Pro Bono Work in Columbus

Columbus Bar Association members volunteer to provide some legal services for free.

Free Legal Clinics

Local attorneys are available twelve times per month to answer your legal questions. Clinics are free to income-eligible individuals. Attorneys will be providing advice and referral only. Clinics marked with a star (*) are sponsored by the Legal Aid Society of Columbus. See below for additional information regarding Legal Aid.

The Vineyard
6000 Cooper Rd., Westerville
5:00-7:30pm, 1st Monday of the month

Jewish Family Services*
1070 College Ave., East Columbus
6:00-8:00pm, 1st Monday of the month
No Jan., Sept. or Oct. clinics

Xenos Free Legal Clinic
421 Lancaster Ave., Reynoldsburg
6:00-8:00pm, 2nd Monday of the month

New Salem Missionary Baptist Church*
2956 Cleveland Ave., North Columbus
6:00-7:30pm, 4th Monday of the month
No May or December clinics

Westerville Public Library*
126 S. State St., Westerville 43081
5:30-7:00pm, 1st Tuesday of the month
No July or November clinics

First Church of God*
3480 Refugee Rd., Southeast Columbus
5:30-7:30pm, 2nd Tuesday of the month
No July or August clinics

UALC, The Church at Mill Run*
3500 Mill Run Dr., Hilliard
5:30-7:00pm, 3rd Tuesday of the month

Franklin County Municipal Court Self Help Center*
375 S. High St., 6th Floor, Downtown
12:00-1:30pm, Last Tuesday of the month
No December clinic

Bhutanese Nepali Community of Columbus*
4646 Tamarack Blvd., Northeast Columbus
5:30-7:00pm, 1st Wednesday of the month
No January or July clinics

Mt. Olivet Baptist Church*
428 E. Main St., Near Downtown Columbus
5:30-7:30pm, 4th Wednesday of the month
No November or December clinics

Broad Street United Methodist Church*
501 E. Broad St., Downtown Columbus
5:30-7:30pm, 1st Thursday of the month

Greater Hilltop at Crossroads UMC*
1100 South Hague Ave., West Columbus
5:30-7:00pm, 2nd Thursday of the month

Broad Street Presbyterian Church*
760 E. Broad St., Near East Columbus
5:30-7:00pm, 3rd Thursday of the month
No December clinic

First English Lutheran Church*
1015 E. Main St., East Columbus
5:30-7:30pm, 4th Thursday of the month
No clinics November and December

At Legal Aid clinics, you will need to answer questions about income (must have total gross household income at or below 250% Federal Poverty Level and should bring proof of your immigration status (green card or I-94 if a non-citizen).  Call 614-224-8374 for more information about Legal Aid eligibility.

Additional Poverty Law Resources

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Request Legal Assistance

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Franklin County Municipal Court Self Help Resource Center

The Self Help Resource Center is a special project of the Franklin County Municipal Court set up to provide information to self represented parties. Legal information includes court forms, tools to help you complete court forms, and answers to general questions about court process or procedure. The Center is a walk-in service only. Click here for more information.

Municipal Court Self-Help Center

Learn about the resources available at the Franklin County Municipal Court Self-Help Center. Watch a short video.

Ask the Attorney

The CBA Lawyer Referral Service partners with WSYX-TV's 6 on Your Side to staff the weekly "Ask the Attorney" program. Call 614/481.6678 on Wednesdays from 5:00-6:30pm with your legal question.

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