Southeastern Ohio Legal Services (SEOLS)

Headquartered in Columbus, SEOLS provides civil legal aid from offices in Athens, Chillicothe, Newark, New Philadelphia, Portsmouth and Steubenville.

Primary geographic focus: Ohio
Organization type(s): Provider
Acronym or short name: SEOLS

SEOLS provides access to legal help so people can protect their livelihoods, their health, their homes and their families. SEOLS provides legal assistance for people who cannot afford an attorney through representation and easy-to-understand information about your legal rights. This includes information about how to get into court, what to do when in court or what to do when dealing with government agencies. SEOLS also provides easy-to-complete legal forms.

SEOLS provides help with health benefit issues, school problems, housing issues, employment problems, utility questions, family law problems, consumer problems, cash benefit issues and other issues. SEOLS also assists groups of low-income people and other community partners to improve the lives of low-income people and families.


Legal help shrinking for those in poverty

Jona Ison
Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum (OH)
September 20, 2014
Tough budget cuts hurt Ohio legal aid providers, clients

Letter to Editor

Legal aid help important for low-income families

Connie Platt
Advocate (Newark, OH)
May 6, 2017
I support David Greene’s statements in his letter to the editor on eviction court and want to reiterate the importance of legal help for low income individuals in non-criminal cases and the need to preserve legal aid’s federal funding through the Legal Services Corporation.

News Story

Legal services offered with addiction treatment

David E. Malloy
Herald-Dispatch (Hungtington, VW)
May 25, 2017
In what may be the first time in this country, legal services lawyers are partnering with The Counseling Center to offer free legal services as part of addiction treatment services.

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