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May legal clinics & resources

Posted April 27, 2023
3:25 pm

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Hello from Legal Aid!

May begins next week, and we have a busy calendar of free legal advice clinics coming up in Elyria, Chagrin Falls, Oberlin, West Park, Ashtabula, Hough, and Lorain. We encourage you to circulate this information with your networks.

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

Tax Foreclosure and Housing Resource Event – May 16
On Tuesday, May 16, from 3:30 – 6:30 PM, Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court will host a FREE Tax Foreclosure and Housing Resource Event at Garfield Heights Civic Center. Information will be available for those needing help resolving their tax foreclosure delinquency – including community resources, assistance programs, and advice. Visit the court’s website for more info.

Legal Aid can help with Tax Problems
While the deadline to file taxes has passed, tax problems can persist. Low-income taxpayers have options for resolving debts owed to the IRS, and Legal Aid may be able to help. Apply for free legal help today.

Trainings for Partners & Providers
Legal Aid is offering a free series of virtual trainings for community partners and service providers. Please click the links below for details and to complete your zoom registration.

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:

Tuesday, May 2 at Lorain County Community College
2:30 – 4:30 PM – No appointment needed.
1005 N. Abbe Road, Elyria

Saturday, May 6 at Chagrin Falls Park Community Center
9:30 – 11:00 AM – No appointment needed.
7060 Woodland Avenue, Chagrin Falls

Tuesday, May 9 at Oberlin Community Services
Call 440-774-6579 for an appointment.
500 East Lorain Street, Oberlin

Saturday, May 13 at Cleveland Public Library, West Park Branch
10:00 – 11:00 AM – No appointment needed.
3805 West 157th Street, Cleveland

Tuesday, May 16 at Catholic Charities Ashtabula
Call 440-992-2121 for an appointment.
4200 Park Avenue, 3rd Floor, Ashtabula

Saturday, May 20 at Fatima Family Center
9:30 – 10:30 AM – No appointment needed.
6600 Lexington Avenue, Cleveland

Tuesday, May 23 at El Centro
Call 440-277-8235 for an appointment.
2800 Pearl Avenue, Lorain

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.


Laura E. Klingler, MNO

Development & Communications Senior Manager
The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
Rights. Dignity. Justice.

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