Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Ohio Legal Assistance to Military Personnel (LAMP)

Veterans who have income levels below 200% of the Federal Poverty level can now receive free legal assistance through the Ohio Military Veterans Legal Assistance Project (OMVLAP). They started out just handling legal matters for the central Ohio area but now offer services to Veterans all over the state of Ohio. See http://www.mvlap.org/

I have not yet found legal resources in the State of Ohio that especially support our warrior community (servicemembers, veterans and their families);
however, like everyone else you may start your search at Ohio Legal Services' very nice "Find information on your legal problem" page. It really seems well thought out!

Active duty service members may wish to go first to Armed Forces Legal Assistance's nice online database to "locate active duty legal activities offering general legal services within the continental United States". A query for the state of Ohio is here

Another step is to try a Lawyer Referral Service, hosted by one of the following:
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For Lawyers

If there is a Section or Committee of the Ohio State Bar concerned with serving our warrior community, it appears to be hidden behind OSBAR.ORG's password protection. Let me know if it exists; if it does not, you can gain fame and do something very useful by taking the lead in setting one up.

You can sign up to do pro bono service (not necessarily directed at our warrior community) at
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If you have more information on the above, or on other efforts to provide legal help to our warrior community, please leave a comment below. The purpose is service!

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Veterans looking for legal assistance for veteran disability claims and appeals with VA can contact www.vetsadvocate.com the National Organization of Veterans Advocates (NOVA). A firm that handles apppeals is www.legalhelpforveterans.com .

Trey said...

I am an attroney with the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati. LASGC has 4 attorneys and one paralegal who provide free legal services to veterans and their families in Southwest Ohio concerning eligibility for VA compensation and pension. LASGC can be reached at 513-241-9400 or 1-800-582-2682. Trey Daly, tdaly@lascinti.org.

Chris Chapman said...

Veterans who have income levels below 200% of the Federal Poverty level can now receive free legal assistance through the Ohio Military Veterans Legal Assistance project (OMVLAP). They started out just handling legal matters for the central Ohio area but now offer services to Veterans all over the state of Ohio. See http://www.mvlap.org/

Bruce Amrein said...

I called the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati to help me just review/look over some paperwork I already have drawn up for a Dissolution. I wasn't even asking for representation - just a little help to make sure I was filling out the papers correctly and to help me look out for myself in the divorce... hardly ANY work for them. But the receptionist was very rude and before I could even finish my sentences she cut me off and told me that they didn't handle Dissolutions, only Uncontested divorces... seemed very uninterested in helping me - like I was taking up her time! But the website that led me to them said they provided services like this... I think it's a shame! They will only provide help to those they choose. Too bad they don't respect or appreciate the services we (veterans) have already provided for them.

Anonymous said...

www.veteranslawhelp.com