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CMBA Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) provides referrals to private attorneys for hire. If the LRS is unable to provide you with a referral for any reason, we will do our best to refer you to a community resource where you may find the assistance you need. The following resource information is 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.

Pro Bono (volunteer or free lawyer) assistance:
- The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
(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

- Pro Seniors:; (800) 488-6070

Military Legal Assistance:
-U.S. Coast Guard Ninth District Legal Office: (216) 902-6010
-ABA Military Pro Bono Project: (312) 988-5783
-Ohio Military/Veterans Legal Assistance Project: (614) 236-6769

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):
-Ohio Legal Help:
-Cleveland Law Library Association:

Housing Rights Information:
The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland: (216) 861-5955
- Cleveland Municipal Court: (216) 664-4295 ask to speak to a Housing Court Specialist

Consumer Protection:
-Ohio Attorney General:; (800) 282-0515

HIPAA Violations:
-U.S. Dept. Health and Human Services:
-Region V Office for Civil Rights:; (800) 368-1019

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: (216) 443-8560
Cleveland Municipal Court: (216) 664-4870

Professional Complaints
Ohio State Dental Board:; (614) 466-2580
Ohio State Medical Board:; (800) 554-7717
Ohio State Veterinary Medical Licensing Board: (614) 644-5281
Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation: (800) 644-6292 

Find a Lawyer Referral Service:

United Way Greater Cleveland: Call 2-1-1 for community resources.