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Lena's Story

A walk-in client at LAWO's Outreach office at Job and Family Services, Lena requested and received help when facing an eviction in municipal court.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

LSC Releases 2022 Justice Gap Study

Every few years, the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) conducts an in-depth study documenting the significant legal needs disparities Americans living in poverty experience. Read the 2022 Justice Gap Study now.

Free Legal Needs Check-Ups Available to Low-Income Seniors in Western Ohio

LAWO's Legal Aid Line is offering free Legal Need Check-Ups by telephone through the month of June, Elder Abuse Awareness Month. Check-Ups are available to low-income residents of western Ohio ages 60 and older. 

Housing is a Health Issue in Allen County Says Recent Community Survey

Substandard housing and lack of transportation are health issues in the communities we serve. That's why LAWO works with community partners to identify factors in the home and provide legal assistance to tenants in need.

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