Together, we do the community justice.

Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Inc. (LAWO) and Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE) are non-profit regional law firms that provide high quality legal assistance in civil matters to help eligible low-income individuals and groups in western Ohio achieve self reliance, and equal justice and economic opportunity. 

ABLE and LAWO Annual Report

In an effort to reduce paper usage, our 2016 Annual Report to the Community is now available online by clicking the image above. For those preferring a hard copy, please email, or access a PDF version in Media Room >> Annual Reports.

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    LAWO is an LSC-funded program.


LAWO and ABLE serve 32 northwest and west central Ohio counties.
ABLE and LAWO Migrant Farmworker Programs serve all 88 Ohio counties. 

LAWO offices are located in Dayton, Defiance, Findlay, Lima, Sandusky, Springfield, and Toledo. 

ABLE offices are located in Dayton, Defiance, and Toledo.

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