Bank on Justice

“Bank on justice” by choosing a Prime Partner Bank for your interest on lawyer trust accounts (IOLTA) and interest on trust accounts (IOTA).

Pro Bono

Volunteer and help make a difference in the lives of low-income Ohioans.

Access to Justice in Ohio

Learn about Ohio legal aids’ funding sources, the types of cases they handle, and other general information including location and counties served.

Our Mission

The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation is committed to improving access to justice and ensuring that legal aid societies and other resources, programs and services address the unmet civil legal needs of low-income and underserved Ohioans.


Court Seeking Applications for Civil Justice Fund to Help Ohioans in Need

September 5th, 2018|0 Comments

The Ohio Supreme Court is accepting applications for a program aimed at improving access to justice for low-income, underserved, and disadvantaged Ohioans. Read more in Court News Ohio.

OLAF board member Bill Dowling receives pro bono award

August 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

Akron attorney and OLAF board member William Dowling has been named a recipient of the 2018 John and Ginny Elam Pro Bono Award. The award recognizes a lawyer's pro bono legal [...]

Prime Partner Banks improve access to justice in Ohio

August 15th, 2018|0 Comments

Contact: Jennifer Rieman (614) 715-8572 COLUMBUS (August 15, 2018) — The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation has announced its 2018 Prime Partners, financial institutions committed to improving access to justice [...]

Applicants sought for 2019 Justice for All Fellowship

July 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Lawyers have the power to perform transformative work that changes lives, particularly for low-income Ohioans. That’s the guiding principle of Patrick Higgins’ work, an Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation Justice for [...]



Thank you to Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor for stopping by the fellows training today! @courtnewsohio

We're excited to welcome our fellows to #Columbus today! Their action-packed day concludes at the OLAF board meeting. #accesstojustice

This new paper from @CLSphila is great: Why Clear a Record? The Life-Changing Impact of Expungement… Retweeted by Ohio Legal Aid