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Join us in our mission to provide equal access to justice for all by supporting our ongoing efforts to bring equal justice to the low-income residents of northwest and west central Ohio. You can get involved in the work of LAWO or ABLE in a variety of ways.


Support legal services in your community with a donation. Your commitment to justice and support of our annual campaigns will protect the civil rights of the poorest residents of western Ohio. 


To make an offline donation or pledge to ABLE or LAWO contact:

Miami Valley: Karla Garrett Harshaw at (937) 535-4432
NW Ohio: Carmen Vega-Perez at (419) 930-2515 or Jen Skeldon at (419) 930-2306

Work With Us

At ABLE and LAWO, we bring the best and brightest advocates and professionals together to share their knowledge and skills.  Our employees bring varied experiences, perspectives, and cultures to LAWO and ABLE, creating strong collaborations, diverse thinking, new approaches and greater innovation.  All of this leads to high quality programs and services for our clients. Employment opportunities are posted as they become available.


Volunteers play a vital role at ABLE and LAWO, providing civil legal assistance and support in all areas of advocacy. All volunteers benefit from hands-on experience, training, as well as professional support and feedback.  View volunteering opportunities in the following sections: