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Legal Aid clinics & resources – Fall 2023

Posted September 26, 2023
2:51 pm

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Hello from Legal Aid!

As we move into autumn, our Legal Aid calendar is full of advice clinics and events. If you see us tabling at a local resource fair or community event, please make sure to say hello!

We encourage you to circulate this information with your networks, and reach out if you have any questions.

Legal Aid is Hiring
Legal Aid is hiring for several roles, including a Human Resources Manager, Attorneys, and Intake Specialists. Visit the careers page on our website for a full list of openings and details about how to apply.

Student Loan Payments Resume
The payment pause on federal student loans is ending. Interest started accruing on federal student loans on September 1, 2023 and repayment starts again in October 2023. The resources on Legal Aid’s website have been updated accordingly. Learn more on our website.  

In addition, borrowers should prepare for the start of repayment by reviewing this checklist on the Federal Student Aid website: Repayment Checklist for Borrowers (

Community Conversation on Debt-Related Driver's License Suspensions - October 17 
It is estimated that at least 11 million people nationwide have their licenses suspended simply because they can’t afford to pay a ticket or fine. Learn more about Legal Aid’s research on this topic in a free community conversation hosted by Cleveland State University's Levin College of Public Affairs and Education on October 17 at 4:00 PM. A panel of experts will discuss the impacts of debt-related driver's license suspensions and potential policy reforms to address this issue. Register for this free event.

Read Legal Aid's full report: Road to Nowhere: Debt-Related Driver’s License Suspensions in Ohio.

Upcoming Legal Clinics
We have a busy calendar of free legal advice clinics coming up throughout our 5-county service area. Look for us at these upcoming clinics in Kirtland, Chagrin Falls, Oberlin, Cleveland, Ashtabula, Lorain, and East Cleveland:

Thursday, October 5 at Lakeland Community College
4:30 – 5:30 PM – No appointment needed.
4242 OH-306, Kirtland

Saturday, October 7 at Chagrin Falls Park Community Center
9:30 – 11:30 AM – No appointment needed.
7060 Woodland Avenue, Chagrin Falls

Tuesday, October 10 at Oberlin Community Services
500 East Lorain Street, Oberlin
Call 440-774-6579 for an appointment.

Wednesday, October 11 at West Side Catholic Center
4:30 – 5:30 PM – No appointment needed.
3135 Lorain Avenue, Cleveland

Tuesday, October 17 at Ashtabula Public Library
4335 Park Avenue, Ashtabula
Call 440-992-2121 for an appointment.

Saturday, October 21 at Cleveland Public Library, Hough Branch
10:00 – 11:00 AM – No appointment needed.
6530 Lexington Avenue, Cleveland

Tuesday, October 24 at El Centro
2800 Pearl Avenue, Lorain
Call 440-277-8235 for an appointment.

Wednesday, October 25 at Cleveland Public Library, Main Branch
2:00 – 3:00 PM – No appointment needed.
525 Superior Avenue, Cleveland

Saturday, November 4 at Stephanie Tubbs Jones Health Center
10:00 – 11:00 AM – No appointment needed.
13944 Euclid Avenue, East Cleveland

View the full clinic calendar on our website, or share the PDF flyer of fall clinics: Fall 2023 – Free Legal Advice Clinics

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
Serving Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, and Lorain counties
Rights. Dignity. Justice. 

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