Ohio Legal Help leverages technology and innovation to improve justice and fairness for all Ohioans. Our work removes barriers to the law so that all Ohioans can understand their legal options, make informed decisions and connect to legal and community resources.
What We Do
Ohio Legal Help is a nonprofit organization that was launched in 2019 to help all Ohioans access the civil justice system. We provide plain language legal help information, interactive self-help tools and connections to local legal and community resources that empower Ohioans to resolve their legal issues.
Our legal help information is written by Our Team and reviewed by expert private and legal aid lawyers. This ensures that Ohio Legal Help users have information that is easy to understand, action-oriented and accurate.
In 2015, Ohio’s Task Force on Access to Justice, convened by the Supreme Court of Ohio and comprised of members of the courts, legal aid, the Ohio Access to Justice Foundation and the private bar, recommended specific actions to help close the civil justice gap. The sixth recommendation from the Task Force's report was to “develop and maintain a statewide website devoted to providing free and accurate legal information to Ohio residents.” In response to this charge, in 2017 a Steering Committee of diverse stakeholder groups came together to develop Ohio Legal Help. Today, these stakeholder groups continue to guide the content and tools developed for Ohio Legal Help through our Advisory Committee.
Board of Directors
Legal Services Corporation (LSC) funded programs participate in Ohio Legal Help consistent with LSC restrictions.