Hamilton County offers help so people can represent themselves in court
The Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court says the new Help Centers provided by the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts will be models for the nation. The Help Centers, staffed by volunteer lawyers, are designed so people who can’t afford an attorney can represent themselves in Municipal, Juvenile and Domestic Relations courts. That's one in five Ohioans. The Help Center for Municipal Court, located just inside the front door in Room 113, opens Tuesday morning. “This Help Center will fill an urgent need in our community by making justice more available,” said Clerk of Courts Aftab Pureval.