Need Legal Help?

 

In many instances, the Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyers Project provides volunteer attorneys for one-on-one representation. Some issues are better handled pro-se, or without an attorney. While going to court without a lawyer beside you may seem daunting, people just like yourself do it and succeed every day. Our office has a wide variety of programs to give you the information and tools to prepare you to successfully deal with these civil law issues.  These programs and how to apply for aid through them are described below.

How to Apply:

As it can take some time to arrange for aid and because our programs are only on certain days of the month, it is important that you apply as soon as your legal issue arises.  Otherwise, there is a chance that we will not be able to help you in time for any court date or other deadline that you may have. 

To apply for any type of aid with our organization simply contact Legal Aid of Western Ohio at 1-888-534-1432.  They do all intake and screening for the VLP.  If you find it more convenient you can access a guided on-line pre-intake interview at www.LegalAidLine.org.  To apply for an appointment at any of the Ask an Attorney Day clinics contact Tom at 937-461-3857 or by e-mail at Tom@GDVLP.org

*Please Note*

WE DO NOT PROVIDE ATTORNEYS IF YOU CALL US DIRECTLY.

ALL CLINICS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY UNLESS YOU ARE SPECIFICALLY INFORMED THAT IT IS ACCEPTABLE TO PARTICIPATE WITHOUT ONE.

THE VLP DOES NOT HANDLE CRIMINAL MATTERS.

 

Information Clinics:

Ask an Attorney Day - Darke County

Come get free legal information on a variety of civil law problems.  You will Skype one-on-one with an attorney who will listen to your legal issue and provide you with basic legal information and options.  This clinic is held with the assistance Greenville Public Library every third Thursday of the month and is open to all Darke County residents who make 125% or less of the Federal poverty guidelines.

Ask An Attorney Day - Champaign County

Come get free legal information on a variety of civil law problems.  You will Skype one on one with an attorney who will listen to your legal issue and provide you with basic legal information and options.  This clinic is held with the assistance of C-TEC in Urbana every first Wednesday of the month and is open to all Champaign County residents who make 125% or less of the Federal poverty guidelines. 

Ask an Attorney Day - Preble County

Coming Soon!!

Ask an Attorney Day - Miami County

Coming Soon!!

Landlord/Tenant Dispute Clinic

Having trouble with your landlord?  Come see us about your rights and obligations as a renter.  Speak one on one with an attorney about dispute and receive valuable information and options.  Certain basic legal letters and forms are available upon request for your use as well.

 

Pro-se clinics:

Juvenile Court Pro-Se Clinic

Want to start or alter visitation, custody, or support for one or more of your children?  Come in and let our volunteer paralegals and attorneys help you fill out your court forms using the latest in document preparation software.  We then file the forms for you and give you instructions on how to finish the process. 

Please note that our office cannot do shared parenting agreements.  Also, if you are asking for custody, are the birth mother of the child, and no one has filed and won legal custody, we cannot help you as you are automatically the custodial parent and there is no legal action to take.

Sealing of Criminal Records

Want to explore whether your prior criminal records can be sealed by the Court?  Come in and let our volunteer paralegals and attorneys help you fill out your court forms using the latest in document preparatation software. We then give you instructions on how to file your forms with the clerk and what to do next.

Legal Resource Center

Want to alter an order for visitation, custody or support from a divorce or dissolution decree?  Not getting your court ordered support?  Come in and let our volunteer paralegals and attorneys help you fill out your court forms using the latest in document preparatation software.  We then give you instructions on how to file your forms with the clerk and what to do next.

Please note that we cannot do shared parenting agreements.

Wills/Advance Directives Clinic

Come in and have our volunteer paralegals and attorneys aid you in using the latest in document preparation software to draft wills, living wills, power of attorneys, and health care power of attorneys.  This clinic is open to all Medicaid eligible seniors.