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.


Congratulations to John Schrider on Receiving the 2019 Denis J. Murphy Award!

DECEMBER 11, 2019 – Legal Aid is excited to share that John Schrider, Director of Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio, LLC, was honored with the 2019 Denis J. Murphy Award!

The award is presented annually by the Ohio Access to Justice Foundation to recognize outstanding leadership and advocacy within Ohio’s legal aid offices.

John has worked primarily in the areas of affordable housing and community development, tenants’ rights, fair lending practices, and…

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Happy Thanksgiving from Legal Aid

NOVEMBER 27, 2019 – Legal Aid Society will be closed on November 28 and 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday. We will re-open at 8:30 am on Monday, December 2.…

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