Information Resources

CMBA Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) provides referrals to private attorneys for hire. If LRS cannot provide a referral for any reason, we will do our best to otherwise help people however we can. 

To this end, the following links and contacts are provided as a public service only. Neither the CMBA nor our LRS are directly affiliated with any of these organizations, and we cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information they provide. Contact information is subject to change.


For Pro Bono (volunteer or free lawyer) assistance:

The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
www.lasclev.org
(216) 687-1900
Toll-free Intake: (888) 817-3777
Mon/Weds/Fri 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tues/Thurs 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Cuyahoga County Public Defender: (216) 443-7223

Military Legal Assistance

Local Law School Legal Clinics

  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law Clinics: (216) 687-3947
  • Milton Kramer Law Clinic (Case): (216) 368-2766

Guidance for pro se litigants (those representing themselves in court)

Housing Rights Information

The Cleveland Tenants Organization: www.clevelandtenants.org; (216) 432-0617

Consumer Protection

Ohio Attorney General: www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov; (800) 282-0515

HIPAA Violations

Other Bar Associations

  • The American Bar Association: (800) 285-2221
  • Ohio State Bar Association: (800) 282-6556
  • Akron Bar Association: (330) 253-5038
  • Cincinnati Bar Association: (513) 381-8359
  • Columbus Bar Association: (614) 221-0754
  • Dayton Bar Association: (937) 222-6102
  • Lorain County Bar Association: (440) 323-8416
  • Medina County Bar Association: (330) 725-9794
  • Mahoning County Bar Association: (330) 746-2933
  • Richland County Bar Association: (419) 524-9944
  • Stark County Bar Association: (330) 453-0685
  • Toledo Bar Association: (419) 242-9363

Local Courts

  • The Supreme Court of Ohio: (800) 826-9010
  • Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas

Professional Complaints

  • The Ohio State Dental Board: www.dental.ohio.gov; (614) 466-2580
  • The Ohio State Medical Board: www.med.ohio.gov; (800) 554-7717
  • The Ohio State Veterinary Board: (614) 644-5281

Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation: (800) 644-6292