WLWT-Channel 5: Hamilton County and UC Law partner to lend expertise to people in need
UC Law staffer speaks about the Help Center for Hamilton County Municipal Court
The Help Center for Hamilton County Municipal Court is a partnership between the UC College of Law and the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts. The center helps individuals without legal representation access the court system by providing education, information and limited legal advice.
The vast majority of tenants facing eviction in Hamilton County go through legal proceedings without a lawyer and many turn to the center for guidance. Rob Wall, director of the center and a staff attorney for the UC College of Law, spoke with WLWT-TV for a story about the center's mission.
Housing issues, such as evictions and rent escrows, are what draw most clients, but the Help Center also assists by providing advice on debt, garnishments and other financial matters along with small claims matters and collecting a judgment. The center works with around 10,000 visitors or callers annually.