Advocates for Basic Legal Equality (ABLE) (Ohio)

Non-profit regional law firm that provides high quality legal assistance in civil matters to help eligible low-income individuals and groups in western Ohio.
Organization website

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


News Story

Judge Denies Group’s Whistle-Blower Standing in Suit Against U.S. Bank

Peter Eavis
New York Times (NYT)
May 13, 2015
A federal judge this week dismissed an innovative lawsuit that had threatened to open a new front in the legal assault on the foreclosure practices of large banks.

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Challenges outlined by firm

Mike Sigov
Toledo Blade
January 24, 2017
Important to protect children, advocates tell Rotary.

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


In Ohio, we lost a mom of 4 to Trump’s ruthless immigration policies

Emily Brown, Kathleen Kersh
Hill, The
April 17, 2017
Regardless of how one feels about immigration policy, we can certainly all agree that no parent should have to live with that fear of a world in which her children must grow up without her.


Legal aid services are at risk

Bro. Raymond L. Fitz
Dayton Daily News (OH)
May 18, 2017
Ours is a country built on the idea of equal access to justice. Our pledge is a daily reminder of our “liberty and justice for all.” Legal aid helps us fulfill that promise. Thus, we must ensure that Congress funds the Legal Services Corporation at its current level.


House bill would rein in predatory lenders

Aisha Sleiman, George Thomas
Toledo Blade
December 1, 2017
But payday borrowers in Ohio face an additional burden: Ohio currently has the most expensive payday loans in the country.

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Displaced renters: It could take months for some to find housing

Cornelius Frolik
Dayton Daily News (OH)
June 13, 2019
Robyn Traywick, a staff attorney for Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, said many people don’t know what to do to in the aftermath of a natural disaster.

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Acts of Kindness: Groups raise funds to provide legal services for people in poverty

Kate Snyder
Toledo Blade
December 1, 2019
For the next few months, three legal organizations in Toledo will raise money so they can continue helping people who can’t afford an attorney for civil matters.

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U.S.-Backed Mortgages Put to Test in an Innovative Lawsuit

Peter Eavis
New York Times (NYT)
November 27, 2014
Basic Legal Equality, a legal aid group, has helped file an innovative suit alleging a bank took the federal government mortgage guarantee but failed to take required steps to work with a borrower in default.

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