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Common Legal Terms

Legal terminology can be complicated and confusing unless you are a party in the justice system yourself. Our blog series, Legally Informed, will help you understand common terms used in the courtroom and cases.

Empowerment and Equity: A Letter from the Executive Director

Executive Director Susan Choe reflects on 2022 and what the Ohio Legal Help team, partners and Ohio families have been able to accomplish over the last year.

Who are the players in a lawsuit?

Legal terminology can be complicated and confusing unless you are a party in the justice system yourself. Our blog series, Legally Informed, will help you understand common terms used in the courtroom and cases.

What’s the difference between a civil case and a criminal case?

Legal terminology can be complicated and confusing unless you are a party in the justice system yourself. Our blog series, Legally Informed, will help you understand common terms used in cases and the courtroom.

Free legal help website launches for Latino community in Ohio

Ohio Legal Help is a statewide non-profit group trying to make the legal system easy by eliminating as many barriers as possible, including language.
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Ohio Legal Help launches new website for Spanish-speaking Ohioans

Ohio Legal Help gives Ohioans easy access to legal information at the touch of a button. But for Spanish-speaking Ohioans that wasn't the case until now as Ohio Legal Help launched a new website in Spanish.
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Ohio Legal Help Launches Spanish Translation of Core Content

When it comes to accessing legal information and resources, language should never be a barrier. The Migration Policy Institute estimates that roughly 24.8% of Ohio’s Spanish-speaking households — approximately 62,000 people — live below 100% of the federal poverty level.
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Ohio Legal Help lanza versión en español de OhioLegalHelp.org

El sitio recientemente traducido brindará a los habitantes hispanohablantes de Ohio acceso más equitativo al sistema de justicia civil.
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Ohio Legal Help Launches Spanish-Language Version of Website

OhioLegalHelp.org is now making it easier for Spanish-speaking residents to benefit from the site. Ohio Legal Help announced today that it has created a Spanish language version: OhioLegalHelp.org/es.
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Study Outlines Promising Practices for Legal Assistance Portals

A new study, commissioned by The Pew Charitable Trusts, has examined legal assistance portal accessibility, usability, and effectiveness. The researchers found that LawHelpMN and Ohio Legal Help were exemplary in terms of their content and functionality.
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