Pro Bono Work in Columbus

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

Free Legal Clinics

NOTICE: Due to COVID-19 virus concerns, LASC converting all of its in-person Brief Advice Clinics to virtual meetings until further notice. Click here for more information, or click here to view the Legal Aid Society of Columbus resource page on COVID-19.

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

Click here to download the full advice clinic calendar (PDF).

The Vineyard
6000 Cooper Rd., Westerville
5:00-7:30pm, 1st Monday of the month
No September clinic

Jewish Family Services*
1070 College Ave., East Columbus
6:00-7:30pm, 1st Monday of the month
No September clinic

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
5:30-7:30pm, 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 January or November clinics

First Church of God*
3480 Refugee Rd., Southeast Columbus
5:30-7:00pm, 2nd Tuesday of the month
No January, 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 clinic

Mt. Olivet Baptist Church*
428 E. Main St., Near Downtown Columbus
5:30-7:00pm, 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
5:30-7:00pm, 4th Thursday of the month
No October, November or December clinics

Grove City United Methodist*
2684 Columbus St., Grove City
3:00-5:00pm, 2nd Saturday of the month

*You will answer questions about income (total gross income below 200% Federal Poverty Level--$4,184 monthly for household of 4), assets ($25,284 limit) and should bring proof of your immigration status (green card or I-94 if non-citizen). If you need legal help other than advice, call LASC at (614) 224-8374.

Request Legal Assistance

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Ohio Legal Help Website

Ohio Legal Help provides free information on common legal issues, details about court and other legal forms and referrals to legal aid and bar association referral programs.

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.

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.

Public Resources