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Right to Counsel Housing Representation

A recently-passed Right to Counsel housing ordinance has allowed LAWO to expand our program in assisting Toledoans facing eviction and other housing stability issues.

Special Projects Outreach Office at JFS

LAWO’s Special Projects Outreach Office has returned to the Lucas County Department of Job and Family Services and is welcoming prospective clients.

LAWO Seeks Consultant For Race Equity Advocacy Project

LAWO is determined to keep moving toward racial equity for our clients, our firm, and our community. We are currently seeking a consultant who can work with us in accomplishing our next set of race equity goals through our Race Equity Advocacy Project. 

Protecting Yourself From Online Scammers

Helpful tips older adults can take to avoid online scammers.

Volunteerism Creates a Ripple Effect

LAWO’s Pro Bono Program has something for everyone. We offer a range of opportunities to get involved, including counsel and advice, limited legal assistance, clinic participation, material development, co-counseling, mentoring, research, full case representation, and more. We also offer various events for volunteer attorneys through Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits, other trainings, and pro bono celebrations. When you volunteer with our program, you receive malpractice coverage as well as support and resources to help achieve lasting impact in the lives of the clients you help.

Rudy's Story

LAWO's Plan Ahead and Protect Yourself Legal Series for Seniors is a free service for low-income older adults to help them understand their legal rights, avoid abuse and victimization, and protect their safety, assets, income, and independence. Learn how the program provided invaluable assistance to Rudy and Greta.

LAWO’s Right to Counsel Program Helps Family in Eviction Proceedings

Through recent Right to Counsel housing legislation passed in Toledo, LAWO has protected numerous individuals and families against unfair evictions so that they may stay safely in their homes. Here’s how we helped Paula, a mother of three children, improve her family’s rental housing conditions.

LAWO Honors Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2022

LAWO shares recent projects, partnerships, and awards received for our efforts in providing quality services and legal representation for survivors of domestic violence in western Ohio.

Adison's Story

17-year-old Adison lives with Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita, a condition that causes muscle weakness throughout the body and severely restricts the use of his upper extremities. Read how ABLE and LAWO assisted Adison in acquiring a robotic arm to achieve independence.

SAFE Program Conducts Needs Assessment for Women with Disabilities in Lucas County

Findings from a recent SAFE Program survey are now being implemented to assist this underrepresent community of survivors.

LAWO and ABLE Publish 2022 – 2023 Harvest Calendar for Ohio’s Farmworker Community

The Harvest Calendar is our main outreach tool for immigrants and agricultural workers, reaching nearly 2,000 people.

Veterans Project Addresses PTSD and Legal Needs for Low-Income Individuals

LAWO has developed the Veterans Project to address the specific needs and issues of our military community experiencing PTSD and the negative living situations that may accompany it.