Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc.

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OUR MISSION: Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc. (LAWO) is a non-profit regional law firm that provides high quality legal assistance in civil matters to help eligible low-income individuals and groups in western Ohio achieve self reliance, and equal justice and economic opportunity.

Low-income residents of western Ohio turn to LAWO for help with a variety of legal matters. Our experienced staff of attorneys, paralegals, and support personnel serves 32 northwest and west central Ohio counties through offices in Dayton, Defiance, Findlay, Lima, Sandusky, Springfield and Toledo. LAWO provides a full range of legal services, including legal advice, negotiation, litigation, and community education.  Special projects serve victims of domestic violence, seniors, and migrant farmworkers.

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LSC-2017-275Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is the single largest provider of civil legal aid for the poor in the nation. Established by Congress in 1974, LSC operates as a private, nonprofit corporation that promotes equal access to justice and provides grants for high-quality civil legal assistance to low-income Americans. LSC distributes more than 95 percent of its total funding to 134 independent nonprofit legal aid programs with 918 offices that provide legal assistance to low-income individuals and families in every congressional district.

LSC promotes equal access to justice by awarding grants to legal services providers through a competitive grants process; conducting compliance reviews and program visits to oversee program quality and compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements as well as restrictions that accompany LSC funding; and by providing training and technical assistance to programs. LSC encourages programs to leverage limited resources by partnering and collaborating with other funders of civil legal aid, including state and local governments, IOLTA, access to justice commissions, the private bar, philanthropic foundations, and the business community. Visit the LSC Web site to learn more at


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