Ohio Legal Aid And Pro Bono Services

What Is Legal Aid And Pro Bono Services?

Legal aid and Pro Bono services help low-income people by offering legal advice and services for those who are unable to afford them. As legal fees rise, fewer people are able to afford legal services such as eviction, divorce, bankruptcy, and employment matters. Each legal aid provider listed below offers a limited menu of services, so it is advised that you contact them before applying for assistance.

How To Qualify For Legal Aid?

To receive legal aid you must first establish that you have a legitimate legal trouble for which legal aid can assist you with and that your income is low enough to qualify for such assistance.

What Are Legal Lenders?

For those who cannot qualify for legal aid, but still require immediate help, there are legal lenders that offer a variety of ways of borrowing money in emergency situations.

What If My Family Require Other Emergency Services? 

If you can’t qualify for legal aid but require other types of emergency services such as local shelters, home voucher (section 8 housing), cash assistance, access to local food banks, and how to apply for food stamps, visit the GotTrouble Financial Hardship Section for your state>>

Legal Aid and Pro Bono Programs

Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE)
520 Madison Avenue, Ste 640
Toledo, OH 43604
Phone: 419-255-0814
Fax: 419-259-2880
http://www.ablelaw.org
able@ablelaw.org
Intake: 888-534-1432
Counties Served: Allen, Auglaize, Champaign, Clark, Crawford, Darke, Erie, Defiance, Fulton, Greene, Hardin, Hancock, Henry, Huron, Logan, Lucas, Miami, Mercer, Montgomery, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Preble, Sandusky, Seneca, Shelby, Van Wert, Williams, Wood, Wyandot
Type of Cases Accepted: Bankruptcy, Consumer, Education, Elder Law, Employment Law, Housing, Special Education, Immigration, Health, Domestic Violence, CED

Advocates for Basic Legal Equity (ABLE) Findlay Office
237 S Main St, Ste 204
Findlay, OH 45840-3336
Phone: 419-425-5745
Fax: 419-422-1595
Counties Served: Hancock, Seneca, Wyandot
Type of Cases Accepted: Bankruptcy, Employment Law, Housing, Wills, Domestic Violence

Columbus AIDS Task Force
1500 West Third Avenue Suite 329
Columbus, OH 43212
Phone: 614-488-2432
Fax: 614-487-5962
catf@catf.net
Type of Cases Accepted: AIDS/HIV

Columbus Bar Association Lawyers For Justice
175 S 3rd St
Fl 11
Columbus, OH 43215-5134
Phone: 614-221-4112
Fax: 614-221-4850
http://www.cbalaw.org/probono/programs/LFJ.php
info@cbalaw.org
Type of Cases Accepted: Bankruptcy, Consumer, Education, Wills, Real Estate, Domestic Violence

Community Legal Aid Services, Inc.
265 South Main Street, 3rd Floor
Akron, OH 44308-1223
Phone: 330-535-4191
Fax: 330-744-2503
http://www.communitylegalaid.org
Intake: 800-998-9454
Counties Served: Ashland, Columbiana, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Richland, Stark, Summit, Trumbull
Type of Cases Accepted: Bankruptcy, Consumer, Elder Law, Housing, Wills, Not all programs are available in all counties, Torts, Domestic Violence, Dissolution, Custody, Adoption

Community Legal Aid Services, Inc. VLSP, Stark Office
306 Market Ave N, Ste 730
Canton, OH 44702-1429
Phone: 330-456-8361
Fax: 330-456-3812
Intake: 330-456-8361
Counties Served: Stark
Type of Cases Accepted: Bankruptcy, Consumer, Elder Law, Employment Law, Housing, Wills, Torts, Domestic Violence, Custody, Adoption

Community Legal Aid Services, Inc., VLSP
265 S Main St The Rose Building, Fl 3
Akron, OH 44308-1223
Phone: 330-535-4191
Fax: 330-535-0728
Intake: 330-535-4191
Counties Served: Ashland, Medina, Portage, Richland, Stark, Summit
Type of Cases Accepted: Bankruptcy, Consumer, Elder Law, Employment Law, Housing, Wills, Torts, Terminating Parental Rights, Real Estate, Domestic Violence, Dissolution, Custody, Adoption

Community Legal Aid Services, Inc., VLSP, Medina Office
257 South Court St
Medina, OH 44256-2256
Phone: 330-723-5380
Fax: 330-723-4609

Community Legal Aid Services, Inc., VLSP, Portage Office
250 S Chestnut St, Ste 22
Ravenna, OH 44266-3031
Phone: 330-297-1569
Fax: 330-297-5840
Counties Served: Portage
Type of Cases Accepted: Bankruptcy, Consumer, Elder Law, Employment Law, Housing, Wills, Torts, Domestic Violence, Custody, Adoption

Fairfield County Pro Bono Clinic
239 W Main Street
Lancaster, OH 43130
Phone: 740-687-6795
Fax: 740-687-6787
http://www.fairfieldcountybar.org/
mowryk@odjfs.state.oh.us
Counties Served: Fairfield
Type of Cases Accepted: Brief advise and counsel primarily on Domestic relations issues but also other areas as needed.

