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Links to resources outside the Summit County Court of Common Pleas Juvenile Division

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Akron Bar Association, Lawyer Referral Service

Do you need to hire a lawyer? For over 73 years, the Akron Bar Association has provided a Lawyer Referral & Information Service (LRIS) to the general public of Summit, Medina, Portage, and Wayne Counties. LRIS exceeds the standards of the Supreme Court of Ohio, and has an A+ accreditation from the Better Business Bureau (BBB).

Community Legal Aid

A non-profit law firm serving the legal needs of low-income individuals and families in central northeast Ohio.

Ohio Legal Help

Ohio Legal Help leverages technology and innovation to improve justice and fairness for all Ohioans. Our work removes barriers to the law so that all Ohioans can understand their legal options, make informed decisions and connect to legal and community resources.

Summit Legal Defenders

Summit Legal Defenders is a non-profit legal agency serving as the public defender for Summit County, Ohio. Our office handles misdemeanors, juvenile delinquencies, and contested adoptions for indigent citizens of Summit County. We have offices in downtown Akron, Barberton, and in the Summit County Juvenile and Stow courthouses.

My Ohio Rights

Wondering what rights and responsibilities you have during police stops or when recording police? Have other questions about the criminal justice system and how it works? Here you will find valuable resources for students, parents and educators, including videos with quick informational summaries and helpful articles written by Ohio attorneys and judges.


Bridges, Ohio’s extended foster care program for young adults ages 18-21 years old, provides a wide range of supportive services tailored to participants’ unique needs. All services are designed to help former foster youth become successful, self-sufficient adults.

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