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General Legal Help

Ohio State Legal Services Association (OSLSA)

As a non-profit law firm, they oversee several offices that provide representation to low-income Ohioans in 36 Ohio counties. They provide free legal advice to people with a low income throughout Ohio. Their website below also has a lot of information about local rules and regulations regarding adoptions and foster care, legal rights of teenage mothers and homeless youth, employment laws, protection orders, housing / public benefits, and school rights.
1108 City Park Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43206
(866) 529-6446
ohiolegalservices.org/public/legal_problem

HandsOn Central Ohio

This comprehensive information and referral service connects those in need with thousands of social service, government and community resources. They help find a solution to any need. Free and confidential, 2-1-1 is available throughout Franklin County 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They also answer all homelessness calls and makes referrals to area shelters for families or single persons through the homeless hotline (888) 474-3587.
195 North Grant Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
2-1-1 or (614) 221-6766
www.handsoncentralohio.org

Community Mediation Services of Central Ohio

Offers an alternative to the court system by providing an impartial mediator who helps work out conflicts. They provide problem-solving services for domestic and family issues, divorce, neighborhood conflicts, tenant-landlord disputes, workplace issues and consumer rights disputes. Services are offered on a sliding fee scale.
67 Jefferson Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 228-7191
www.communitymediation.com

Fairfield County Pro Bono Clinic

Gives free legal advice to individuals who cannot afford an attorney. Services are provided on a first-come / first-served basis on the fourth Tuesday of each month in Lancaster.
131 North High Street, Lancaster, Ohio 43130
(740) 687-0500
www.fairfieldcountybar.org/legal_clinic.asp

First Church of God Legal Clinic

Offers a free legal clinic on the first Tuesday evening of each month, on a walk-in basis. An attorney is present to offer legal advice and assistance to people.
3480 Refugee Road, Columbus, Ohio 43232
(614) 338-8338
www.1stchurch.net

Interfaith Legal Clinics

Local attorneys answer legal questions free of charge.  Click below for locations and times.
www.franklincountyohio.gov

Legal Aid Society of Columbus

Call toll-free for help with housing problems, domestic violence, child custody, divorce and many other legal issues. They provide services to people with a low income and can set up home visits for the sick or disabled. They now offer free legal reviews to all homeowners who have questions regarding their mortgages or those who may have fallen behind. They provide services in Franklin, Madison, Delaware, Marion, Morrow and Union Counties. Apply for services online as well by clicking the online application link.
1108 City Park Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43206
(614) 224-8374
www.columbuslegalaid.org

Serving Our Neighbors (SON) Ministries

Provides many free services for children and adults in Columbus, including a free lunch summer camp, a free legal clinic, ESOL classes for adults, and referrals to health services and jobs. They also provide one-on-one homework help and tutoring to children whose parents attend the ESOL classes.
4653 Trueman Boulevard, Hilliard, Ohio 43026
(614) 586-7939
www.son-ministries.org

Southeastern Ohio Legal Services

Gives free legal help to low-income people at 9 offices throughout 30 counties in southeastern Ohio. They handle public benefits, housing, unemployment compensation, family issues, education, employment, health and other matters.
15 West Locust Avenue, Newark, Ohio 43055
(888) 831-9412
http://seols.org

Vineyard Free Legal Clinic

Provides legal help to low-income individuals in matters of immigration, civil protection orders, landlord-tenant disputes (excluding evictions), and minor criminal matters. They do not handle divorce or custody issues. Call for clinic hours.
6000 Cooper Road, Westerville, Ohio 43081
(614) 890-0000
http://vineyardcolumbus.org