Pro Bono Opportunities Guide

In honor of the Tenth Annual National Celebration of Pro Bono (Oct. 21-27), Ohio’s legal aids are honoring the thousands of pro bono attorneys who donate legal help to Ohioans struggling to make ends meet.

Too often, ordinary people who seek to protect their families, their homes, and their livelihoods must face court without legal help. Ohio’s legal aids depend on private attorneys to help fill the crucial needs of the more than 2.2 million Ohioans who qualify for civil legal aid. In return, private attorneys can count on legal aid to provide training, mentoring, and support for their pro bono work.

Throughout the month of October, clinics, trainings, recognition events and a variety of other volunteer opportunities will be held across Ohio. Please take part in this special, collaborative effort to provide access to justice for every Ohioan by browsing the list of events and activities below.


Event Map


Event List

NORTHWEST

Thursday, October 4

VA Brief Advice Clinic
Sponsored By: Toledo Bar
Time: 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: Toledo VA CBOC
Contact: mtussing@toledobar.org
Juvenile Clinic
Sponsored By: Toledo Bar
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Lucas County Juvenile Court
Contact: mtussing@toledobar.org
Ethics and Professionalism CLE
Sponsored By: LAWO/ABLE
Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
CLE Credit
Location: Troy Country Club, 1830 Peters Rd., Troy, OH 45373
Contact: mlarocco@lawolaw.org

Friday, October 5

Pro Se Divorce Clinic
Sponsored By: Toledo Bar
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: Lucas County Domestic Relations Court
Contact: mtussing@toledobar.org

Tuesday, October 9

Second Chance Tuesday Clinic (record sealing)
Sponsored By: Toledo Bar
Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Ohio Means Jobs building (Toledo)
Contact: mtussing@toledobar.org

Thursday, October 11

Hancock County Domestic Relations Clinic
Sponsored By: LAWO/ABLE
Time: 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Location: Hancock County Common Pleas Court, 300 S. Main St., Findlay, OH 45840
Contact: mlarocco@lawolaw.org

Monday, October 15

Shelby County Virtual Clinic
Sponsored By: LAWO/ABLE
Time: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location:
Contact: mlarocco@lawolaw.org

Wednesday, October 17

Logan County Virtual Clinic
Sponsored By: LAWO/ABLE
Time: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location:
Contact: mlarocco@lawolaw.org
Findlay/Hancock County Bar Association Meeting
Sponsored By: LAWO/ABLE
Time: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Findlay Inn, 200 E. Main Cross, Findlay, OH 45840
Contact: mlarocco@lawolaw.org

Thursday, October 18

Juvenile Clinic
Sponsored By: Toledo Bar
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Lucas County Juvenile Court
Contact: mtussing@toledobar.org

Friday, October 19

Pro Se Divorce Clinic
Sponsored By: Toledo Bar
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: Lucas County Domestic Relations Court
Contact: mtussing@toledobar.org

Wednesday, October 24

Name Change Clinic
Sponsored By: Toledo Bar
Time:
Location: Equitas Health, 3450 West Central Ave., Suite 104, Toledo, Ohio 43606
Contact: mtussing@toledobar.org
Marathon Pro Bono Phone Clinic
Sponsored By: LAWO/ABLE
Time: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Center for Equal Justice LAWO/ABLE, 525 Jefferson Ave., Toledo, OH 43604
Contact: mlarocco@lawolaw.org

Friday, October 26

VA Wills Clinic
Sponsored By: Toledo Bar
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Toledo VA CBOC
Contact: mtussing@toledobar.org
Seneca County Pro Bono Divorce Clinic
Sponsored By: LAWO/ABLE
Time: 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Location: Victim’s Assistance Office, 71 S. Washington St., #1205, Tiffin, OH 44883
Contact: mlarocco@lawolaw.org

CENTRAL

Tuesday, October 2

Perry County Clinic 10th Anniversary Celebration
Sponsored By: LAS Columbus/SEOLS
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Clay Haus, 123 W. Main St., Somerset, OH 43783
Contact: dhowie@columbuslegalaid.org

