Who is Legal Aid?

Legal Aid helps to make the justice system fair and accessible to all, especially the vulnerable in our society by providing free, comprehensive, civil legal aid.

Our mission since 1908 has been to resolve serious legal problems of low-income people, to promote economic and family stability and to reduce poverty through effective legal assistance.

We work with individuals to achieve case-by-case problem resolution, and use legal advocacy to improve large systems. To assist as many people as possible, we’ve created innovative programs with high-impact strategies in partnership with local nonprofits serving those living in poverty. Our collaborative community connected approach is recognized as a “best practice” in yielding lasting change moving people towards economic self-sufficiency.

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Elaine Fink receives OLAF’s Denis Murphy Award

DECEMBER 13, 2016

Congratulations to Elaine Fink, Legal Aid’s Managing Attorney for the Children and Education practice group! She received the 2016 Denis Murphy Award from the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation (OLAF). David Kutik, president of the OLAF Board of Trustees, along with Angela Lloyd, executive director of OLAF, presented the award which recognizes outstanding leadership and advocacy within Ohio’s legal aids. As an additional honor, leaders from our partners at Cincinnati Public Schools,

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Congratulations to Legal Aid’s Immigration Team!

OCTOBER 26, 2016

Legal Aid’s Immigration Team was recognized for its service to the immigrant community by the Alliance for Immigrant Women (AIW) at its Biennial Conference!

“Immigration law has special pathways for immigrant survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking, but most survivors can’t take advantage of them without the services of an experienced immigration attorney,” commented Kelly Malone, Managing Attorney for Legal Aid’s Family and Immigration Practice Group. “The team’s expertise…

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