Legal Services of Western Ohio

Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc. (LAWO) is a regional nonprofit law firm that provides high-quality civil legal assistance to help eligible low-income individuals and groups in West Ohio achieve self-reliance, equal justice, and economic opportunity. Provides legal assistance to low-income residents. LAWO and ABLE services are fully accessible. Law firms will make reasonable arrangements to program policies and procedures so that people with disabilities can participate in and benefit from our services. If you need accommodation, please ask the receptionist. Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc. (LAWO) and Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE) are regional nonprofit law firms that provide high-quality civil legal aid to help eligible low-income individuals and groups in western Ohio achieve self-reliance, economic opportunity, and equity equality. All transfers must go through the main line and then be referred to the correct office. These include law, succession and power of attorney. Legal services include real estate matters – contract estate, home repairs – second mortgages, family law matters – divorce, DPA references, wills, powers of attorney, living wills and transfers of assets outside the estate.

In addition, legal aid continues with appeals regarding landlord issues, the Medicaid spending review period, food benefits and stamps, and Medicaid expansion. You can find your action agency on: Here you will find more information, recommendations on the rent assistance program or apply for legal aid through the Legal Aid Line. Do you need legal assistance for eviction apartments. I have to move to another home before April 1. LAWO provides legal assistance in civil (non-criminal) cases that protect the rights of individuals and promote systemic change in the areas of civil rights and poverty law. We do not help in criminal cases. If you need help in a criminal case, call the public defender`s office or the lawyer placement service of your local bar association.

If you`re not sure if your legal problem is civil or criminal, give us a call and we`ll help you determine what kind of problem you have. Western Ohio Legal Aid, Inc. (LAWO) is a regional nonprofit law firm that provides high-quality civil legal advice to help eligible low-income individuals and groups in Western Ohio achieve self-reliance, equity of capital, and economic opportunity. New applications from Lucas County can call (419) 724-0460. Those living outside Lucas County (residents of Allen, Ashland, Auglaize, Champaign, Clark, Crawford, Darke, Defiance, Erie, Fulton, Greene, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Huron, Logan, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Ottawa, Paulding, Preble, Putnam, Richland, Sandusky, Seneca, Shelby, Van Wert, Williams, Wood, and Wyandot County) should call toll-free at (888) 534-1432. Eligible persons receive free legal assistance or bank transfer. The size of our staff and resources may limit the legal issues we can help you with. If we cannot help you with your problem, we will try to give you useful information to solve your problem yourself and find other help in your community. Visit our online self-help center for information, forms, sample letters, and other helpful resources.

How to request services: Due to COVID-19 concerns, this office is not accepting walk-in visits. Please apply online or call to request services. Children`s services took my baby, I am the biological father. The mother is dependent. 14 out of 100 people live in poverty in our service area. Every year, more than 70% of people living in poverty face a civil law problem that puts their families at risk and have to navigate complex legal systems without the help of a lawyer. We work with our clients and community partners to find legal solutions to the issues that keep communities in poverty. We worked quickly to pursue legal assistance and provide people in crisis – virtually – with information about legal claims. Although our offices are closed to the public to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we are still working and we are here to help! For assistance from Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc. (LAWO), Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc.

(ABLE) or a pro bono program, you must be low-income and live in one of the 32 counties in northwestern and western Ohio, OR be an Ohio resident and have a legal problem in one of the 32 counties in northwestern and west-central Ohio; and completing a service request. If your civil law problem is outside of our 32-county service area, visit to find the Ohio Legal Aid Program near you. We continue to provide all the legal services we provided prior to the pandemic. To slow the spread of COVID-19, our offices are closed to the public and we receive clients by appointment. Pro se legal clinics and Plan Ahead sessions are now available virtually and by phone. If you are a current customer, please use the contact information provided to you. If you need legal help, please click on the link below: The law is a powerful tool to ensure access to opportunities that many of us take for granted. LAWO was founded to correct injustices that disproportionately affect communities of color and people living in poverty. For more than 20 years, LAWO has been delivering justice for people who have nowhere else to go. My insurance company doesn`t want to respect my leave. Is there anything I can do? Funds are available to help tenants pay the rent they owe to their landlords, ensuring they are in good health.

This idea of paying to stay is essential to ensure housing stability, limit the spread of COVID for tenants who may struggle to find new available housing, and ensure landlords receive the rent they are owed. Community action organizations in each county have access to federal funds that tenants can use to pay for rent and other housing costs so they can stay in their homes. I filed a CPO against me based on lies, and I want to fight it, so now I`m going to have another hearing date and I need a lawyer. I am disabled and I can`t afford to pay my own lawyer, I am wrongly deported and I have 3 days to leave, what do I not want to be out, I tried to call before, but the registration did not accept a phone number. I would like to ask about when you can go back to collect child support. It`s been 30 years, but I didn`t have a lawyer and my ex-husband pushed me to break up after 14 years of marriage and two children. Select an impact area above to learn more. Support justice here. Prevent homelessness and protect tenants from unhealthy living conditions.

Protect veterans and the independence and empowerment of seniors. Ensure access to health care and education. Promote a level playing field in financial transactions. Raise the voices of people who are often not heard and left behind. As COVID-19 put many people out of work, facing an increased risk of abuse, homeschooling and losing their homes, LAWO advocates have strengthened with ongoing advocacy, virtual clinics and information sessions. In this time of great economic and health uncertainty, LAWO protects families trying to stay safe and housed. By protecting tenants` rights, we can all help create a stronger community. I finished taking it, someone contacted me once. The message sounded like the person was away from their phone, maybe on the speaker couldn`t do what they were saying.

I called the office (and even made a visit to the office) The phone system was not working and repeated. No contact and I will throw hell with a property manager who uses my disability to terminate my lease for lies and nonsense. Being sued by the law firm over $4000 in medical bills Thank you for making the Center for Equal Justice possible! Worthless. Says they don`t have enough staff to help everyone. Don`t waste time. They should “work for us.” Important news about our services During COVID-19, English and Spanish speaking staff are available to assist you. Download the Legal Aid Line brochure: English | Español I need to talk to someone about my unemployment, do you have a suggestion please and thank you.