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Get help with civil legal matters including debtor/creditor issues, foreclosures, bankruptcy advice, eviction, family law issues, and more. 

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The Ohio Justice Bus is a mobile legal aid office that offers free legal advice to low-income residents. Residents can visit Library locations below to talk to an attorney privately about civil legal matters including debtor/creditor issues, foreclosures, bankruptcy advice, eviction, family law issues, and more. Services are walk up only (no appointment) and available on a first come, first served basis.

Schedule:
(W) Aug. 21: 10 a.m. – noon | West Toledo
Domestic relations/family law

(W) Nov. 20: 10 a.m. – noon | Main Library
Consumer rights/bankruptcy

The Ohio Justice Bus is powered by the Ohio Access to Justice Foundation, American Electric Power Foundation, and the Supreme Court of Ohio. Presented in partnership by the Toledo Lucas County Public Library, the Lucas County Law Library, and the Toledo Bar Association.

Learn how to complete a living will and designate a healthcare power of attorney with Sara Chambers, BSN, RN, CHPN, Community Educator with Hospice of Northwest Ohio. After the presentation, participants will have the opportunity to set up a one-to-one appointment with a certified facilitator to complete these forms – for free!

The fourth Wednesday of every month will feature an educational presentation related to Ohio and Michigan documents. This presentation will include (but is not limited to):
  • The history of advance directives
  • How to complete a LW/HC-POA
  • Surrogate decision-maker rules for each state
  • Time for questions and answers
For any questions related to advance care planning, advance directives, or advocating for yourself should you become seriously ill or injured please contact Sara at:
Call: 419.931.5423
 
Schedule: (no appointment needed)
 
(W) June 26 | West Toledo | 10 – 11 a.m.
(W) Aug. 28 | Sylvania | 6 – 7 p.m.
(W) Sept. 25 | Kent | 10 – 11 a.m.
(W) Oct. 23 | Sanger | | 10 – 11 a.m.
(W) Nov. 27 | Maumee | 10 – 11 a.m.
(W) Dec. 18 | Heatherdowns | 10 – 11 a.m.
United Way 211 is a free and anonymous information and referral service available to anyone in Lucas, Ottawa or Wood County with a health or human service need. Connect with Community Resource Advisors 24/7 by dialing2-1-1 (or 800.650.HELP), by texting your zip code to 898-211, or by visiting the 2-1-1 to You table at Main Library.

Schedule:
Tuesdays | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Main Library

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