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.


Check out the Volunteer Lawyers for the Poor Foundation’s 2018 Annual Report!

SEPTEMBER 26, 2019

Congratulations to our Volunteer Lawyers of the Year from Hamilton and Butler Counties and thanks to the 36 attorneys who accepted four or more cases pro bono. Read about all the pro bono efforts to assist low-income clients in The Volunteer Lawyers for the Poor Foundation’s new Annual Report.

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Legal Aid Helps Low-Income Taxpayers

AUGUST 15, 2019

If you have a disagreement with the IRS? Legal Aid’s Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) may be able to help. Our clinic provides free, confidential, controversy assistance to income‐eligible taxpayers in Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Highland, and Warren Counties.

Income eligible is defined as 250% of the Federal Poverty Limit, which is currently $35,950 for one person or $61,350 for a family of three.

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