Pro Bono Works in Columbus

The Columbus Bar Association provides an efficient, effective infrastructure to help you practice the law of good intentions. If you are interested in participating in pro bono activities with the Columbus Bar Association, please contact She'lia Bolding at she'lia@cbalaw.org.

Pro Bono Opportunities

Brief Advice and Referral

Interfaith Legal Services

The Columbus Bar Association and local Legal Aid programs sponsor a number of Pro Bono clinics in Central Ohio where volunteer lawyers can meet with low-income individuals with legal problems. Various churches and community centers support the project by providing space, recruiting lawyers, and conducting outreach to clients.


The Vineyard
6000 Cooper Rd., Westerville
6:30pm (doors open at 5:30pm),
1st Monday of the month

Xenos Free Clinic
421 Lancaster Ave., Reynoldsburg
5:30-8:00pm, 2nd Monday of the month

Run the Race Club
880 S. Wayne Ave., West Columbus
5:30-7:30pm, 3rd Monday of the month

Gye Nyame Center
(sponsored by New Salem Baptist Church)

2830 Cleveland Ave.
5:30pm, 4th Monday of the month


First Church of God
3480 Refugee Rd.
6:00pm, 2nd Tuesday of the month

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

The Haimerl Center (Lutheran Ascension)
1421 Morse Rd., North Columbus
5:30-7:00pm, 1st Wednesday of the month

Mt. Olivet Baptist Church
428 E. Main St.
5:30pm, 4th Wednesday of the month

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

Greater Hilltop Interfaith Clinic
1100 South Hague Ave.
5:30pm, 2nd Thursday of the month

Broad Street Presbyterian Church
760 E. Broad St.
6:00pm, 3rd Thursday of the month

First English Lutheran Church,
1015 E. Main St., East Columbus
5:30-7:30pm, 4th Thursday of the month

YWCA Family Center

YWCA Family Center pro bono brief advice and service legal clinics are conducted every third Tuesday 6:15 to 8:00 or 8:30 pm. The facility is located at 900 Harvey Court, off Fifth Avenue close to Leonard Avenue on the near east side. Typical matters are: domestic/family law, expunging criminal records, landlord/tenant and eviction issues, and bankruptcy. The Family Center provides a room for us to meet with the clients that is equipped with Wi-Fi so that personal computers can be used to research court information, etc., online as needed. Attorneys and law students who are interested in volunteering may contact Teresa Scharf via ProBonoColumbus@gmail.com.