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March legal clinics & resources

Posted February 28, 2023
3:00 pm

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Hello from Legal Aid!

March begins tomorrow, and we have a busy calendar of free legal advice clinics coming up in Kirtland, Chagrin Falls, Cleveland, Oberlin, Ashtabula, and Lorain! We encourage you to circulate this information with your networks.

Legal Aid is Hiring
Legal Aid is hiring for several roles, including Administrative Assistants and Attorneys. Visit the careers page on our website for a full list of current openings and details about how to apply.

Mortgage Foreclosure and Housing Resource Event – March 7
On Tuesday, March 7, from 4:30 – 7:30 PM, Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court will host a FREE Mortgage Foreclosure and Housing Resource Event at St. Ignatius High School. Information will be available for those needing help with mortgage foreclosure and delinquency – including community resources, assistance programs, and advice. Visit the court’s website for more info.

Free Tax Preparation Assistance Programs
Free resources are available to help low-income Northeast Ohio residents with tax preparation. Call 2-1-1 or visit our website for links to tax preparation assistance programs throughout our service area.

Upcoming Legal Clinics
Legal Aid hosts clinics at community centers and libraries throughout Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, and Lorain Counties. At these clinics, staff and volunteers are available for in-person consultations to provide brief advice and counsel about civil legal issues. View the events calendar on our website, or see the list of upcoming clinics below:

Thursday, March 2 at Lakeland Community College
4:30 – 5:30 PMNo appointment needed.
Holden University Center, 4242 OH-306, Kirtland

Saturday, March 4 at Chagrin Falls Park Community Center
9:30 – 11:00 AMNo appointment needed.
7060 Woodland Avenue, Chagrin Falls

Saturday, March 11 at Cleveland Public Library, Jefferson Branch
10:00 – 11:00 AMNo appointment needed.
850 Jefferson Avenue, Cleveland

Tuesday, March 14 at Oberlin Community Services at Oberlin Depot
2:00 – 3:30 PMCall 440-774-6579 for an appointment.
240 South Main Street, Oberlin

Tuesday, March 21 at Catholic Charities Ashtabula
2:00 – 3:30 PMCall 440-992-2121 for an appointment.
4200 Park Avenue, 3rd Floor, Ashtabula

Tuesday, March 28 at El Centro
2:00 – 3:30 PM
Call 440-277-8235 for an appointment.
2800 Pearl Avenue, Lorain

We continue to host regular Expungement Clinics for those who need assistance sealing a criminal record. Call 888-817-3777 to schedule an Expungement Clinic appointment.

Our next Naturalization Clinic, a specialty advice clinic for those applying for U.S. citizenship, is scheduled for April 22. Learn more and download a flyer to share. And, on April 29, we are hosting a specialty advice clinic on Estate Planning. Learn more about this clinic.

As always, those who need Legal Aid’s help can apply online 24/7.

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Thank you – we appreciate your partnership as we strive to extend justice in Northeast Ohio.

The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
Rights. Dignity. Justice.

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