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.


Sophia Chang joins the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation as pro bono director

September 26th, 2018|0 Comments

Contact: Jennifer Rieman; (614) 715-8572; COLUMBUS, Ohio (September 26, 2018) — The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation (OLAF) has hired Sophia Chang as pro bono director. Chang is an attorney with [...]

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 [...]



A lot of people and organizations came together today to help Central Ohioans navigate the driver's license reinstatement process. A big thank you to the attorney volunteers who made the event possible! @LASColumbus #probono

Thurs., Nov. 1 is the 2018 Access to Justice Awards Celebration! in Dayton. Awards presented to honorees who have worked diligently as advocates for the rights of low-income & disadvantaged people living in Miami Valley. Details: @LAWOLawInc @ToledoBarAssn Retweeted by Ohio Legal Aid

ABLE's Debra Lavey '99, @UDaytonLaw talks with law students who read Matthew Desmond's book "Evicted" this semester, about the work she does protecting against unfair rental practices and bad housing conditions.… Retweeted by Ohio Legal Aid