If you are in the market of looking for an attorney, there are steps you can take to ensure you are hiring licensed, legitimate and experienced legal counsel. In the state of Indiana, the first step to becoming a fully-licensed attorney, is passing the bar exam. This can include licensing for any number of practice areas of the law, such as family law and divorce, criminal law, litigation, real estate, auto dealer law, business, probate and much, much more.
In the state of Indiana, to become a licensed lawyer a person must go through extensive legal education, with one final exam at the end of their schooling, known as the bar exam. Passing the bar exam is no easy feat, however once completed with a minimum score of – 266, you are officially on your way to become a licensed attorney in the state. What officiates the attorney into the state’s legal system is the admission ceremony, which provides the occasion to be officially sworn in by a servant of the court.
Once you’re officiated as an attorney, you are automatically registered under the Indiana courts system also known as the Roll of Attorneys. This is one simple, easy and effective way you can check on the lawyers you are wanting to hire to ensure they are properly licensed and in good standing. The roll of attorney’s website provides their license status and any disciplinary history throughout the years, should they have any. You should feel comfortable and assured with your legal representation, and it is of the utmost importance to do your research prior to retaining a new lawyer to represent you in any legal case.
A licensed lawyer in the state of Indiana is legally able to practice any law within the state, including any county. These types of law can include, but are not limited to, family law and divorce, litigation, criminal, auto dealer, real estate, business, probate, trademarks, contracts, deeds, and immigration law. Unless you’re seeking assistance with federally regulated law such as bankruptcy law, Indiana attorneys might only able to assist some counties within the state, depending on regulations. Alternately, if you’re trying to find out more information on an attorney and unable to locate their attorney number through the state, they perhaps might not be licensed in the state.
You always want to ensure your legal counsel is both properly licensed and in good standing under state law. This way, should you find information that you are not comfortable with, you always have the option of seeking alternate legal representation to handle your legal case. If you are seeking legal assistance you can turn to The Law Offices of Eugene Mogilevsky, LLC and consult an experienced attorney! We practice an array of different laws, such as family law and divorce, litigation, real estate, probate, criminal, trademarks, business, immigration law, we handle trusts, wills, POA’s and we are able to assist the Southern District of Indiana in filing for personal bankruptcy. You can contact our office online at Contact Us | The Law Offices of Eugene Mogilevsky (egmlegal.com) by submitting a Contact Form or by directly calling our office at (317) 743-7958.
Disclaimer: This blog post is for educational and informational purposes only and is not to be taken as legal advice in any capacity. Reading this blog does not constitute or establish an attorney-client relationship.
Indiana State Courts - https://www.in.gov/courts/ - for general information.
Indiana Roll of Attorneys - https://courtapps.in.gov/rollofattorneys - for looking up attorney’s license number and standing.
Indiana State Bar Association - https://www.inbar.org/page/getlegalhelp - provides a good way to find legal services from licensed attorneys.
United States Bankruptcy Courts
Southern District of Indiana
Counties served include: Bartholomew, Boone, Brown, Clinton, Decatur, Delaware, Fayette, Fountain, Franklin, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Henry, Howard, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Randolph, Rush, Shelby, Tipton, Union, and Wayne.
Reference: “United States Bankruptcy Court.” Indianapolis | Southern District of Indiana | United States Bankruptcy Court, www.insb.uscourts.gov/content/indianapolis-0. Accessed 2 June 2023.