Wednesday, October 3

Access to Justice Intern Kickoff
Sponsored By: LAS Columbus/SEOLS
Time:
Location: Ohio University (Closed event for students-only)
Contact: dhowie@columbuslegalaid.org

Tuesday, October 16

Central Ohio Homeless Veterans Stand Down Legal Clinic
Sponsored By: LAS Columbus/SEOLS
Time: 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Location: Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215
Contact: dhowie@columbuslegalaid.org

Friday, October 19

Driver’s License CLE and Clinic
Sponsored By: LAS Columbus/SEOLS
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Franklin County Judicial Center Auditorium, 373 South High St., Columbus, OH 43215
Contact: dhowie@columbuslegalaid.org

Monday, October 22

Tax Court Calendar Call Clinic
Sponsored By: LAS Columbus/SEOLS
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: US District Court, 85 Marconi Blvd., Columbus, OH 43215
Contact: dhowie@columbuslegalaid.org

Tuesday, October 23

Debt Collection Defense Basics and Issue Spotting for Consumer Law
Sponsored By: LAS Columbus/SEOLS, Porter Wright
Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
CLE Credit
Location: 41 S. High St., Columbus, OH 43215
Contact: dhowie@columbuslegalaid.org

Thursday, October 25

Making IRS Debts Less Taxing CLE
Sponsored By: LAS Columbus/SEOLS, Squire Patton Boggs
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM
CLE Credit
Location: 41 S. High St., Columbus, OH 43215
Contact: dhowie@columbuslegalaid.org
LASC/Columbus Bar Association/Columbus Bar Foundation Annual Pro Bono Reception
Sponsored By: LAS Columbus/SEOLS, Columbus Bar Foundation
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: Columbus Bar Association, 175 S. 3rd St.#1100, Columbus, OH 43215
Contact: dhowie@columbuslegalaid.org

Saturday, October 27

LASC Clean Slate CLE and Clinic
Sponsored By: LAS Columbus/SEOLS, Capital University Law School
Time:
Location: Capital University Law School, 303 East Broad St, Columbus, OH
Contact: dhowie@columbuslegalaid.org

NORTHEAST

Wednesday, October 3

Pancake Breakfast
Sponsored By: Community Legal Aid
Time: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Location: Akron Bar Association, 57 S Broadway St., Akron, OH 44308
Contact: vlsp@communitylegalaid.org
Special Clinic for U.S. Veterans
Sponsored By: LAS Cleveland
Time: 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: VA Community Referral and Resource Center (CRRC) 7000 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44103
Contact: probono@lasclev.org

Thursday, October 4

Expungement Clinic
Sponsored By: LAS Cleveland
Time: 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Location: Legal Aid’s Cleveland Office, 1223 W 6th St, Cleveland, OH 44113
Contact: probono@lasclev.org

Tuesday, October 9

Community Outreach Clinic
Sponsored By: LAS Cleveland
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Location: Oberlin Depot – Oberlin Community Services, 240 South Main Street, Oberlin
Contact: probono@lasclev.org

Wednesday, October 10

Pancake Breakfast
Sponsored By: Community Legal Aid
Time: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Location: Stark County Bar Association 116 Cleveland Ave. NW, Suite 400, Canton, OH 44702
Contact: vlsp@communitylegalaid.org
Community Outreach Clinic
Sponsored By: LAS Cleveland
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Location: Catholic Charities Ashtabula, 4200 Park Avenue, Ashtabula
Contact: probono@lasclev.org

Monday, October 15

Complimentary CLE Seminar: Changes in Expungement Law
Sponsored By: LAS Cleveland
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
CLE Credit
Location: Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, 1375 East 9th Street, #2, Cleveland
Contact: probono@lasclev.org

Wednesday, October 17

Pancake Breakfast
Sponsored By: Community Legal Aid
Time: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Location: Mahoning County Bar Association, 114 E. Front St., #100, Youngstown, OH 44503
Contact: vlsp@communitylegalaid.org

Friday, October 19

Recovery Court Civil Pro Bono Project
Sponsored By: LAS Cleveland
Time: 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Location: Cuyahoga County Justice Center, 1200 Ontario, Courtroom 18A, Cleveland
Contact: probono@lasclev.org

