Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati

Founded in 1908 to secure justice and protect the rights of the needy. The Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati and its affiliate Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio have been the primary providers of civil legal services in the Greater Cincinnati/southwest Ohio area.
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Primary geographic focus: Ohio
Organization type(s): Provider
Lists: LSC

Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati provides legal representation, information, advice and referral for people in need of legal help.   We are affiliated with the Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio, LLC, and also coordinate services with the Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP).  Lower-income residents of Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Highland, and Warren Counties are eligible for Legal Aid services.  We will arrange for services in any language.  For Ohio Relay Services, call 1-800-750-0750.

The Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati has been providing legal services in our community for over one hundred years. Legal Aid hosts Legal Aid Line to provide quick telephone access to services. There is no need to come to the office to request legal assistance.


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