Hamilton County Domestic Relations Family Law Clinic

The Family Law Clinic IS NOW OPEN. all appointments will be via telephone.

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
Custody
Visitation
Child Support

What The Clinic Cannot Do

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

Hours and Location

800 Broadway, 2nd Floor
The Clinic will not be having in-person visits. All telephone appointments must be scheduled by the court.
Tuesdays 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Thursdays 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

TO REQUEST SERVICES
Complete the Family Law Clinic Application, QuestionnaireAgreement for Limited Legal Services and Poverty Affidavit to see if you qualify for services from one of the volunteer attorneys.
To email your completed application packet, please email it to Hannah Sampson at FLC@cms.hamilton-co.org.
You may also mail or drop off your completed application packet to: 
Hamilton County Domestic Relations Court
Attn: Hannah Sampson, Room 2-34
800 Broadway
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

If you qualify for services, we will contact you to schedule a telephone appointment with a volunteer lawyer. If you do not qualify, we will notify you also.


Family Law Clinic
Resources

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

Volunteers

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 Hannah Sampson at FLC@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.