“At the Athens office we have a lot of dedicated folks
working hard to provide services to Washington as well as Morgan and Noble
counties. We still receive lots of requests for services, and we do the best we
can with the resources we have.
“In terms of service it’s been relatively seemless,
although it’s rough not to have a local office where people can kind of bounce
in when they need to, or for the courts to say “just go down to Second Street,
so it’s a little less convenient.
“But we’ve always done a lot of work by telephone, fax,
and e-mail, so we’re just doing a lot more of that. We’ve also started a
program where you can apply for services by online to our website.”
Bozian says that if you call the published Marietta phone number it will
transfer to Athens, but that’s going away soon. The toll-free number for
Southeastern Ohio Legal Services is 800-686-3669.