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Join the OLAF team: General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer

The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation has an immediate opening for a General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer. Position Overview: Job Title: General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer Status: Full-Time, Exempt Position Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with experience and generous benefits package. Organizational Overview: The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation, Inc., founded in 1994 and located in Columbus, [...]

June 25th, 2019|

Join the OLAF team: Programs and Grants Manager

The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation has an immediate opening for a Programs and Grants Manager. Position Overview: Job Title: Programs and Grants Manager Status: Full-Time, Exempt Position Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with experience and generous benefits package. Organizational Overview: The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation, Inc., founded in 1994 and located in Columbus, is a statewide, [...]

June 25th, 2019|

Pro Bono Efforts, Contributions up in Ohio

Pro bono contributions from attorneys to low-income Ohioans have increased across the board. The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation’s (OLAF) latest report says the number of attorneys who worked pro bono increased from 2017 to 2018, as did the hours of service provided per attorney. Financial contributions also grew significantly. OLAF teamed with the Ohio Supreme [...]

June 24th, 2019|

Legal help available for Ohioans affected by tornadoes

As a result of the tornadoes on May 27 – May 28, 2019, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has declared a state of emergency in Greene, Mercer and Montgomery counties. Ohioans struggling with a legal issue as a result of the tornadoes can contact legal aid for help. Common legal problems that can result from a [...]

June 10th, 2019|

Applicants sought for 2020 Justice for All Fellowship

Through the Foundation's Justice for All Fellows program, law school graduates with a passion for public service address urgent legal problems facing Ohioans. Fellows provide a full range of legal services to low-income Ohioans throughout the state, providing fairness and access in the justice system and ensuring justice for all. The application period for 2020 [...]

May 24th, 2019|

Dayton attorney Robert Curry recognized for improving access to justice

COLUMBUS, Ohio (May 10, 2019) — Robert Curry is the 2019 recipient of the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation Presidential Award for Pro Bono Service. The award, presented today during the Ohio State Bar Association Annual Meeting, is given annually to individuals, law firms or organizations that have made outstanding efforts in improving access to justice [...]

May 10th, 2019|

Justice Bus Fellowship application now available

The Ohio Justice Bus will soon hit the road, traveling across Ohio to deliver critical legal services for rural Ohioans struggling to make ends meet. The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation seeks a Justice Bus Fellow to play a key role in launching and coordinating the Justice Bus; recent law school graduates with a passion for [...]

April 1st, 2019|

Foundation releases 2018 annual report on legal aid impact

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 [...]

March 13th, 2019|

Ohio attorneys asked to complete pro bono reporting survey

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 [...]

March 11th, 2019|

2019 Presidential Award nomination period is open

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. [...]

February 27th, 2019|