Legal Aid offers free legal clinics, workshops and programs in February

Community Legal Aid is offering free workshops next month to those who may need legal assistance or have an interest in these legal topics. All programs are taught by attorneys and are free and open to the public.

All Community Legal Aid events can be found at www.communitylegalaid.org/events. Check back periodically, as more workshops may be added.

Upcoming Events and Workshops

Legal Office Hours at Taft Promise Neighborhood (Youngstown) – Wednesday, Feb. 6, 9 a.m., 3025 South Avenue (corner of South and Boston), at the old Youngstown fire station. Free and open to Taft Promise Neighborhood residents. Meet with a Legal Aid attorney to discuss your legal needs and find out if you qualify for assistance. To schedule an appointment call 330-362-8350.

Custody Clinic: Learn How to Represent Yourself (Stark County) – Wednesday, Feb. 6. 1-3 p.m., Legal Aid’s Stark County Office, 306 Market Ave. N., Canton. Free and open to those who qualify, the clinic is designed to educate clients on the custody process and help them complete the required forms. Clients then represent themselves and manage their case from there. Cases must be agreed change of custody. Those interested must apply by calling the Legal Aid HelpLine at 800-998-9454.

Divorce Clinic: Learn how to represent yourself (Stark County) – Thursday, Feb. 7, 9 a.m., at held at Legal Aid’s Stark County Office, 306 Market Ave. N., Canton. Free and open to those who qualify, this clinic is designed to educate clients on the divorce process and help them complete the forms required to petition the court for a divorce.  Those interested must apply by calling the Legal Aid HelpLine at 800-998-9454.

Legal Aid at Taft Elementary School (Youngstown) – Tuesday, Feb. 12, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., Taft Elementary School, 730 E. Avondale Ave. Free and open to residents of the Taft Promise Neighborhood. Meet with a Legal Aid attorney to discuss your legal needs and see if you qualify for assistance. To schedule an appointment call 330-362-8350.

Veterans' Legal Clinic (Youngstown) -- Wednesday, Feb. 13, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Youngstown VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinic, 2031 Belmont Avenue, Youngstown. Free legal support for issues such as bankruptcy and debt, domestic violence, health, housing, public benefits, record sealing, federal taxes.  simple estate planning and more. For an appointment, call 330-740-9200, ext. 1570. Walk-ins welcome. 

Legal Office Hours at Taft Promise Neighborhood (Youngstown) – Wednesday, Feb. 13, 9 a.m., 3025 South Avenue (corner of South and Boston), at the old Youngstown fire station. Free and open to Taft Promise Neighborhood residents. Meet with a Legal Aid attorney to discuss your legal needs and find out if you qualify for assistance. To schedule an appointment call 330-362-8350.

Homeowner Information Class (Stark County) – Wednesday, Feb. 13, 5 p.m. Perry Library, 5710 12th Street, NW, Canton. Free and open to the public, this workshop covers such issues as foreclosure, mortgage payments, programs to help homeowners keep their homes, and others. Attendees are encouraged to bring related paperwork.

Financial Wellness workshop – Thursday, Feb. 14, 8:30 a.m. This free workshop will provide information about debt mitigation, bankruptcy, and financial help. For locations and to apply, call the Legal Aid HelpLine at 800-998-9454.

Veterans' Legal Clinic (Akron) -- Friday, Feb. 15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Akron VA Community Resource and Referral Center, 111 E. voris Street, Akron.  Free legal support for issues such as bankruptcy and debt, domestic violence, health, housing, public benefits, record sealing, federal taxes.  simple estate planning and more. For an appointment, call 330-761-7054, option #4.. Walk-ins welcome. 

Legal Aid at Taft Elementary School (Youngstown) – Tuesday, Feb. 19, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., Taft Elementary School, 730 E. Avondale Ave. Free and open to residents of the Taft Promise Neighborhood. Meet with a Legal Aid attorney to discuss your legal needs and see if you qualify for assistance. To schedule an appointment call 330-362-8350.

Legal Office Hours at Taft Promise Neighborhood (Youngstown) – Wednesday, Feb. 20, 9 a.m., 3025 South Avenue (corner of South and Boston), at the old Youngstown fire station. Free and open to Taft Promise Neighborhood residents. Meet with a Legal Aid attorney to discuss your legal needs and find out if you qualify for assistance. To schedule an appointment call 330-362-8350.

