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As many servicemembers return from deployment overseas and reenter the civilian population, they find jobs scarce, their military skills in low demand, and their financial resources strained or limited. For example, these veterans, like many among the low-income community, find it difficult to pay their rent, face high credit-card debt and determined creditors, experience unemployment or
The Operation Legal Help Ohio (OLHO) is set up to connect low-income servicemembers and veterans with volunteer lawyers willing to represent them free of charge in the following legal actions: landlord/tenant evictions, credit card debt and other consumer issues, employment and reemployment challenges (as defined under USERRA), and uncontested divorce and dissolutions. OLHO is an evolving project: the initial pilot focuses on legal issues arising in Franklin and contiguous counties; however, OLHO is actively expanding services throughout the state of Ohio.
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loss of a former job, and in some cases struggle to maintain a healthy and lasting marriage. Consequently, many American heroes quickly find themselves in the middle of our civil justice system without the resources necessary to retain a lawyer for assistance with these life issues.
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