We heard some “whispers” about the Legal Aid Society, so we thought that we would start with their website to determine who they are, and what they do. The following is from their website:
“Legal Aid’s mission is to secure justice and resolve fundamental problems for those who are low income and vulnerable by providing high quality legal services and working for systemic solutions.
Founded in 1905, Legal Aid is the fifth oldest legal aid organization in the United States. Legal Aid’s 40 staff attorneys, 25 other staff members, and 2900 volunteer lawyers ensure access to justice for low income people.
Legal Aid has four offices and serves clients in Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake and Lorain counties.
Legal Aid represents clients in court and in administrative hearings. We also provide advice and brief assistance. Legal Aid handles cases that impact on basic needs such as health, shelter and safety, economics and education, and access to justice. Legal Aid’s attorneys practice in the areas of consumer rights, domestic violence, education, employment, family law, health, housing, foreclosure, immigration, public benefits, utilities, and tax.”
Legal Aid’s General Business Line Call this number if you are a current client or have other business with any of Legal Aid’s offices. 888-808-2800 or 216-861-5500
Media Inquiries: This number is for members of the media with interview or story requests. 216-861-5217
8 North State Street, Suite 300 Painesville, OH 44077 Fax: 440-352-0015
Office Hours: Daily by Appointment Only
They are located in downtown Painesville, but since they do not handle ‘walk-ins’, we will have to start with a call to their media inquires phone number.
We will keep you posted. We sincerely hope that they are model citizens, and are in compliance with Title 8, Section 1324 of the U.S. Immigration laws – aiding and abetting illegal aliens.