GAL Project
2163 East 22nd Street
Cleveland, OH 44115
Phone: 216-443-3377

Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyers Project
109 N. Main Street
Suite 610
Dayton, OH 45402
Phone: 937-461-3857
Fax: 937-461-4731
http://www.GDVLP.org
GDVLP@gdvlp.org
Intake: 888-534-1432
Counties Served: Clarke, Darke, Greene, Miami, Montgomery, Preble
Type of Cases Accepted: Bankruptcy, Consumer, Education, Elder Law, Employment Law, Housing, Wills, Civil cases–family law, probate, etc., Torts, Real Estate, Immigration, Health, Domestic Violence, Custody, CED, Adoption

Legal Aid Of Western Ohio
201 East Second Street
Defiance, OH 43512
Phone: 419-782-1828

Legal Aid Of Western Ohio
125 West Water Street
Sandusky, OH 44870
Phone: 419-609-9170
Fax: 419-609-9173
http://www.lawolaw.org
Intake: 888-534-1432

Legal Aid Of Western Ohio
121 North Arch Street
Fremont, OH 43420
Phone: 419-334-8899

Legal Aid Of Western Ohio
545 Market Street, 301
Lima, OH 45801
Phone: 419-224-9070
Fax: 419-224-9947
Counties Served: Allen
Type of Cases Accepted: Housing, Domestic Violence

Legal Aid Of Western Ohio
22 S. Limetone Street, 220
Springfield, OH 45502-1234
Phone: 937-325-5991
Fax: 937-325-5953
Counties Served: Champaign, Clark, Darke, Fayette, Greene, Highland, Miami, Preble
Type of Cases Accepted: Bankruptcy, Housing, Domestic Violence, Custody

Legal Aid Of Western Ohio
275 S Allison Ave
Xenia, OH 45385-3625
Phone: 800-867-9431
Fax: 937-372-3536
Intake: 800-800-8914
Counties Served: Fayette, Greene
Type of Cases Accepted: Bankruptcy, Education, Elder Law, Employment Law, Housing, Torts, Juvenile, Health, Domestic Violence, Custody

Legal Aid Society Of Cleveland Volunteer Lawyers Program
1223 West Sixth Street
Cleveland, OH 44113
Phone: 216-687-1900
Fax: 216-687-0779
http://lasclev.org
Intake: 216-687-1900
Counties Served: Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain
Type of Cases Accepted: Bankruptcy, Consumer, Education, Elder Law, Employment Law, Housing, Wills, Torts, Real Estate, Juvenile, Immigration, Health, Domestic Violence, Dissolution, Custody, CED

The Legal Aid Society of Columbus
1108 City Park Avenue
Columbus, OH 43206
Phone: 614-224-8374
Fax: 614-224-4514
http://www.columbuslegalaid.org/
Intake: 614-241-2001
Toll Free 1-888-246-4420
Counties Served: Franklin and Madison
Type of Cases Accepted: Consumer, Elder Law, Housing, Wills, Tax, Income Maintenance, Foreclosure, Health, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Custody, Child Support

The Legal Aid Society of Columbus – Marion Office
142 W. Center St.
Marion, OH 43302
http://www.columbuslegalaid.org/
Intake: 740-383-2161
Toll free 1-888-301-2411
Counties Served: Delaware, Marion, Morrow, and Union
Type of Cases Accepted: Consumer, Elder Law, Housing, Wills, Tax, Income Maintenance, Foreclosure, Health, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Custody, Child Support

Legal Aid Society Of Greater Cincinnati Volunteer Lawyers Project
215 E. Ninth Street, 200
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: 513-241-9400
Fax: 513-241-6061

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Intake: 513-241-9400
Counties Served: Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Highland, Warren
Type of Cases Accepted: Bankruptcy, Consumer, Education, Employment Law, Housing, Wills, Torts, Real Estate, Immigration, Domestic Violence, Dissolution, Custody, CED Adoption

Medina Pro Bono Project
257 S Court St
Medina, OH 44256-2244
Phone: 330-723-5380
Fax: 330-723-4609
http://community.cleveland.com/cc/wrls
Counties Served: Medina
Type of Cases Accepted: Consumer, Housing, Wills, Real Estate, Juvenile, Health, Domestic Violence, Dissolution, Custody

