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Legal Aid's mission is to secure justice and resolve fundamental problems for those who are low income and vulnerable by providing high quality legal services and working for systemic solutions.

Founded in 1905, Legal Aid is the fifth oldest legal aid organization in the United States. Legal Aid's 40 staff attorneys, 25 other staff members, and 2900 volunteer lawyers ensure access to justice for low income people.

Legal Aid has four offices and serves clients in Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, and Lorain counties.

Legal Aid represents clients in court and in administrative hearings. We also provide advice and brief assistance. Legal Aid handles cases that impact on basic needs such as health, shelter and safety, economics and education, and access to justice. Legal Aid's attorneys practice in the areas of consumer rights, domestic violence, education, employment, family law, health, housing, foreclosure, immigration, public benefits, utilities, and tax.