Our Services

Direct Client Representation

Representation is provided to individuals facing serious legal situations affecting loved ones/family relationships, housing, livelihood, personal safety, liberty, or other basic necessities of life. Franklin County Legal Services practices in family, immigration, landlord/tenant, and other areas of civil law.

Legal Advice

In appropriate situations, advice only is provided to alleviate fear and give direction.

Pro Bono Referrals

For legal matters that we cannot provide direct representation or legal advice for in-house, individuals may receive a referral to receive pro bono (free) services from a local private attorney in a variety of civil matters.
FCLS Staff in Front of Old Courthouse

Citizenship Exam Preparation Classes

The classes prepare individuals to take the naturalization exam in which persons are tested on their knowledge of United States civics and English skills. For more information, please click here.
Introduction to Humanitarian Immigration

Self-Help Services

Advice, education, and assistance for self-representation in appropriate family law matters is provided. Forms are provided to enable participants to file in court if necessary.

Know Your Rights

Presentations to educate community groups about their legal rights in a variety of topics including landlord/tenant matters and immigration.