Able Legal Services

We continue to provide all the legal services we provided prior to the pandemic. To slow the spread of COVID-19, our offices are closed to the public and we see clients by appointment. If you are a current customer, please use the contact information provided to you. If you need legal help, please click on the following link: Provides free civil legal advice to low-income residents, families and individuals. Through its litigation and advocacy programs, ABLE promotes systemic change that primarily benefits large groups of low-income people in the areas of civil rights and poverty rights. The Special Litigation and Support Unit (LSCU) and the Regional Ombudsman for Long-Term Care Program provide specialized support, including disability representation, advocacy for residents of long-term care facilities, and litigation in public policy matters. ABLE serves 32 boroughs in western Ohio from its offices in Dayton and Toledo, Ohio. ABLE`s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program provides information about nursing homes and assisted living facilities and helps families choose a facility. Provides advocacy and representation with respect to complaints related to care facilities. Western Ohio, Inc. Legal Aid (LAWO) and Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE) are regional nonprofit law firms that provide high-quality civil legal assistance to help eligible low-income individuals and groups in West Ohio achieve autonomy and equality of justice and economic opportunity.

Prevent homelessness and protect tenants from uninhabitable living conditions. Protecting seniors and veterans. Ensure access to health care and education. Support community reception and due process for immigrants. Rebuild neighbourhoods and empower residents. Raise the voices of people who are often left inaudible and left behind. 14 out of 100 people live in poverty in our coverage area. More than 70% of people living in poverty have a civil law problem each year that puts their families at risk without a lawyer to help them navigate complex legal systems. We work with our clients and community partners to find legal solutions to the problems that keep communities in poverty.

ABLE is currently accepting applicants to our 2022 Associate Summer Program, which provides law students with experience, feedback, and real legal assistance. ABLE is proud to work with and for immigrants and immigrant communities in Ohio. By protecting, strengthening, and increasing their legal rights, we can all help ensure a just and welcoming Ohio. Legal Assistance, Foreclosure Assistance, Landlord and Tenant Support, Complaint Acceptance, Benefit Advice, Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, Care Support Kathleen Kersh and Matthew Currie`s analysis of how the community lawyer model can be used to promote community power to change unfair systems was recently published in uic`s Law Review. Case Types: Bankruptcy, Domestic Violence, Housing, Public Services $1 million HUD grant for eviction protection in rural communities The law is a powerful tool to ensure access to opportunities that many of us take for granted. ABLE was founded to correct the injustice that disproportionately affects communities of color and people living in poverty. For more than 50 years, ABLE has made justice a reality for people who have nowhere to go. Find out how our customers navigated the Medicaid system.

ABLE releases the 2022 Report of the Community Immigration Advocacy Project Choose an Impact Area above to learn more. Support justice here. Read our Immigration Advocacy Project report to the community, which includes important updates, statistics, and customer testimonials about our impact on farm workers and immigrant communities across Ohio. Reasons to worry about how often black drivers are stopped at Dayton`s Oakwood. ABLE lawyers publish an analysis of the community lawyer model. Important message about our activities during COVID-19 Protecting the rights of people who live, work and raise their families in poverty Erie, Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Paulding, Sandusky, Williams, Wood, Defiance.