Posted March 13, 20203:40 pm
Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland said all walk-in intake in Cuyahoga Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake and Lorain counties is suspended until further notice. Meanwhile, its neighborhood and community-based legal clinics have been canceled through April.
Those needing civil legal assistance can apply online 24/7 at www.lasclev.org or weekdays by calling 888-817-3777. Those with non-legal questions related to landlord-tenant and other rental issues can also call our Tenant Information Line at 216-861-5955 (Cuyahoga) or 440-210-4533 (Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake, Lorain counties).
Legal Aid is seeking to limit foot traffic at its offices. Potential visitors should call before coming to an office. Current clients should continue to work with their attorneys and anticipate handling matters by phone and electronically to the extent possible.
Community Legal Aid of Akron
Community Legal Aid said it remains open but is canceling public clinics and workshops through at least April 10. The group also is encouraging online and phone applications in lieu of in-person intake.
Here's that organization's full statement:
Community Legal Aid is still open for business and is taking precautions in the midst of the coronavirus.
"We care about our community, and we're doing our part to help prevent spreading any infectious disease," said Steven McGarrity, executive director of Legal Aid. "But we're also remaining diligent in helping people address the legal crises they may be facing and want the public to know we're still here."
McGarrity said the nonprofit law firm is following recommendations by the governor's office to limit large-scale events, and will be canceling all public workshops/clinics through April 10.
"We're reaching out to clients and our partner agencies to keep them informed and to make sure they know how to still reach us," he explained.
Legal Aid also is suspending walk-in applications and is directing anyone needing assistance to apply online 24/7 at www.communitylegalaid.org/apply or through the Legal Aid HelpLine at (800) 998-9454 during open hours.
Current clients should continue to work with their attorneys as planned.