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Vermilion Municipal Court
687 Decatur St
Vermilion Municipal Court has jurisdiction in the City of Vermilion, in Brownhelm Township except for the City of Lorain, and in the Townships of Vermilion and Florence in Erie County.
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Vermilion Municipal Court Information
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Lorain County Law Library
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Lorain County Lawyer Complaints
The Lorain County Bar Association offers a fee arbitration program for fee disputes with lawyers, and a Grievance Committee to help resolve complaints about lawyers for misconduct. Links are under "For the Public" in the left column.
Lorain County Low-Cost Legal Help
The Lorain County Bar Association's Modest Means Program provides reduced-fee legal services to low-income residents, with an emphasis on domestic relations matters. A link to the required financial disclosure form is included.
Northeastern Ohio Legal Assistance
The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland offers free civil legal help to low-income residents of Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, and Lorain Counties. A telephone application line, locations of local offices, information about programs, resources, and answers to frequently asked questions are provided.
Domestic Violence Legal Assistance
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The Office of the Ohio Public Defender offers information about its representation of indigent defendants in criminal cases, with links to local county public defenders and appointed counsel.
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Legal Assistance for Seniors
Pro Seniors provides Ohio residents over 60 with free legal assistance by telephone in all counties, in-person staff attorney assistance, and referrals to private attorneys who will assist low-income seniors for a reduced fee.
Legal Assistance for the Disabled
Disability Rights Ohio provides free legal assistance to disabled persons on a variety of matters, including disability abuse, neglect, and discrimination, and access to assistive technology devices, special education, housing, employment, voting rights, and community integration.
Legal Assistance for Western Ohio and Migrant Farmworkers
Legal Aid of Western Ohio and Advocates for Basic Legal Equality provide free civil legal services for low-income residents of 32 western Ohio counties, and for migrant farmworkers statewide. A toll-free telephone line, online application forms in English and Spanish, and local office contacts are included.