Ohio State Legal Services Association (OSLSA), founded in 1966 by the Ohio State Bar Association, is committed to searching out the patterns, causes of, and solutions to the repetitive and fundamental legal problems facing low income Ohioans and pursuing the legal recourse needed to address those problems through its three components:
Since 1966, OSLSA has helped thousands of Ohio’s poor obtain and keep housing, secure public benefits, worked with families to gain and maintain economic stability, and helped domestic violence survivors to live free of fear and abuse and to obtain the resources needed to sustain themselves and their children. Our advocates also serve in leadership roles in community groups, boards, and task forces working to improve the lives of low-income residents at the local and state level.
OUR MISSION AND VISION
Our Mission is to provide civil legal aid and advocacy to combat unfairness and injustice and to help people rise out of poverty. Our vision is to help create a just and fair society where we all have the opportunity to thrive and have lives free of poverty.
DIRECT LEGAL AID
Southeastern Ohio Legal Services (SEOLS) and Legal Aid Society of Columbus (LASC) offer direct, civil legal aid services to low-income Ohioans. SEOLS has six area offices serving 30 counties in Southeast Ohio. We have offices in Athens, Chillicothe, New Philadelphia, Newark, Portsmouth and Steubenville. LASC serves 6 counties in Central Ohio and has offices in Columbus and Marion. SEOLS and LASC close more than 20,000 cases annually, in state and federal administrative, trial and appellate proceedings, helping low-income families in Southeast and Central Ohio resolve a broad range of civil legal issues.
LEGAL ISSUES ADDRESSED:
• Public Benefits
• Family Law including Domestic Violence Survivors
• Consumer Rights and Protection
• Unemployment Compensation
• Public Education Issues including Expulsion
• Medical Issues and More
OUR CLIENTS ARE LOW INCOME:
• Single Parents
• Working Families
• People at risk of Homelessness
Though most of the families and individuals served by these programs must be low-income, certain projects may have expanded income limits. If you are seeking legal assistance or want more information about these organizations, please call 866-529-6446 or visit our legal aid websites: www.columbuslegalaid.org or www.seols.org.
Ohio State Legal Services Association (OSLSA), founded in 1966 by the Ohio State Bar Association, is committed to searching out the patterns, causes of, and solutions to the repetitive and fundamental legal problems facing low income Ohioans…