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OSBA Honors Pelanda With Lawyer Legislator Award

Foundation board member Rep. Dorothy Pelanda (R-Marysville), has been recognized by the Ohio State Bar Association with its 2017 Lawyer Legislator Award. The award recognizes Ohio lawyers who also provide exceptional service as Ohio legislators. Read more here.

May 2nd, 2017|

OSBA Honors Susan Choe With Women Lawyers’ Award

COLUMBUS, OHIO (April 28, 2017) – Susan A. Choe, current Deputy Director and General Counsel for the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the Ohio State Bar Association’s (OSBA) Nettie Cronise Lutes Award. Choe received the award today during the OSBA’s Council of Delegates meeting in Columbus. The Nettie [...]

May 1st, 2017|

Columbus Attorney Recognized for Dedication to Legal Aid, Access to Justice

Columbus attorney John P. Gilligan, partner in the law firm Ice Miller, is the recipient of the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation’s (“the Foundation”) 2017 Presidential Award for Pro Bono Service. The award will be presented today at the Ohio State Bar Association’s offices during a meeting of the Association’s Council of Delegates. The Presidential Award [...]

April 28th, 2017|

Ohio Judges, Lawyers to Reimagine Pro Bono Work in Ohio

Nearly 50 judges, lawyers, law school professors and others will gather in Columbus on Thursday to discover innovative ways to do pro bono work and improve access to legal help and the courts for low income and underserved Ohioans. The Pro Bono Summit, hosted by the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation with support from the Ohio [...]

April 18th, 2017|

Under Budget Blueprint, It May be Harder to Get Help from Legal Aid

The federal Legal Services Corporation was created in the 1970's, during the Nixon Administration, to provide civil legal help to individuals and families who could not afford a lawyer, and to help the civil court system be more efficient, effective and fair. Under the Trump Blueprint, funding for the Legal Services Corporation would be eliminated. [...]

March 23rd, 2017|

Steven McGarrity Chosen to Lead Community Legal Aid

Steven J. McGarrity, Associate Director of Akron-based Community Legal Aid, has been chosen as the organization's Executive Director, succeeding Sara E. Strattan, who is retiring after a long career in legal aid. McGarrity has been Community Legal Aid's Associate Director since 2009. Read more here.

February 16th, 2017|

Moore Is Council on Aging Award Winner

Rhonda Y. Moore, Executive Director of Pro Seniors, Inc., a statewide legal services organization providing advice and representation for senior Ohioans, is the 2017 winner of the Council on Aging's Oustanding Professional in Aging Award. The award recognizes significant contributions to services for older adults and their families in Southwestern Ohio. Read more here.

February 16th, 2017|

Voluntary Pro Bono Reporting Underway, ABA Pro Bono Survey Included

The Ohio Supreme Court is this week sending the annual email to attorneys on active, emeritus pro bono, or corporate registration status with a link to the 2016 voluntary pro bono reporting website. The reporting website enables attorneys to, voluntarily and anonymously, report pro bono work performed and contributions to legal service organizations made during [...]

January 11th, 2017|

2017 Justice for All Fellowships Announced

Columbus, OH-January 9, 2017 The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation ("the Foundation") today announced the 2017 Class of Justice for All Fellows. Through the fellowship program, four outstanding law school graduates will focus on urgent issues facing individuals and families throughout Ohio in two-year fellowships that begin in September, 2017. Caitlin DiCresce (Columbus) Host Site: The [...]

January 10th, 2017|

Voluntary Pro Bono Reporting Set to Begin in Early 2017

In early January the Supreme Court of Ohio will once again send an email to all active, emeritus pro bono and corporate counsel attorneys, requesting that attorneys participate in voluntary pro bono reporting. Read more here.

December 20th, 2016|