taxes/lake/index.
Findlaw court forms                          Subject Specific Legal Web Sites                         http://injury.findlaw.com/                       html
http://forms.lp.findlaw.com                  General                                                  nursing-home-abuse/                              Enter the assessed value of your home to
State civil, criminal and miscellaneous      Findlaw                                                                                                   estimate your tax bill.
forms; federal forms for federal appel-      www.findlaw.com
late, bankruptcy and district courts.        Resources and forms for small businesses,
Find out how much your property is worth.
                                                           Indiana code: probate (title 29)                         Martindale-Hubble
Post-Tribune property tax calculator                       www.in.gov/legislative/ic/code/title29                   www.martindale.com
www.post-trib.com/taxes/lake/index.html                                                                             Search for lawyers by city, county, or area of prac-
Enter the assessed value of your home to estimate          Indiana code: trusts and fiduciaries (title 30)          tice.
your tax bill.                                             www.in.gov/legislative/ic/code/title30
                                                                                                                    Legal Aid Societies
Public Records                                             Legal Forms                                              City of Hammond Legal Aid Clinic
Indiana commission on public records                       FedForms                                                 Hammond City Hall
www.in.gov/icpr                                            http://forms.gov                                         5925 Calumet Ave.
Online catalog of state public records forms, re-          Locate federal forms by form number or agency.           Hammond, IN 46320
cords and forms management services.                                                                                (219) 853-6611
                                                           Findlaw court forms                                      Hours: 8:30-4:00, M-F
Public records online directory                            http://forms.lp.findlaw.com                              Provides legal advice and representation on many
www.netronline.com/public_records.htm                      State civil, criminal and miscellaneous forms; fed-      types of civil cases. Typical cases include: consumer
Search by county to get Assessor, Treasurer, and           eral forms for federal appellate, bankruptcy and dis-    issues, public benefits and assistance, housing mat-
Recorder offices and contact information. Map-             trict courts.                                            ters, educational and other types of guardianships,
ping/GIS and Auditor offices available depending                                                                    landlord/tenant disputes, wills, living wills and ad-
on the county.                                             Internet legal resource group: forms                     vance directives, and family law matters including
                                                           www.ilrg.com/forms                                       divorce, child support and visitation disputes. The
Taxes                                                      Personal and business forms searchable by topic or       clinic does not provide legal advice or representa-
1040.com                                                   keyword.                                                 tion on any type of criminal matter.
www.1040.com
Search federal and state forms, instructions, and          Indiana self-service legal center: court forms           Indiana Legal Services
publications, or file your tax return online. Tax esti-    www.in.gov/judiciary/selfservice/forms.html              5927 Columbia Ave.
mators, calculators, and filing address are available.     Divorce forms (with or without minor children),          (Steen Center)
                                                           petitions to reduce, modify, or terminate child sup-     Hammond, IN 46320
Access Indiana: taxes                                      port, and petitions for name change can be found         Phone: (219) 853-2360
www.in.gov/ai/taxes                                        here.                                                    Fax: (219) 853-2397
Property, business, and individual income taxes,                                                                    www.indianajustice.org
and tax credit information. Indiana state tax forms        VISALAW: citizenship and immigration forms               Indiana Legal Services (ILS) is a nonprofit law firm
are available at www.in.gov/dor/taxforms.                  www.visalaw.com/forms                                    that provides free civil legal assistance to eligible
                                                                                                                    low-income and elderly people throughout Indiana.
U.S. internal revenue service                              Find an Attorney                                         ILS handles cases like family law where there is do-
www.irs.gov                                                Findlaw                                                  mestic violence, housing, consumer law, health care
Individual, business, charity and non-profit federal       www.findlaw.com                                          access, and government benefits. Hammond office
tax information. Download federal tax forms and            Type in your zip code to find lawyers in your area.      hours are 8:30-4:30, Monday- Friday. Intake hours:
check your refund status online. Contact the IRS at                                                                 Tuesday 9-11 (housing); Wednesday 1-3 (general,
(800) 829-1040 for questions about your individual         Indianapolis bar association’s lawyer referral service   no housing or family); Thursday 9-11 (family).
federal tax return.                                        Call (317) 269-2222 or visit www.indybar.org/            Spanish speaking staff are available. ILS does not
                                                           referral.cfm to find a lawyer near you.                  handle any criminal matters.
Wills/Trusts/Estates
Findlaw guide to wills, probate law, and estate planning   Indiana supreme court self-service legal center
www.findlaw.com/01topics/31probate/                        www.in.gov/judiciary/selfservice/lawyers.html

				
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