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Protecting The Rights of People Living, Working, and Raising Their Families in Poverty

Prevent homelessness and protect renters from uninhabitable living conditions. Protect seniors and veterans. Ensure access to healthcare and education. Support welcoming communities and due process for immigrants. Rebuild neighborhoods and empower residents. Lift up the voices of people often unheard and left behind. 

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Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE) is a non-profit regional law firm that provides high-quality legal assistance in civil matters to help low-income individuals and groups in Ohio achieve self-reliance, and equal justice and economic opportunity.


Hear how our Clients navigated the Medicaid system.

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$1 million HUD grant for eviction protection in rural communities

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Drivers' License Legal Clinics

Removing Barriers to Employment  

Legal help leveraged a legislative pilot program


Know Your Rights Videos in Three Languages

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ABLE Attorneys Publish Analysis on the Community Lawyering Model 

ABLE attorneys Kathleen Kersh and Matthew Currie’s analysis of how the community lawyering model can be used to promote community power to change unjust systems was recently published in the UIC Law Review.

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2022 Summer Associate Program

ABLE is currently accepting applicants for our 2022 Summer Associate Program, which gives law students experience, feedback, and a real-world legal aid setting. 

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Who Gets Stopped in Oakwood? The Racial Divide.

Reasons to be concerned about how frequently Black drivers are stopped in Dayton's Oakwood.

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ABLE Publishes 2022 Immigration Advocacy Project Report to the Community

Read our Immigration Advocacy Project's report to the community, featuring important updates, statistics, and client stories about our impact on agricultural worker and immigrant communities throughout Ohio.


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