Legal Aid attorneys have been going out into Youngstown’s neighborhoods to meet clients where they live, work and play for the pilot project. Two attorneys are working full-time on it, with plans for another to be hired soon. The project, which was funded by a $350,000 Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation’s Neighborhood Stabilization Grant, provides holistic [...]
Our nation promises justice for all, not just for those who can afford it. Legal aid levels the playing field and helps ensure fairness in Ohio’s justice system. It provides access to legal help for people to protect their livelihoods, their health, and their families. The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation’s 2017 annual report tells the [...]
Judge Luann Cooperrider of Perry County Probate Court/Juvenile Court and Judge Dean Wilson of Perry County Municipal Court are the 2018 recipients of the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation Presidential Award for Pro Bono Service.
OLAF Executive Director Angie Lloyd writes in an op-ed that Ohioans should call for more immigration, not less. Ohio has a vibrant immigrant story in which Ohio’s immigrants contribute mightily to our state in a variety of positive ways, spurring both economic and community growth. Read more in The Columbus Dispatch.
Our Pathway to a Brighter Future: Ohio's New Americans says Ohio's newest residents could help reverse its declining population, provide much-needed innovation and diversity of ideas, and offer a solution to its looming shortage of workers in fields like healthcare. Read more in The Plain Dealer.
The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation, in partnership with a group of philanthropy organizations, has released a new report, Our Pathway to a Brighter Future: Ohio's New Americans, revealing that immigrants play a crucial role in Ohio’s economy and that further investments in services for immigrants would expand positive outcomes. “Immigrants and their children represent the [...]
Provide right to counsel in housing cases to reduce evictions, tackle poverty: Hazel Remesch (Opinion)
Cleveland Legal Aid lawyer Hazel Romesch writes in an op-ed that providing a right to counsel for low-income tenants facing eviction could offer huge payoffs both in keeping these families from becoming homeless and for the region. Read more on Cleveland.com.