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Legal Aid offers clinics, presentations and advocate training in January

Community Legal Aid is a nonprofit law firm serving low-income individuals in central and northeast Ohio.
Community Legal Aid is a nonprofit law firm serving low-income individuals in central and northeast Ohio. (Getty Images)

Community Legal Aid, a nonprofit law firm serving low-income individuals in central and northeast Ohio, is offering several programs in January.

The programs are free, taught by attorneys and open to the public unless otherwise noted. To participate in the programs, call 800-998-9454 or apply online here.

Facebook Live event

Legal Aid will host a live question and answer panel at 5 p.m. Jan. 12 on Facebook Live. Viewers can ask civil legal questions related to housing, debt, family, law, public benefits and more.

Legal clinics

What to do if you are worried about an eviction: Join Legal Aid advocates at 4 p.m. every Tuesday to find out what to expect if you are facing an eviction or falling behind on rent. Learn about legal options and community resources that may be able to help. Click here for online resources and the link to join the free clinic.

Homeowners information class: Learn about your options if you fall behind on your mortgage. This online class is offered on the first and third Thursday of the month starting at 5 p.m. Click here for resources and the link to join the free clinic.

Online record sealing clinic: In partnership with volunteers from Goodyear, this clinic is scheduled for 5 p.m. Jan. 11. Preregistration is required. Those who qualify will be sent the Zoom link information to attend the clinic.

Veterans screening clinics: Offered in partnership with The Carl Nunziato VA Clinic at 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 19. Veterans can speak with an advocate to be screened for free legal help related to housing, debt, public benefits, record sealing and other civil legal matters. Clinic services are by phone appointment only. Call 330-740-9200, ext. 447700, to preregister.

Clarence Darrow Court Clinic (housing and financial concerns): Open to eligible Trumbull County residents facing legal issues related to housing or debt. The clinic operates by phone appointments on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Call 330-983-2584 to preregister.

Legal assistance to victims of domestic violence or sexual assault (Trumbull County): At 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, speak by phone with an attorney about your legal rights and options regarding a variety of civil legal matters, including divorce, custody/visitation, debt/bankruptcy, record sealing, evictions, protection orders and more. Preregister by calling 330-983-2620.

Advocate training

From noon to 4:45 p.m. Jan. 26, a training session will be offered on working with clients with mental illness, substance abuse issues, competency issues and high-conflict issues. Learn how to identify these issues, manage expectations and explore ethical considerations (CLE/CEU credit available).

“Big Ideas Live: Taxes and Low-income Ohioans” will be presented from noon to 1 p.m. Jan. 27. Explore the impact of taxes, including the Expanded Child Tax Credit, on Ohio’s vulnerable populations.

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