Saturday, October 20

Brief Advice and Referral Clinic
Sponsored By: LAS Cleveland
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: Cleveland Public Library’s Rice Branch, 11535 Shaker Boulevard, Cleveland
Contact: probono@lasclev.org

Monday, October 22

Lawyer to Lawyer Give Back for Justice
Sponsored By: LAS Cleveland, The Supreme Court of Ohio, Cleveland Metro Bar Assoc
Time: 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Location: Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, 1375 East Ninth Street, Cleveland
Contact: probono@lasclev.org
Evening Law Firm Clinic
Sponsored By: LAS Cleveland
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: Legal Aid’s Cleveland Office, 1223 W 6th St, Cleveland, OH 44113
Contact: probono@lasclev.org

Wednesday, October 24

Pro Se Divorce Clinic
Sponsored By: LAS Cleveland, Lake County Bar Assoc
Time: 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Location:
Contact: probono@lasclev.org
Brief Advice and Referral Clinic
Sponsored By: LAS Cleveland
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Location: Cleveland Public Library – 2nd Floor in Louis Stokes Wing, 325 Superior Avenue East, Cleveland
Contact: probono@lasclev.org
ACT 2 Reception for late-career and retired attorneys
Sponsored By: LAS Cleveland
Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: Hyatt Regency at the Arcade, 420 Superior Avenue, Cleveland
Contact: probono@lasclev.org

Thursday, October 25

Pancake Breakfast
Sponsored By: Community Legal Aid
Time: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Location: Trumbull County Bar Association 120 High St. NW, Warren, OH 44481
Contact: vlsp@communitylegalaid.org
Legal Assistance for Nonprofits Educational Seminar and Brief Advice Clinic
Sponsored By: LAS Cleveland
Time: 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
CLE Credit
Location: Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association offices, 1375 East Ninth Street, Floor 2, Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Contact: probono@lasclev.org
Complimentary CLE Seminar: Tax Law
Sponsored By: LAS Cleveland
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
CLE Credit
Location: Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, 1375 East 9th Street, #2, Cleveland
Contact: probono@lasclev.org
Expungement Clinic
Sponsored By: LAS Cleveland
Time: 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Location: Legal Aid’s Cleveland Office, 1223 W 6th St, Cleveland, OH 44113
Contact: probono@lasclev.org

Friday, October 26

Complimentary CLE: Annual Judicial Forum: Ashtabula, Lake, Geauga Counties
Sponsored By: LAS Cleveland
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
CLE Credit
Location:
Contact: probono@lasclev.org
Pro Se Divorce Clinic
Sponsored By: LAS Cleveland, Cleveland Metro Bar Assoc
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location:
Contact: probono@lasclev.org
Pro Se Plus Clinic
Sponsored By: LAS Cleveland, Cleveland Metro Bar Assoc
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Location:
Contact: probono@lasclev.org

Saturday, October 27

Cleveland Metropolitan Bar, Foundation’s 17th Annual Run for Justice
Sponsored By: LAS Cleveland, Cleveland Metro Bar Assoc
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica, 2014 Sycamore St, Cleveland
Contact: probono@lasclev.org
Brief Advice and Referral Clinic
Sponsored By: LAS Cleveland
Time: 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: Fatima Family Center, 6600 Lexington Ave, Cleveland
Contact: probono@lasclev.org

SOUTHWEST

Tuesday, October 23

We <3 our volunteers a latte…
Sponsored By: LAS Cincinnati, Pro Bono Partnership of OH, VLP
Time: 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Location: Coffee Emporium, 100 E. Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH
Contact: annelucas@lascinti.org
GDVLP/Inn of Court Annual Pro Bono Reception and Dinner with Keynote Speaker Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor
Sponsored By: Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyers Project/Dayton Bar Association
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Sinclair Ponitz Center, Bldg. 12, 444 W. Third Street, Dayton, OH 45402
Contact: kelly@gdvlp.org

Thursday, October 25

We <3 our volunteers a latte…
Sponsored By: LAS Cincinnati, Pro Bono Partnership of OH, VLP
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Location: The Kidd Coffee Co., Great American Building, 301 East Fourth St., Cincinnati, OH
Contact: annelucas@lascinti.org