The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland is nonprofit law firm focused on serving the needs of the low-income community.
Legal Aid works in partnership with many organizations in Northeast Ohio who serve similar populations. Additionally, if Legal Aid is not able to assist an individual with a legal problem – a referral may be made to a local bar association or other legal resource.
211 First Call for Help
Free community service you can use to get information about available social, health, and government resources. Dial 211 from a landline phone or the local number if calling from a cell phone.
440-997-5936 or 800-874-8545
440-285-3194 or 888-386-3194
440-639-4420 or 800-654-5465
Attorney Referral Services
For referrals of legal matters Legal Aid is not able to handle
No Referral Service Provided – Check Phone Book
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
Geauga County Bar Association
Lake County Bar Association
440-350-5800 or 440-918-2180
Lorain County Bar Association
Public Defender Offices
For criminal law matters and questions
4817 State Road #202
310 Lakeside Avenue #400
211 Main Street
125 E. Erie Street #2
Court-appointed defense counsel only
Ohio Pension Rights Project
A free legal assistance program for people with questions about their past benefits, retirement plans, or pension calculations.