Legal Resources

American Civil Liberties Union (216) 781-6276
1266 W. 6th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
Defends the people’s rights under the constitution and the Bill of Rights.

Catholic Action Commission (440) 244-6037
2500 Elyria Avenue
Lorain, Ohio 44055
Department of social justice in Lorain County for the Cleveland Diocese. Resource lending library available at this site.

Conflict Resolution Center (440) 245-6500 or (440) 808-1111
221 West 21st Street, Suite E 
Lorain, Ohio 44052
Provides mediation between parents and children, youth services for fighting, vandalism, truancy, curfew violations, Juvenile diversion program for runaways, non-violent misdemeanors, unruly behavior.

Legal Aid Society (440) 323-8240 or (440) 277-9098
Provides legal representation in civil cases for low-income individuals and/or persons 60 years and above who cannot afford an attorney.

Legal Hotline for Older Adults (800) 488-6070
Free legal advice for Ohio residents over the age of 60. Referrals made to local attorneys when needed.

Lorain County Bar Association (440) 242-0026
401 Broad Street
Elyria, Ohio 44035

Lorain County Domestic Relations Court (440) 326-4035
Family Divorce Services (440) 326-4846
Mediation Services
320 North Gateway Boulevard
Third Floor
Elyria, Ohio 44035
Provide facilitation, home studies. Mediation includes Pro se mediation of issues regarding property, medical bills and visitation schedules for those with either a case number or an administrative order number.

Lorain County Urban League (800) 662-FAIR
401 Broad Street (440) 323-3364
Elyria, Ohio 44035
Fair housing agent for Lorain County. Referral service to resolve landlord and tenant disputes.

Ohio Legal Rights Services (800) 282-9181
Advocates for people with disabilities.

Victim/Witness Division of Lorain County (440) 329-539
1 Support and information for victims of crimes in which police reports have been filed.