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

Kristin Riebsomer provides legal assistance to pregnant women affected by social determinants of health

DECEMBER 14, 2018

Kristin Riebsomer is a staff attorney at Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati. She is in her second year as an Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation Justice For All Fellow. Her fellowship focus is on assisting pregnant women address social obstacles that arise from living in poverty through M-HeLP, our medical-legal partnership with TriHealth.

Q. Where are you from and where did you go to school?

I’m originally from Brookeville, Indiana.…

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Steve Sharpe Named 2018 Rising Star

DECEMBER 8, 2018

Congratulations to Senior Attorney Steve Sharpe who received a 2018 Rising Star award from the National Consumer Law Center on October 27th. The award honors an attorney, in practice for 15 years or less, who made major contributions to consumer law within the past two years by trying or settling a case of great success and significance.

“This award reflects how much I’ve learned from my brave, strong, and resilient clients and…

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