About Operation Legal Help Ohio

As many servicemembers return from deployment overseas and re-enter the civilian population, they find jobs scarce, their military skills in low demand, and their financial resources strained or limited. These veterans may, like many among the low-income community, find it difficult to pay their rent, face high credit-card debt and determined creditors, experience unemployment or loss of a former job, or even struggle to maintain a healthy and lasting marriage. Consequently, many American heroes quickly find themselves in the middle of our civil justice system without the resources necessary to retain a lawyer for assistance with these life issues.


As a program of the Ohio Military/Veterans Legal Assistance Project, Operation Legal Help Ohio (OLHO) helps to connect low-income servicemembers and veterans with volunteer lawyers willing to represent them free of charge in the following legal actions: landlord/tenant issues and evictions, credit card debt and other consumer issues, employment and reemployment challenges (as defined under USERRA), uncontested divorce or dissolution, estate planning (wills and advance directives), and VA benefits.


Do you need assistance with a non-legal matter? Visit the Ohio Department of Veterans Services website for information about other services available to Ohio veterans, including: job opportunities, mental health services, VA medical centers, education, and more.


Operation Legal Help Ohio is a program of the Ohio Military/Veterans Legal Assistance Project, a non-profit corporation whose mission is to provide legal representation to the brave men and women of this nation who are putting themselves, or who have previously put themselves, in harm’s way to protect our country and serve us all.