What is Legal Aid?

Legal Aid helps to make the justice system fair and accessible to all, especially the vulnerable in our society by providing free, comprehensive, civil legal aid. 

Our mission since 1908 has been to resolve serious legal problems of low-income people, to promote economic and family stability and to reduce poverty through effective legal assistance.

We work with individuals to achieve case-by-case problem resolution, and use legal advocacy to improve large systems. To assist as many people as possible, we’ve created innovative programs with high-impact strategies in partnership with local nonprofits serving those living in poverty. Our collaborative community connected approach is recognized as a “best practice” in yielding lasting change moving people towards economic self-sufficiency.


Legal Aid Adjusted Thanksgiving Hours

NOVEMBER 24, 2020 –

Legal Aid Society will close on November 26 and 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will re-open at 8:30 am on Monday, November 30.…

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Potential Scam Alert

NOVEMBER 23, 2020 –

Have you received Pandemic Unemployment Assistance? If so, you could be the target of a scam.

The scammers send notifications that look as if they are from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS). Using the agency’s logo, they encourage you to click on a link to get a pandemic stimulus benefit.  This is a SCAM. See below for a photo of the email scam.

ODJFS does not send…

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