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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
Visit the website or call the phone number to find the Legal Services office nearest you.
Community Legal Aid Services, Inc.
3rd Floor, The Rose Building
265 South Main Street
Akron, OH 44308
Southeastern Ohio Legal Services
Legal Aid - Clermont County
Legal Aid Headquarters
215 East Ninth Street, Suite 200
Cincinatti, OH 45202
Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinatti
215 E. 9th Street, ste. 200
Cincinatti, OH 45202-2122
The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
1223 West Sixth St. 4th Floor
Cleveland, OH 44113-1301
Capital University Family Advocacy Clinic
Legal Aid Society of Columbus
Ohio Domestic Violence Network
1855 E Dublin-Granville Road
Columbus, OH 43229
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 Statewide Legal Services
The Legal Aid Society of Columbus
333 W. First St., Ste. 500B
Dayton, OH 45402-3031
Legal Aid of Western Ohio - Dayton
333 W. First St., Ste. 500A
Legal Aid of Western Ohio - Defiance
118 Clinton St., Ste. 101
Defiance, OH 43512
Advocates for Basic Legal Equality
237 S. Main St. Suite 204
Findlay, OH 45840
(888) 534-1432 (toll-free)
Residents of Lucas County call (419) 724-0460
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
Legal Aid of Western Ohio - Fremont
Legal Aid - Butler County
Legal Aid of Western Ohio - Lima
545 W. Market St., Ste. 301
Lima, OH 45801-4565
Genesis House/ Lorain County Safe Harbor
(440) 244-1853 or (866) 213-1188
TTY: (440) 244-1867
Offers comprehensive services to Lorain County, including a 24-house hotline, shelter, support groups, and legal assistance.
Legal Aid of Western Ohio - Mansfield
Legal Aid of Western Ohio - Sandusky
Legal Aid of Western Ohio - Springfield
20 S. Limestone St., Ste. 220
Springfield, OH 45502-1278
520 Madison Ave., Ste. 740
Toledo, OH 43604-1373
Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc.
520 Madison Ave., St. 640
Toledo, OH 43604
Legal Aid – Clinton/Highland County
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