COLUMBUS, Ohio (March 13, 2019) — The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation recently released its 2018 annual report showing how through the support of the Foundation, Ohio’s legal aids improved the lives of 118,657 Ohioans. Ohio’s legal aids solve legal challenges to help improve the financial security, health, and safety of low-income Ohioans. “For Ohioans struggling [...]
When attorney Eden Mays volunteered with Legal Aid of Western Ohio during her final semester of law school, the experience affirmed her decision to pursue the law. “Not only did it allow me valuable practical experience as a student and exposure to legal issues I hadn’t dealt with previously, but it also opened my eyes [...]
The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation Presidential Award is presented annually to individuals, law firms, or organizations that have made outstanding efforts in improving access to justice in Ohio. Past recipients include: Luann Cooperrider and Hon. Dean Wilson (2018) for establishing the Perry County Free Legal Clinic in collaboration with Southeastern Ohio Legal Services; John P. [...]
COLUMBUS, Ohio (February 13, 2019) — The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation has named the 2019 class of Justice for All Fellows. Through the fellowship program, new attorneys focus on urgent legal issues facing Ohioans in two-year fellowships beginning in September 2019. Since 1999, the Foundation has sponsored fellows, who work on a variety of legal [...]
The latest issue of Ohio Matters, the official publication of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, makes the compelling case that legal aid is good for business. Read more in Ohio Matters.
What started as a friendly wager between two state supreme court justices rooting for their beloved college football teams will end in an even friendlier meeting when they highlight legal aid and pro bono work in their respective states. Read more in Court News Ohio.
With near record unemployment levels in Ohio, many employers are hiring. But for some Ohioans who want to work, finding and keeping a job is full of barriers, particularly for those with a criminal record. Justice for All fellow Ann Roche is using her fellowship with Southeastern Ohio Legal Services (SEOLS) to address this problem. [...]
Aisha Sleiman grew up with a keen awareness of inequality. As a high school student in the Bay area, she volunteered at a neighboring school in Oakland. The disparity between the resources her wealthy high school had compared to the Oakland school were apparent. “There was this injustice,” she said. “I had way more opportunities [...]
Through volunteering at the University of Cincinnati College of Law’s Domestic Violence and Civil Protection Order Clinic, run through a partnership with the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati, Emily Roberts “fell in love” with legal aid. “I felt like I was in the right place,” she said. “It was really fun to find legal [...]
“I’m here, I didn’t forget you.” For a domestic violence survivor Lucy Parker,* these words from her legal aid attorney brought comfort in the midst of trauma. The mother of three young children, Lucy came to legal aid just days after she was released from the hospital. Although her husband had been abusing her [...]