Monday, October 4, 2010

What is Community Legal Aid?

Community Legal Aid is a non-profit law firm which:

•Specializes in poverty law and is devoted to providing free, high-quality civil legal services to eligible clients.
•Is dedicated to providing legal advice, information and representation as assistance for those seeking to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency.
•Provides information about laws and the legal system to those who work with the poor and elderly so that they may better serve their clients.
•Is a non-profit corporation governed by local lawyers, members of the client community and others concerned about equal access to justice.
They handle a variety of different cases, including consumer rights, family, housing, foreclosure, health, education, public benefits, wills, probate and taxes.  They do not handle criminal cases.

Our local office serves clients from the following counties:  Columbiana, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Trumbull and Wayne.

For assistance, call the Legal Aid HelpLine at 1-800-998-9454, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m, or apply for help online.

Worried About Losing Your Home? Get free legal advice from Community Legal Aid before a foreclosure is filed. Call Becky Walters at 330.983.2532 or 866.584.2350 x 2532.

To view a calender of upcoming free legal clinics for low income citizens, click here.

Visit their extensive online legal self-help library by clicking here.

Community Legal Aid also provides free community education programs for groups.  For information on their speaker's bureau, click here.  A list of presentation topics can be found here.

For additional information on legal self-help, or to locate the Ohio Legal Aid office nearest you, click here.

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