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Find a Lawyer

The Columbus Bar Association has been helping central Ohioans find the right lawyer for over 70 years. Choosing the right lawyer is the first step in getting a good result in your legal matter. Below is a list of resources to help you find the right lawyer.

Columbus Bar Association Directory

Find a lawyer online using the Columbus Bar Association Directory of local attorneys. You can search for attorneys by name, geography and practice area.  If you do not know what type of attorney you need, view a list of practice areas and legal categories.


Columbus Find A Lawyer

Columbus Find a Lawyer provides friendly online profiles of local central Ohio lawyers, helpful information about Ohio laws and a legal dictionary written for consumers. Visit

Other Resources and Information

Ohio Legal Help

Plain language legal information, with interactive self-help tools and connections to local legal and community resources that empower Ohioans to resolve their legal issues.


Office of Disciplinary Counsel The Supreme Court of Ohio

The Office of Disciplinary Counsel (ODC) may obtain the client files of an attorney who has died or disappeared, been disciplined, been deported, or is incapacitated.,been%20deported%2C%20or%20is%20incapacitated

Legal Aid Society of Columbus

LASC provides legal assistance for people who cannot afford to hire an attorney and easy-to-understand information about your legal rights. This includes information about how to get into court, what to do when in court or what to do when dealing with government agencies. LASC also offers free, easy-to-complete legal forms.

Learn what LASC can assist with and complete an online intake form at

New client intake phone lines for Franklin and Madison counties are open Mon-Fri 9:30-3:30; please call (614) 241-2001

Franklin County Public Defender

373 S. High St, 12th Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215   (Google Map)
(614) 525-3194


Office of the Ohio Public Defender

250 East Broad Street Suite 1400 Columbus, Ohio 43215   (Google Map)
(614) 466-5394 or (800) 686-1573

Community Mediation Services of Central Ohio

CMS helps people to resolve conflicts through mediation:

  • Tenant/Landlord Disputes
  • Workplace Issues
  • Marital Problems
  • Elder-Care Concerns
  • Parent/Teenager Conflicts
  • Neighborhood Nuisances
CMS also teaches people how to use conflict resolution and mediation skills in their own lives.


Please contact the Community Mediation Services of Central Ohio (CMS) office at (614) 228-7191 and leave a message, making special note to give them the court date and a phone number where they can reach you.

The Franklin County of Ohio Self Help Center

The Self-Help Resource Center provides information about civil claims in Franklin County Municipal Court.

It is a free walk-in service to help individuals represent themselves in court without a lawyer. Staff cannot offer legal advice but can assist in finding helpful resources and provide legal information, provide court forms, and answers to questions about court procedures. The Center is open to the public on a walk-in basis, no appointment necessary.

375 S. High St., 16th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215   (Google Map)
9:00am - 3:00pm, Monday-Friday


The Franklin County Probate Court Resource Center

The Franklin County Probate Court Resource Center was created to provide limited legal assistance to individuals who are handling simple estate matters but cannot afford a lawyer.

373 S. High Street 22nd Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43215-6311   (Google Map)
All consultations are completed by phone. Resource center hours may vary, so please allow time for a return call and be sure to answer your phone.


The Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Division of Domestic Relations and Juvenile Branch Self Represented Resource Center

The Self-Represented Resource Center is a legal center wherein low-income individuals, who do not have an attorney, can receive assistance with preparing legal paperwork. The Self-Represented Resource Center is staffed by attorneys. These attorneys do not represent you, and they cannot provide you with any legal advice. The attorneys are available to assist with Juvenile and Domestic court forms.

(614) 525-7531   9:00am - 4:00pm, Monday-Friday

Lawyer Referral Service

Effective July 1, 2023, the Columbus Bar Association's Lawyer Referral Service and number are unavailable and may return at a future date.

The Columbus Bar Association is not a law firm. Please do not come to the office looking for an attorney, assistance, or advice as we do not have lawyers on staff and do not accept walk-ins.

Contact Us

Columbus Bar Association
230 West Street, Suite 100
Columbus, OH 43215

Parking Information

Phone: (614) 221-4112
Fax: (614) 221-4850

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