Welcome to Toledo Legal Aid Society

Sean McNulty
Chief Public Defender

News and Upcoming Events

MacArthur Safety + Justice Challenge

In April of 2016, Lucas County was awarded a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation $1.75 million grant to reform Lucas County’s criminal justice system. The Safety + Justice challenge allows Lucas County to implement meaningful reform in our criminal justice system as we address fundamental questions about community safety, the use of jails, and justice for all.

Learn more about Lucas County’s efforts to ensure that our criminal justice system works for all residents at the


View  http://www.lucascountyoh.gov/DocumentCenter/View/64692

Mission Statement

The mission of the Toledo Legal Aid Society is to provide excellent legal representation, in a competent, assertive, and personal manner, to all indigent clients who are charged with the commission of an offense or act that is in violation of a statute of the State of Ohio, or an ordinance of a municipality within Lucas County, and for which the penalty or any possible adjudication includes the potential loss of liberty.

Employment Opportunities


TLAS Fellowship Program is hiring up to five attorneys in Lucas County, Ohio.  Successful candidates must be licensed with the Ohio Supreme Court.  In addition, graduates from an accredited college of law who are awaiting Ohio bar results will be considered for the fellowship program.  Please see http://www.nlada.org/node/27416 for a more detailed description. Email cover letter and resume by October 11, 2019 to: ToledoLegalAidSociety@Yahoo.com