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.

THE HISTORY OF LASGC

Elizabeth Zak Named Managing Attorney of the Volunteer Lawyers Project

MARCH 5, 2019

Congratulations! to Elizabeth Zak on being named Managing Attorney of the Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP). The VLP was co-founded by Legal Aid and the Cincinnati Bar Association to encourage volunteer participation by private attorneys to help meet the growing need for legal services for low-income families and individuals.

Elizabeth joined Legal Aid in 2014 from Pro Seniors where she specialized in Veterans and Elder law. She has continued to represent…

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Emily Roberts provides legal assistance to clients facing domestic violence and housing insecurity

FEBRUARY 6, 2019

Emily Roberts is a staff attorney and Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation Justice For All Fellow. Her two-year fellowship project focuses on the connections between domestic violence and loss of housing and creating a strong local referral mechanism between Legal Aid, social-service organizations, homeless shelters, and housing agencies.

Q. Where are you from? Where did you go to school?
I am originally from Chicago. I received my B.A. in International Studies from…

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