CLC legal staff provide general legal education on Ohio law and other preventative legal services and advocacy to residents in the greater Toledo area for their situations dealing with the following areas of Civil law: Landlord-Tenant and other basic residential Real Estate, Contracts, Employment, Consumer and basic End of Life planning. They will also provide limited or full representation as legal staff are available on some small civil cases (typically only those filed or that could be filed in municipal courts) as well as some small misdemeanor Criminal and Traffic matters, Drivers License and state identification issues. Popular areas for assistance are listed below. Note: Where full representation or personalized education sessions are not available at a given time, services may be available through CLC's monthly CEOs/clinics or Pro Se Assistance Center. See the Services page for more information.
(Residential, private housing only)
Moving in and out Processes
- Move out notices
- Security deposits, damage issues
- Applications: Accepting, Rejecting, Responding
- Three day notices: Preparing, Serving, Receiving
- Complaints: Filing in Court, Serving Tenant
- Receiving/Responding to a Landlord Complaint
- Defenses and Counterclaims
- Default Judgment, Assessment of Damages
- Judgments: Collecting* / Overturning
Debt Collection Disputes /Settlement
Credit Report Concerns
Harassing Calls from Telemarketers /Collectors
Real Estate (Limited*)
Residential deed work
Housing Court issues (Code violations, Landlord Tenant- see list)
End of Life Issues (Limited*):
Last Will and Testament
Advance Directives: Living wills,
Durable Powers of Attorney for Healthcare, Anatomical Registry (Organ Donation document)
Body Donation ("to science") document
Transfer on death deed (house)
Burial /Cremation Directives
Advocacy with medical and other professionals during serious medical /mental health crisis.
Family planning meetings to support member's end of life.
Medicaid related probate issues.
*CLC does not currently probate estates.