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.
VLP and Juvenile Court Host Appreciation Luncheon for Volunteer Attorneys
SEPTEMBER 10, 2018
“We were delighted to host an Appreciation Luncheon to thank the volunteer attorneys and Hamilton County Juvenile Court staff for their work at the Juvenile Custody and Companionship Clinic,” stated Anne Lucas, Managing Attorney of the Volunteer Lawyers Project. Since the Clinic’s inception in September 2017, volunteer attorneys have offered brief, on-the-spot legal advice and guidance to 541 individuals. John M. Williams, Administrative Judge at Juvenile Court, who partnered with Legal…
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Legal Aid Helps Clients Achieve Healthy and Safe Environment at Winton Terrace
SEPTEMBER 10, 2018
“Ms. Mo’s commitment is to the children,” said Marcheta Gillam, senior attorney at Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio, talking about Moneaca Collins, the president of the Winton Terrace resident council. Marcheta continued, “Ms. Mo seeks to hold everyone accountable to achieve a healthy and safe environment for the children at Winton Terrace.”
Legal Aid assists the Winton Terrace resident council to improve the quality and safety of their housing and…
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