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.


Jamie Landvatter Promoted to Senior Attorney

Congratulations to Jamie Landvatter who was just promoted to Senior Attorney and named the Project Manager of the new Kinship Care Team. This innovative initiative will take an integrated approach to address client needs that arise from kinship custody issues such as benefits, housing, guardianship or education.

Jamie joined Legal Aid in early 2015 from the Hamilton County Public Defenders Office where she was an Attorney/Guardian ad litem (GAL). Working out of our Hamilton office,

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Know Your Rights Event Hosted to Educate Community On Lack of Affordable Housing

SEPTEMBER 19, 2018

“Every year over 12,000 families in Hamilton County face eviction,” stated John Schrider, Director, Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio LLC, speaking at the Know Your Rights event. He was referencing the recent Evictions Study conducted by The Cincinnati Project and continued, “The rate of evictions in Hamilton County is way above the national average. So it’s important for tenants to know what to do if they find themselves with a predatory…

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