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

Colleen Swim Promoted to Senior Attorney

MAY 8, 2020 –

Congratulations to Colleen Swim on her promotion to Senior Attorney at Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio LLC!

Colleen joined Legal Aid in 2018 and works in the Education and Consumer Law Practice Groups. She has expertise in training and advocacy related to issues of childhood trauma and behavioral health. As part of her education law work, Colleen serves as the project manager for Legal Aid’s TeamChild program to promote school…

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Important Stimulus Payment Registration Deadline for Non-tax Filers

APRIL 21, 2020 – Important Stimulus Payment Registration Deadline for Non-tax Filers with Children under Age 17 – April 22, 2020 at Noon

People who get benefits from Social Security will get their $1200 stimulus payment directly from the IRS. If you get benefits from Social Security and you have children under age 17, you MUST register as a non-filer with the IRS to get the $500 stimulus payments for your children.

If you get…

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