Introduced Version




Citations Affected: IC 34-10-1-2

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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    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. -->     SECTION 1. IC 34-10-1-2 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 shall: may:
        (1) admit the applicant to prosecute or defend as an indigent person; and
        (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 person.