Custody Clinic: Learn How to Represent Yourself (Youngstown) – Wednesday, Feb. 20. 9-11 a.m., Legal Aid’s Mahoning County Office (First National Plaza, seventh floor), 11 Federal Street, Youngstown. Free and open to those who qualify, the clinic is designed to educate clients on the custody process and help them complete the required forms. Clients then represent themselves and manage their case from there. Cases must be agreed change of custody. Those interested must apply by calling the Legal Aid HelpLine at 800-998-9454.

Custody and Visitation Clinic: Learn how to represent yourself (Summit County) – Thursday, Feb. 21, 9 a.m., at Legal Aid’s Akron Office, Akron Centre Plaza, 50 South Main Street, Suite 800, Akron. Free and open to those how qualify the clinic is designed to educate clients on the custody process and help them complete the required forms. Clients then represent themselves and manage their case from there. Cases must be agreed change of custody. Those interested must apply by calling the Legal Aid HelpLine at 800-998-9454.

Divorce Clinic: Learn how to represent yourself (Wayne County), Thursday, Feb. 21, 9-10 a.m. Free and open to those who qualify. Registration required. To apply, call the Legal Aid HelpLine at 800-998-9454.

Veterans' Legal Clinic (Canton) -- Wednesday, Feb. 13, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Youngstown VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinic, 2031 Belmont Avenue, Youngstown. Free legal support for issues such as bankruptcy and debt, domestic violence, health, housing, public benefits, record sealing, federal taxes.  simple estate planning and more. For an appointment, call 330-740-9200, ext. 1570. Walk-ins welcome. 

Legal Aid at Taft Elementary School (Youngstown) – Tuesday, Feb. 26, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., Taft Elementary School, 730 E. Avondale Ave. Free and open to residents of the Taft Promise Neighborhood. Meet with a Legal Aid attorney to discuss your legal needs and see if you qualify for assistance. To schedule an appointment call 330-362-8350.

Divorce Clinic: Learn how to represent yourself (Wayne County), Thursday, Feb. 21, 9-10 a.m.. Free and open to those who qualify. Registration required. To apply, call the Legal Aid HelpLine at 800-998-9454.

Veterans' Legal Clinic (Canton) -- Monday, February 25, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Canton VA Community-Based Outpatietn Clinic, 733 Market Avenue South, Canton  Free legal support for issues such as bankruptcy and debt, domestic violence, health, housing, public benefits, record sealing, federal taxes.  simple estate planning and more. For an appointment, call 330-761-7054, option #4. Walk-ins welcome. 

Legal Office Hours at Taft Promise Neighborhood (Youngstown) – Wednesday, Feb. 27, 3:30 p.m. 3025 South Avenue (corner of South and Boston), at the old Youngstown fire station. Free and open to Taft Promise Neighborhood residents. Meet with a Legal Aid attorney to discuss your legal needs and find out if you qualify for assistance. To schedule an appointment call 330-362-8350.

Divorce Clinic: Learn how to represent yourself (Summit County), Wednesday, Feb. 27, 9-10 a.m.. Free and open to those who qualify. Registration required. To apply, call the Legal Aid HelpLine at 800-998-9454.  

Custody Clinic: Learn How to Represent Yourself (Trumbull County) – Wednesday, Feb. 27. 9-11 a.m., Legal Aid’s Trumbull County Office, 160 E. Market Street, Suite 225, Warren. Free and open to those who qualify, the clinic is designed to educate clients on the custody process and help them complete the required forms. Clients then represent themselves and manage their case from there. Cases must be agreed change of custody. Those interested must apply by calling the Legal Aid HelpLine at 800-998-9454.

Homeowner Information Class (Stark County) – Wednesday, Feb. 27, 5-6:30 p.m. Rodman Library, 215 E. Broadway Street, Canton. Free and open to the public, this workshop covers such issues as foreclosure, mortgage payments, programs to help homeowners keep their homes, and others. . Attendees are encouraged to bring related paperwork.

Financial Wellness workshop – Thursday, Feb. 28, 1 p.m. This free workshop will provide information about debt mitigation, bankruptcy, and financial help. For locations and to apply, call the Legal Aid HelpLine at 800-998-9454.

Posted: January 30, 2019