Group Authorized Help to supply recommendation on evictions

Online clinics are available for those with legal questions.

Community Legal Aid will kick off August’s free Ask a Lawyer Facebook events with “Avoid Eviction” Wednesday.

Community Legal Aid is a 501(c)3 nonprofit law firm serving the legal needs of low-income individuals in central and Northeast Ohio with free online clinics and presentations.

Community Legal Aid events can be found here. Programs are taught by attorneys. Some require registration.

The Ask a Lawyer Facebook events begin at 5 p.m. each Wednesday. Audience members can ask questions related to the topic and get answers from attorneys.

This month’s other topics are: 

  • Aug. 11: Protecting your home from foreclosure;
  • Aug. 18: Social Security benefits for minor children;
  • Aug. 25: Education updates.

To participate, click here.

Trumbull County only

The Overview of Fair Housing Law online legal presentation is available Monday. 

The Clarence Darrow Court Clinic (housing and financial concerns) is open to eligible Trumbull County residents or those who have a pending eviction, foreclosure or consumer debt/collection lawsuit in a Trumbull County court. Attorneys offer advice about rights and options related to housing or debt concerns. The clinic operates by phone appointments Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Call 330-983-2584 to preregister. 

At 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, legal assistance is available for victims of domestic violence or sexual assault. Subjects include divorce, custody/visitation, debt/bankruptcy, record sealing, evictions and protection orders. Preregister by calling 330-983-2620.

Legal clinics

At 4 p.m. Tuesdays, Legal Aid advocates offer advice on what to expect if facing an eviction or falling behind on rent. Participants can learn about legal options and community resources that may be able to help. Click here for online resources and the link to join the free clinic.

At 5 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of the month, homeowners can learn about the foreclosure process and options if falling behind on a mortgage. Click here for resources and the link to join the program.

At 5 p.m. Aug. 10, a clinic on online record sealing will be offered in partnership with volunteers from Goodyear. Preregistration is required. Those who qualify will be sent the Zoom link information to attend the clinic.

Veterans screening clinics

Clinics are available so veterans can speak with an advocate to be screened for free legal help related to housing, debt, public benefits, record sealing and other civil legal matters. Clinic services are by phone appointment only and offered in partnership with local VA services.

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 18, the Youngstown VA Outpatient clinic is open to veterans of Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties. Call 330-740-9200, ext. 447700, to preregister.

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