Veterans legal clinic announced

Published 4:09 pm Thursday, December 29, 2016

With the assistance of Jack Welz and his staff at the Lawrence County Veterans Service Office and the full support of the Lawrence County Commission, Southeastern Ohio Legal Services has announced a new Veterans Legal Clinic in Lawrence County.

This legal clinic is the first of its kind in the county. The next clinic will be from 1-2 p.m. on Jan. 4, in the county commissioners’ chambers, which is located on the third floor of the Lawrence County Courthouse in Ironton. SEOLS will host the clinic monthly at that location.

The new clinic is unique in that it will be available only to military veterans from Lawrence County. In addition to domestic relations and juvenile court matters, veterans will also be able to obtain brief legal advice, information and possibly direct representation in many other civil legal matters, including landlord-tenant issues, consumer/debt collection issues, record sealing, small claims and some veterans benefits cases. The clinic will be staffed by a SEOLS attorney.

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SEOLS is the legal aid law firm serving low-income individuals in Lawrence County. The SEOLS office is open from 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. Monday-Friday (except federal holidays) and is located at 800 Gallia St., Suite 700 in Portsmouth.

Requests for legal assistance can be made by calling SEOLS at 1-800-837-2508 or 740-354-7563. Information is also available at and SEOLS is also on Facebook.