HOUSE BILL No. 1236
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Synopsis: Indigent parties in civil actions. Allows a court the option
of appointing an attorney at no expense to an indigent person to
represent the indigent person's interests in a civil action. Applies only
if the court determines that the indigent person does not have sufficient
means to prosecute or defend the action.
Effective: July 1, 2001.
January 9, 2001, read first time and referred to Committee on Courts and Criminal Code.
First Regular Session 112th General Assembly (2001)
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HOUSE BILL No. 1236
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
courts and court officers.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 34-10-1-2; (01)IN1236.1.1. -->
IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2001]: Sec. 2. If the court is
satisfied that a person who makes an application described in section
1 of this chapter does not have sufficient means to prosecute or defend
the action, the court
(1) admit the applicant to prosecute or defend as an indigent
(2) assign an attorney to defend or prosecute the cause.
All officers required to prosecute or defend the action shall do their
duty in the case without taking any fee or reward from the indigent