What We Do

About Us

Operation Legal Help Ohio (OLHO) is a non-profit founded in 2013 to meet the unmet legal needs of Ohio's brave men and women who have served in the Armed Forces.

Our mission is to marshal volunteer legal resources to help veterans and servicemembers avoid homelessness, remove barriers to employment, and protect their physical, mental and financial health.

OLHO connects veterans and servicemembers who meet eligibility requirements with our statewide network of volunteer attorneys.

Legal Assistance

is provided for the following legal matters:

  • Landlord/Tenant Issues & Evictions
  • Credit Card Debt & Other Consumer Issues
  • Uncontested Divorce or Dissolution
  • Wills & Advance Directives
  • VA Benefits Appeals
  • Expungement of Criminal Records
  • Driver's License Reinstatement

Background

While an Ohio Supreme Court Justice, Evelyn Lundberg Stratton was focused on finding a path to assist Ohio’s veterans and servicemembers who experienced challenges within the legal system. She first urged the creation of Veterans’ Treatment Courts, a diversion program targeted at rehabilitating veterans facing criminal charges, rather than punishing them. Stratton found that many of the veterans she encountered had issues with civil justice, not just criminal matters, and she was determined to build a program that would offer civil legal representation to those who could not afford to hire a lawyer.

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