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    Legal Aid Partners with Public Libraries to Enhance Understanding of the Law - Upcoming Free Legal Advice Clinics

    2/13/2013 11:37:16 AM

    All clinics are first come, first served free advice events for low-income individuals with civil legal issues (not criminal). Please bring all relevant paperwork with you.

    All clinics are held 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

    Saturday, June 8, 2013
    Fleet Branch

    Saturday, August 10, 2013
    Fulton Branch

    Saturday, September 21, 2013
    Glenville Branch

    Saturday, October 19, 2013
    Lorain Branch

    Saturday, November 2, 2013
    Fleet Branch

    Saturday, December 7, 2013
    Langston Hughes Branch

    Attorneys are available for brief advice and referral only. Advice clinic attorneys do NOT represent you. If you need legal representation you may be referred to the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland or another service provider.

    Legal Aid’s Mission:

    To secure justice and resolve fundamental problems for those who are low income and vulnerable by providing high-quality legal services and working for systemic solutions.

    Areas we handle:


    • foreclosure, home improvement loans
    • utilities
    • bankruptcy
    • loans, contracts, warranties
    • garnishments, debt collection, and repossessions


    • domestic violence
    • children at risk
    • some child support


    • evictions
    • lockouts
    • substandard housing conditions
    • access to subsidized housing

    Health & Public Benefits

    • Ohio Works First (OWF)
    • Disability Assistance Program and Medicaid/Medicare
    • Prevention, Retention, Contingency (PRC)
    • Healthy Start and Food Stamps
    • SSI and Social Security benefits


    • exclusion from school
    • special education
    • vocational school and student loans

    Work & Income

    • unemployment compensation
    • wages
    • income tax controversies
    • removing barriers to work


    • family petitions
    • VAWA and U-Visa petitions
    • naturalization
    • detention and deportation

    To apply for Legal Aid’s help, new clients call:
    1-888-817-3777 or 216-687-1900