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To us, advocacy is a group effort.

Prevent homelessness and protect renters from unhealthy living conditions. Protect veterans and independence and self-determination for seniors. Ensure access to healthcare and education. Support a level playing field in financial transactions. Lift up the voices of people often unheard and left behind.

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Learn about our work in the Miami Valley Region.

Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc. (LAWO) is a non-profit regional law firm that provides high quality legal assistance in civil matters to help eligible low-income individuals and groups in Ohio achieve self-reliance, and equal justice and economic opportunity.

LAWO provides legal assistance in civil (non-criminal) cases that protect the rights of individuals and promote systemic change in the areas of civil rights and poverty law.

Celebrating LSC's 50th Anniversary

Join us in honoring Legal Services Corporation's milestone anniversary.

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Support for Survivors

Read about three programs we offer that provide legal assistance and support to survivors.

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Right to Counsel Housing Representation

We're expanding eviction legal assistance in Lucas County.

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Special Projects Outreach Office at JFS

Clients receive help at our community office location.

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Protect Yourself From Online Scammers

Older adults are often targeted by online scammers due to their perceived vulnerability and lack of familiarity with modern technology. Many older people may not realize that they are being scammed until it's too late, leaving them susceptible to identity theft, financial loss, and other harmful consequences.

We've listed a few ways to make sure our clients and community members are safe and protected from online threats.

Read tips to avoid online scammers.

Volunteerism Creates a Ripple Effect

Volunteer time creates a powerful ripple effect that touches countless lives and sustains vital work in our communities. At LAWO, we see this first-hand every day through our Pro Bono Program, where we work with generous attorneys and law firms who dedicate their time and expertise to assist low-income people across our 32-county service area. We're grateful for our current volunteers and want to reach even more people who are interested in joining our Pro Bono Program.

Learn more about how you can work with us and our community partners to make a difference.

Volunteerism Creates a Ripple Effect