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.


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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Legal Aid and Children’s Hospital Celebrate 10 Years of Child HeLP

DECEMBER 5, 2018

Thank you to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center for helping to make our Child HeLP partnership such a success!

Legal Aid’s Child Help team recently joined our medical partners at the Pediatric Primary Care Center in Avondale to recognize the program’s effectiveness.

Since 2008, we have resolved social and legal obstacles that arise out of living in poverty, such as unsafe housing conditions, inadequate nutrition, or family violence, to improve the health and wel

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