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Jun202009

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Indiana State Attorney General

The Attorney General is the top law enforcement officer of the state.
The AG's office is staffed with investigators and attorneys and their function is to serve as the public's legal advocate.


Better Business Bureau

The BBB is a private business franchise of local BBB organizations. Their goal is to foster a fair and effective marketplace, so that buyers and sellers can trust each other. BBBs gather and report information on business reliability, alert the public to frauds against consumers and businesses, provide information on ethical business practices, and act as mutually trusted intermediaries between consumers and businesses to resolve disputes. News media frequently turn to the local BBBs as expert sources of news about scams and consumer issues.

Indianapolis BBB
File a Complaint: https://odr.bbb.org/odrweb/public/getstarted.aspx?siteID=93

Ft Wayne BBB (Northern Indiana)
File a Complaint: https://odr.bbb.org/odrweb/public/getstarted.aspx?siteID=52


State Bar of Indiana - Consumer Protection Attorneys

A state bar association is a bar association that represents or seeks to represent all of the attorneys in a specific U.S. state. Membership in such an association may be voluntary or mandatory for practitioners in that state. State bar associations may be tasked with the administration of the state bar examination, and typically provide services for members such as maintaining a directory of attorneys in the state, facilitating social events for attorneys, and publishing a bar journal. They may also require the completion ofContinuing Legal Education credits, and may provide classes which fulfill these credits.

Locate a Consumer Protection Attorney in the State Bar Directory: http://www.indybar.org/


Can't Afford an Attorney?

If you cannot afford a lawyer, you may qualify for free legal help from a Legal Aid or Legal Services Corporation (LSC) office. These offices generally offer legal assistance about such things as landlord-tenant relations, credit, utilities, family matters (e.g., divorce and adoption), foreclosure, home equity fraud, social security, welfare, unemployment, and workers' compensation. If the Legal Aid office in your area does not handle your type of case, it may refer you to other local, state or national organizations that can provide help. Additional resources may be found at LawHelp.org or FreeAdvice.org.

Free assistance could also be available from a law school program where students, supervised by attorneys, handle a variety of legal matters. Some of these programs are open to all. Others limit their service to specific groups, such as senior citizens or low-income persons. Contact a law school in your area to find out if such a program is available.