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 Helps Low-Income Taxpayers

AUGUST 15, 2019

If you have a disagreement with the IRS? Legal Aid’s Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) may be able to help. Our clinic provides free, confidential, controversy assistance to income‐eligible taxpayers in Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Highland, and Warren Counties.

Income eligible is defined as 250% of the Federal Poverty Limit, which is currently $35,950 for one person or $61,350 for a family of three.

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Legal Aid Advocates for Kinship Caregivers

JUNE 28, 2019

As a “Kinship Caregiver”, you may have questions about your rights, the rights of the child, and how best to meet the child’s needs.  For example, how do you get them enrolled in school?  How do you make sure they have medical coverage?  What do you need to do to formalize custody?  Are they eligible for public benefits?

Legal Aid’s Kinship Care team can answer your questions about custody, guardianship, school enrollment,…

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