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“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 [...]

November 19th, 2018|

Attorneys recognized for legal aid leadership and advocacy

Contact: Jennifer Rieman; (614) 715-8572; jrieman@olaf.org COLUMBUS, Ohio (Nov. 1, 2018) — Attorneys Pamela Hayman-Weaner and Gary Weston, both of Legal Aid of Western Ohio, are the 2018 co-recipients of the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation (OLAF) Denis J. Murphy Award. The award will be presented today during the Access to Justice Awards in Dayton. The Denis [...]

November 1st, 2018|

Clinic helps Ohioans get their driver’s licenses back

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Oct. 22, 2018) — More than 150 citizens with driver’s license suspension issues attended a Driver’s License Reinstatement Clinic on Friday, Oct. 19 at the Franklin County Judicial Center. The Franklin County Municipal Court Clerk’s Office, Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation (OLAF), Legal Aid, and Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) partnered to provide guidance [...]

October 22nd, 2018|

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

Contact: Jennifer Rieman; (614) 715-8572; jrieman@olaf.org COLUMBUS, Ohio (September 26, 2018) — The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation (OLAF) has hired Sophia Chang as pro bono director. Chang is an attorney with eight years of experience practicing in both government and the private sector. As pro bono director, Chang will support local and statewide efforts to grow [...]

September 26th, 2018|

Court Seeking Applications for Civil Justice Fund to Help Ohioans in Need

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.

September 5th, 2018|

OLAF board member Bill Dowling receives pro bono award

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 work in Ohio to provide access to justice for all. Bill has demonstrated exceptional commitment to pro bono legal services throughout his career and most [...]

August 22nd, 2018|

Prime Partner Banks improve access to justice in Ohio

Contact: Jennifer Rieman (614) 715-8572 jrieman@olaf.org COLUMBUS (August 15, 2018) — The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation has announced its 2018 Prime Partners, financial institutions committed to improving access to justice for Ohioans struggling to meet ends meet. Prime Partners offer premium interest rates on Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts (IOLTA) and Interest on Trust Accounts [...]

August 15th, 2018|

Applicants sought for 2019 Justice for All Fellowship

Lawyers have the power to perform transformative work that changes lives, particularly for low-income Ohioans. That’s the guiding principle of Patrick Higgins’ work, an Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation Justice for All Fellow at the Ohio Poverty Law Center. Higgins’ fellowship centers on removing barriers to employment. He recently helped seal the record of a domestic [...]

July 11th, 2018|

Join the OLAF team: Administrative Assistant

The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation has an immediate opening for an Administrative Assistant. Position Overview: Job Title: Administrative Assistant Status: Full-Time, Non-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, nonprofit organization committed to [...]

July 9th, 2018|

Join the OLAF team: Director of Pro Bono Resource Expansion

The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation has an immediate opening for a Director of Pro Bono Resource Expansion. Position Overview: Job Title: Director of Pro Bono Resource Expansion 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 [...]

July 6th, 2018|