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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|

Pro bono hours reported increases in Ohio

The number of pro bono hours provided by attorneys to low-income Ohioans has gone up. The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation’s latest voluntary pro bono report says the number of pro bono hours provided by the attorneys who reported has increased by 15 percent, even though fewer lawyers reported pro bono duty. OLAF teamed up with [...]

June 25th, 2018|

Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation installs new board members

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jennifer Rieman jrieman@olaf.org; (614) 715-8572 COLUMBUS (June 14, 2018) — The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation (OLAF) Board of Trustees today installed three new members of the board and welcomed new officers. Joining the board are Ann Stirling Bergen, Stuart F. Cubbon and Judge Howard H. Harcha III. “We are pleased to [...]

June 14th, 2018|

Lawyers taking to Youngstown streets to help residents with legal problems

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 [...]

May 30th, 2018|

2017 Annual Report Now Available

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 [...]

May 8th, 2018|