Supporting attorneys who represent the indigent accused and people exonerated by the Ohio Innocence Project


Friends to the Indigent believes a respectful and fair criminal justice system depends on having strong indigent defense in place for the poor accused.

We seek to supplement however and wherever necessary to make sure lawyers representing the poor of our community are well-trained and well-prepared to zealously and effectively represent their clients.

Veterans Day CLE 2023: Registration Now Open!

Veterans Day CLE 2023 Agenda
Join Friends to the Indigent at the 2023 Veterans Day CLE, November 10, 2023, at the Sharonville Convention Center.

Register for 2023 Veterans Day CLE 

Friends is the fiscal sponsor of the Exonerees Fund of the Post-Release Suppport Project. The Exonerees Fund provides necessary support directly to people exonerated by the Ohio Innocence Project in the form of loans and grants. Donate to the Exonorees Fund

Quick Facts

  • Raise money to fund top-notch trial training
  • Designed to assist public defenders and other appointed counsel in Hamilton County, Ohio
  • Used litigation as a means to require county leaders to provide proper training and educational resources for the Hamilton County Public Defender’s office


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Veterans Day CLE 2023: Registration Now Open!

Attend the Friends for the Indigent’s annual Veterans Day CLE on November 10, 2023.

The day-long event, held at the Sharonville, Ohio Convention Center, benefits Friends to the Indigent.



Support our mission

Generous donations like yours help underwrite programs and scholarships for training attendees.


Friends is a 501(c)(3) charity. We assist those who provide representation to the indigent accused in their training and educational needs.


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(513) 651-5666


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