Marilyn Odendahl

Journalist (Indiana)
Covers the Indiana General Assembly as well as law schools and bar associations across the state for the Indiana Lawyer.

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House boosts LSC funding without key Hoosier’s vote

Marilyn Odendahl
Indiana Lawyer
July 1, 2019
The appropriations bill that included a significant boost in funding to the Legal Service Corp. passed through the U.S. House of Representatives without the vote of a key advocate of civil legal aid who said the measure contained too many “poison pills” and was impossible to support.

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Staying home: Legal aid efforts help people maintain stable housing

Marilyn Odendahl
Indiana Lawyer
April 3, 2019
“One of the things this project has done that surprised me, as well, is that it empowers our clients,” Hurst said. “Whether they win or lose these cases, they feel more like they’re mainstream than in the margins.”

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Rent-to-buy contract argued before Indiana Supreme Court

Marilyn Odendahl
Indiana Lawyer
March 7, 2019
Representing the couple, Indiana Legal Services contended the contract Carter and Lintner signed was a rental agreement and Rainbow violated the state’s landlord-tenant act by not providing a habitable residence.

Feature

Legal aid initiative enables those with disabilities

Marilyn Odendahl
Indiana Lawyer
March 6, 2019
Launched in 2016 by Indiana Legal Services, the Providing Legal Assistance to Individuals with Disabilities initiative is partnering with agencies in Fort Wayne and central Indiana focused on serving individuals with disabilities.

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New site a landing page for civil legal aid

Marilyn Odendahl
Indiana Lawyer
January 8, 2019
Into the civil legal pro se arena, the Coalition for Court Access recently launched the website Indianalegalhelp.org.

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Lawsuits charge Rainbow Realty’s rent-to-buy contracts target the most vulnerable

Marilyn Odendahl
Indiana Lawyer
September 19, 2018
This is at least the third pending suit involving Rainbow Realty and its rent-to-buy program.

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Congress gives $410 million to Legal Services Corp.

Marilyn Odendahl
Indiana Lawyer
March 23, 2018
Significantly, the rise in appropriation comes after the Trump Administration proposed defunding LSC completely.

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Amid another call for defunding, LSC asking for an increase

Marilyn Odendahl
Indiana Lawyer
February 20, 2018
LSC leaders are confident of continued support from both sides of the aisle on Capitol Hill but the organization is asking for more money even though it may still get a funding cut in fiscal year 2018.

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Legal aid funding included in budget deal

Marilyn Odendahl
Indiana Lawyer
February 9, 2018
LSC’s funding will stay at the 2017 level of $385 million until Congress finishes the appropriations process that will determine the balance of funding for the remainder of fiscal year 2018.

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Indiana Legal Services’ pilot project offers on-the-spot help to small claims defendants

Marilyn Odendahl
Indiana Lawyer
June 28, 2017
Both staff attorneys at Indiana Legal Services Inc., helped that day as part of the legal aid organization’s summer pilot program.

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Trump budget hits legal aid and public service sectors

Marilyn Odendahl
Indiana Lawyer
May 24, 2017
Conversely, the LSC is confident Congress would continue to allocate funding as it has for the last 42 years.

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As ILS celebrates 50 years, it prepares for a changing future

Marilyn Odendahl
Indiana Lawyer
April 19, 2017
Looking ahead to the next 50 years, Indiana Legal Services Inc. is certain one thing will remain constant — the need for legal assistance among low-income individuals.

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Legal aid funding cut from Trump budget

Marilyn Odendahl
Indiana Lawyer
March 16, 2017
Rep. Susan Brooks, the Indianapolis Republican who co-founded the Access to Legal Services Caucus in Congress in 2015, is advocating for LSC funding to be retained.

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Finding funds to support Indiana legal aid

Marilyn Odendahl
Indiana Lawyer
September 7, 2016
Whitewater Valley is like many legal aid providers across the state. These offices tended to rely on one main source of funding to cover the bulk of their budgets but in recent years, those sources have cut back and curtailed the donations and gifts.

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ILS collaborates with East Chicago Housing Authority to help young adults

Marilyn Odendahl
Indiana Lawyer
June 1, 2016
Starting this summer, Indiana Legal Services will partner with the East Chicago Housing Authority to help local youths who have criminal records overcome the barriers to jobs, housing and education.

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Veterans trade in military life to become legal aid attorneys

Marilyn Odendahl
Indiana Lawyer
May 18, 2016
Pollem is among a trio of Indianapolis attorneys who left the military as officers, went to law school and have since found their way into legal aid.

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Rep. Susan Brooks helps put spotlight on civil legal aid

Marilyn Odendahl
Indiana Lawyer
December 2, 2015
Civil legal aid providers got a boost Tuesday with the announcement of the formation of a Civil Legal Services Caucus in the U.S. Congress.



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