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

Low income persons residing in LAWO’s service area who are seeking legal help with eviction, housing conditions, return of security deposit, debt collection, car repossession, wage garnishment, or paternity may be able to schedule a time to chat online with an attorney about their situation.

This free and newly expanded service is available to low-income persons* who:

  • Complete an application for legal help in person, by telephone, or online;
  • Meet Legal Aid of Western Ohio’s income guidelines; and
  • Have access to a computer with an internet connection

To connect with this newly expanded free service:

Call Toll -Free (888) 534-1432
Residents of Lucas County (419) 724-0460
Monday – Friday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm** OR

Apply online

Online application is available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week OR Walk-in to any LAWO or ABLE office Monday – Friday from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm**

*Applicants must live, or have a legal problem, in one of the following Ohio counties: Allen, Ashland, Auglaize, Champaign, Clark, Crawford, Darke, Defiance, Erie, Fulton, Greene, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Huron, Logan, Lucas, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Ottawa, Paulding, Preble, Putnam, Richland, Sandusky, Seneca, Shelby, Van Wert, Williams, Wood, or Wyandot

**Hours may vary for holidays or other purposes If you are an attorney and you’d like to learn more about how you might join the LiveChat team, contact Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc. Director of Private Attorney Involvement, Melissa LaRocco, 419-930-2479 or Paralegal, Chanda Brown, 937-535-4422.

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Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc.

Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc.

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