Hamilton County Domestic Relations Family Law Clinic

The Family Law Clinic is closed until further notice.

Who We Are

Volunteer lawyers and law students provide free help to low-income litigants representing themselves in Hamilton County Domestic Relations Court. We offer assistance prior to the filing of an action, during the filing process, as the case progresses through the court process, as well as after a divorce or dissolution has been granted.

How We Can Help

All aspects of a divorce or dissolution including:
Initial Filings
Decree Paperwork
Child Support

What The Clinic Cannot Do

The Clinic volunteer attorneys will not represent you in Court.
Volunteer law students and front-desk personnel cannot give legal advice.
We are unable to provide assistance with Civil Protection Orders.

Hours and Location

800 Broadway, 2nd Floor
Tuesdays 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Thursdays 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Before You Visit

If you do not yet have a pending case, please bring this form with you: Questionnaire. Please preview the forms needed to file for divorce before coming to the clinic. The forms can be found here: Forms and Procedures Section.

Family Law Clinic

Legal Aid
Women Helping Women
Cincinnati Bar Lawyer Referral Service
Comprehensive List of Area Legal Resources
FLC-Legal Resources PDF


Volunteer attorneys can receive up to 6 hours of CLE credit per biennial compliance period for pro bono legal services performed. For more information, please see Supreme Court's brochure on How to Earn CLE Credit for Pro Bono Service.

If you are a law student interested in volunteering at the Clinic, please contact Lindsey Gutierrez at lgutierrez@cms.hamilton-co.org or 513-946-9139.

If you are an attorney interested in volunteering at the Clinic, please contact Margaret Malone at MMalone@cms.hamilton-co.org or 513-946-9071.

Clinic volunteers will not appear with you in court. The clinic is a resource provided to help you represent yourself.