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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.

More help is available for low income persons in your community!

Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc. EXPANDS LiveChat Project!

Ohio Attorney General Launches New Online Search Tool

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has a new tool to help protect consumers in Ohio.

LAWO Outreach Worker Recognized

LAWO outreach worker Ilda Kitchen was recognized at the 2019 Annual Farmworker Appreciation Day for her service to the agricultural worker community. Ilda has been an outreach worker for LAWO during the growing season for 15 years.

Nearly 2000 people helped during driver's license clinics

Ohioans deserve the chance to move out of poverty by gaining stable employment so they can provide housing, food and other necessities to support themselves and their families. Often they must overcome barriers such as high driver’s license reinstatement fees, the loss of a driver’s license or other roadblocks that can prevent individuals from obtaining stable employment.

LAWO & ABLE Helping Dayton Recover from Memorial Day Tornadoes

Thousands of Dayton-area residents lost their homes and other personal belongings as a result of 15 devastating torn Deadly tornadoes ripped through the Dayton-area on the evening of Memorial Day, causing damage that resulted in an emergency declaration.

Honoring dedicated public servants for committing their lives to helping others

You and the Law - November 2019

Host Jeffrey Swillinger talks Helping Seniors Legal Aid's Plan Ahead & Protect Project

Payday Loan Reforms in Ohio

Lenders always charge interest, but payday lenders recover many times the principle in fees and interest on small loans to people who are just trying to make ends meet. More than 58% of payday borrowers have trouble meeting their monthly bills with their paychecks. In 2018, legislators in Ohio acknowledged the need to reform payday lending practices and voted to protect low-inc ...