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Where to Find Help

UPDATED April 21, 2009

Legal Assistance

Ohio

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Included in this list are organizations that provide free or low-cost legal services to victims of abuse and others who qualify.  Even if the organization does not have a lawyer available to represent you in court, you may want to ask if there is a lawyer who you can consult with to get advice.  Please note that we list the organizations by the town/city or county where the office is located – however, many offices may likely serve multiple counties.  We indicate the “counties served” whenever possible.  You can click the blue “View All” button to look through the complete list of organizations.

Ohio Legal Services
Phone: 1-866-529-6446
Web: http://www.ohiolegalservices.org/
Visit the website or call the phone number to find the Legal Services office nearest you.

Akron

Community Legal Aid Services, Inc.
3rd Floor, The Rose Building
265 South Main Street
Akron, OH 44308
Phone: (866) 584-2350
Web: http://www.communitylegalaid.org

Athens

Southeastern Ohio Legal Services
964 East State Street
Athens, OH 45701-2116
Phone: (740) 594 3558
Phone: (800) 686-3669
Web: http://www.seols.org/athens/
Email: athens@oslsa.org


Cincinatti

Legal Aid - Clermont County
Cincinatti, OH
Phone: (513) 241-9400
Phone: (800) 582-2682

Legal Aid Headquarters
215 East Ninth Street, Suite 200
Cincinatti, OH 45202
Phone: (800) 582-2682

Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinatti
215 E. 9th Street, ste. 200
Cincinatti, OH 45202-2122
Hotline: (800) 582-2682
Phone: (513) 241-9400
Phone: 513-241-6061 (TDD)
Web: http://lascinti.org
Email: legalaid@lascinti.org

Cleveland

The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
1223 West Sixth St. 4th Floor
Cleveland, OH 44113-1301
Phone: (216) 687-1900
Web: http://www.lasclev.org
Email: info@lasclev.org


Columbus

Capital University Family Advocacy Clinic
303 E. Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-236-6245
Fax: 614-296-6970

Legal Aid Society of Columbus
40 W. Gay Street
Columbus, OH 43215-2896
Phone: 614-241-2001
Web: http://www.columbuslegalaid.org

Ohio Domestic Violence Network
4807 Evanswood Dr. Suite 201
Columbus, OH 43229
Hotline: (800) 934-9840
Phone: (614) 781-9651
Phone: 614-781-9651
Fax: 614-781-9652
Web: http://www.odvn.org
Email: info@odvn.org
The Ohio Domestic Violence Network advances the principles that all people have the right to an oppression and violence free life; fosters changes in our economic, social and political systems; and brings leadership, expertise and best practices to community programs. The Ohio Domestic Violence Network also runs a civil legal assistance program that uses a network of private attorneys who work on a reduced fee basis.

Ohio Domestic Violence Network
1855 E Dublin-Granville Road
Suite 301
Columbus, OH 43229
Hotline: (800) 934-9840
Phone: (614) 781-9651
Phone: 614-781-9651
Fax: 614-781-9652
Web: http://www.odvn.org
Email: info@odvn.org
The Ohio Domestic Violence Network advances the principles that all people have the right to an oppression and violence free life; fosters changes in our economic, social and political systems; and brings leadership, expertise and best practices to community programs. The Ohio Domestic Violence Network also runs a civil legal assistance program that uses a network of private attorneys who work on a reduced fee basis. The Ohio Domestic Violence Network also provides self-help legal manuals to assist survivors who are representing themselves in court: http://www.odvn.org/resource/law.html

Ohio Statewide Legal Services
555 Buttles Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 221-7201
Phone: 800-589-5888
Web: http://www.osla.org
Email: info@oslsa.org

The Legal Aid Society of Columbus
40 West Gay Street
Columbus, OH 43215-2896
Phone: (614) 224-8374
Web: http://www.columbuslegalaid.org


Dayton

ABLE Dayton
333 W. First St., Ste. 500B
Dayton, OH 45402-3031
Phone: (937) 228-8104
Phone: (866) 837-8832
Fax: (937) 535-4600

Legal Aid of Western Ohio - Dayton
333 W. First St., Ste. 500A
Dayton, OH
Hotline: 45402-3031
Phone: (937) 228-8088
Phone: (800) 867-9431
Fax: (937) 449-8131


Defiance

Legal Aid of Western Ohio - Defiance
118 Clinton St., Ste. 101
Defiance, OH 43512
Phone: (800) 544-7369
Fax: (419) 782-5830


Findlay

Advocates for Basic Legal Equality
237 S. Main St. Suite 204
Findlay, OH 45840
Phone: (888) 534-1432 (toll-free)
Phone: Residents of Lucas County call (419) 724-0460
Web: http://www.ablelaw.org
Counties served: Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, Huron, Ottawa, Paulding, Sandusky, Seneca, Williams, Wood, Wyandot

Legal Aid of Western Ohio - Fremont Satellite
The Family Center
1800 North Blanchard Street
Findlay, OH 45840
Phone: (419) 425-5745


Fremont

Legal Aid of Western Ohio - Fremont
121 N. Arch St.
Fremont, OH 43420-2450
Phone: (800) 837-8908
Fax: (419) 334-9148


Hamilton

Legal Aid - Butler County
10 Journal Square
Hamilton, OH 45011
Phone: (513) 241-9400
Phone: (800) 582-2682

Lima

Legal Aid of Western Ohio - Lima
545 W. Market St., Ste. 301
Lima, OH 45801-4565
Phone: (866) 794-7282
Fax: (419) 224-9947


Lorain

Genesis House/ Lorain County Safe Harbor
P.O. Box 718
Lorain, OH 44052
Hotline: (440) 244-1853 or (866) 213-1188
Phone: (440) 244-0107
Phone: TTY: (440) 244-1867
Web: http://www.genesishouseshelter.com
Email: info@genesishouseshelter.com
Offers comprehensive services to Lorain County, including a 24-house hotline, shelter, support groups, and legal assistance.

Mansfield

Legal Aid of Western Ohio - Mansfield
35 N. Park St.
Mansfield, OH 44902
Phone: (877) 223-4633
Fax: (419) 522-2018


Sandusky

Legal Aid of Western Ohio - Sandusky
109 W. Water St.
Sandusky, OH 44870
Phone: (800) 224-7914


Springfield

Legal Aid of Western Ohio - Springfield
20 S. Limestone St., Ste. 220
Springfield, OH 45502-1278
Phone: (866) 837-8847
Fax: (937) 323-0291


Toledo

ABLE Toledo
520 Madison Ave., Ste. 740
Toledo, OH 43604-1373
Phone: (419) 255-0814
Phone: (800) 837-0814
Fax: (419) 259-2880

Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc.
520 Madison Ave., St. 640
Toledo, OH 43604
Phone: 419-724-0030

Wilmingston

Legal Aid – Clinton/Highland County
202 West Locust St
Wilmingston, OH 45177
Phone: (800) 582-2682
Phone: (513) 241-9400


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