Ohio State Legal Services Association — Southeastern Ohio Legal Services
555 Buttles Avenue
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-221-7201
Fax: 614 221-7625
http://www.seols.org
info@oslsa.org
Intake: 800-589-5888
Counties Served: Adams, Athens, Belmont, Carroll, Coshocton, Fairfield, Fayette, Gallia, Guernsey, Harrison, Hocking, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Knox, Lawrence, Licking, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Pickaway, Pike, Ross, Scioto, Tuscarawas, Vinton
Type of Cases Accepted: Bankruptcy, Consumer, Education, Elder Law, Housing, Wills, Foreclosure, General civil legal assistance, Torts, Terminating Parental Rights, Real Estate, Juvenile, Health, Domestic Violence, Custody, CED, Adoption

Pro Seniors, Inc.
7162 Reading Road, Ste 1150
Cincinnati, OH 45237
Phone: 513-345-4160
Fax: 513-621-5613
http://www.proseniors.org/
Counties Served: Statewide
Type of Cases Accepted: Bankruptcy, Consumer, Housing, Wills, Torts, Real Estate, Dissolution

Rural Legal Aid Society Of West Central Ohio
31 E. High Street
Springfield, OH 45502-1234
Phone: 866-837-8847
Fax: 937-323-0291
Intake: 866-837-8847
Counties Served: Champaign, Clark, Darke, Fayette, Green, Highland, Miami, Preble
Type of Cases Accepted: Bankruptcy, Housing, Domestic Violence, Custody

Southeastern Ohio Legal Services
11 East Second Street
Chillicothe, OH 45601
Phone: 740-773-0012
chillicothe@oslsa.org

Southeastern Ohio Legal Services / AthensCounty Poverty Prevention Clinic
1005 E. State Street, 10
Athens, OH 45701-2151
Phone: 740-597-3558
Fax: 740-594-3558
athens@oslsa.org
Intake: 740-797-2523
Counties Served: Athens

Stark County Legal Aid Society Pro Bono Program
306 Market Ave N
Canton, OH 44702-1429
Phone: 330-456-8361
Fax: 330-456-3812
Intake: 330-456-8361
Counties Served: Stark
Type of Cases Accepted: Bankruptcy, Consumer, Elder Law, Employment Law, Housing, Wills, Torts, Domestic Violence, Custody, Adoption

Toledo Bar Association Pro Bono Legal Services Program
311 N Superior St
Toledo, OH 43604-1454
Phone: 419-242-9363
Fax: 419-242-3614
http://www.toledobar.org
pintagliata@toledobar.org
Intake: 419-242-9363
Counties Served: Lucas
Type of Cases Accepted: Bankruptcy, Consumer, Housing, Wills, Torts, Real Estate, Domestic Violence, Dissolution, CED, Adoption

Toledo Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
608 Madison Ave, Ste 1523
Toledo, OH 43604
Phone: 419-255-3344
Fax: 419-255-1329
Counties Served: Fulton, Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky, Wood
Type of Cases Accepted: Wills, Non Profits, Contracts, Torts

Western Ohio Legal Services
120 West Beech Street
Hillsboro, OH 45133
Phone: 937-393-2315

Western Reserve Legal Services
257 S Court St
Medina, OH 44256-2295
Phone: 330-723-5380
Fax: 330-535-0728
SaraS@communitylegalaid.org
Counties Served: Portage
Type of Cases Accepted: Bankruptcy, Consumer, Education, Housing, Wills, Terminating Parental Rights, Real Estate, Domestic Violence, Dissolution, Custody, CED

Western Reserve Legal Services Pro Bono Project
265 S Chestnut St, Ste 22
Ravenna, OH 44266-3025
Phone: 330-297-1569
Fax: 330-297-5840
SaraS@communitylegalaid.org
Counties Served: Portage
Type of Cases Accepted: Bankruptcy, Consumer, Education, Housing, Wills, Domestic Violence, Dissolution, Custody

Wood County Bar Association Pro Bono Program
37 N. Park, PO Box 422
Fremont, OH 43240
Phone: 888-534-1432

Wooster-Wayne Legal Aid Society, Inc.
121 W North St
Wooster, OH 44691-4803
Phone: 330-264-9454
Fax: 330-262-2379
woolegal@bright.net
Counties Served: Wayne
Type of Cases Accepted: Bankruptcy, Consumer, Education, Elder Law, Employment Law, Housing, Wills, Real Estate, Health, Domestic Violence, Dissolution, Custody, Adoption

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