Civil legal aid refers to the legal services provided at no cost to low-income Ohioans by hundreds of attorneys and paralegals throughout Ohio. These professionals work through local and regional legal aids, volunteer pro bono programs, and reduced-fee contracted services to help thousands of people gain access to legal representation. Civil legal aid helps Ohioans struggling to make ends meet resolve urgent, noncriminal legal problems. For example, a local legal aid can help protect elderly people from unlawful evictions, women and children from violence in their homes, and can help veterans receive the benefits they have earned and need.
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