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Legally Informed: Representing yourself in court

Representing yourself in court is your chance to present your case and make sure your voice is heard, but it can be intimidating. There are some common things to consider as you prepare for court. 

Legally Informed: My family member has been arrested

If your family member has been arrested, it can be overwhelming and upsetting, but there are steps you can take to help the family member and yourself. You may be the first line of defense for your loved one if you receive a call that they need help.

Online self-help tool aids people who represent themselves

A free secure tool will now make it easier to understand and navigate the civil court system in Montgomery County.
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New tool helps people representing themselves in DR court

Montgomery County’s domestic relations court is the first in the state to unveil a new resource to help connect people to legal resources.
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New virtual legal tool launching in Montgomery County

People living in Montgomery County now have access to a new legal tool. Filing for divorce, changing custody of a child, or taking action in a domestic violence case is not easy, especially for people who cannot afford a lawyer.
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New self-help tool will aid people who represent themselves

The Virtual Self-Help Center is a free, online tool created by Ohio Legal Help, a technology nonprofit that gives Ohioans access to civil legal information and empowers them to resolve their civil legal issues.
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Legally Informed: Latin Derived Legal Terms to Know

In this blog, we’ll cover legal terms that are Latin derived and commonly used in cases. For example, you may have seen “ex parte” or “pro bono” before, but what do they mean?

Ohio Legal Help 2022 Impact Report

Read through the 2022 Impact Report and learn about Ohio Legal Help's mission to empower Ohioans by removing barriers to the civil justice system.
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Ohio Hands-free Law + Texting While Driving

In this blog, we’ll cover the newest updates to Ohio law concerning the use of cellphones while driving. Ohio law currently prohibits texting while driving, but drivers are allowed to hold their phones during a call and press buttons to make calls. Soon, there will be stricter laws around holding and using cellphones and stiffer penalties.

Columbus Perspective: Kinship Care

Executive Director Susan Choe talks with host Dave James about the newest content from Ohio Legal Help.
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