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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Arthur J. Southard Named 2018 Volunteer Lawyer of the Year

May 2, 2019

The Volunteer Lawyers for the Poor Foundation is pleased to announce Arthur J. Southard as the 2018 Volunteer Lawyer of the Year.

Mr. Southard is also a practitioner who specializes in the areas of bankruptcy, criminal defense, domestic relations, and personal injury. Since accepting his first VLP referral five years ago, Arthur’s commitment to pro bono representation has remained steadfast. He has accepted 16 case referrals to assist clients in Hamilton…

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