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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|

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|

Legal Aid: Good for Business

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.

January 24th, 2019|

Ohio, Michigan Supreme Court Justices Will Meet to Settle Football Bet, Emphasize Legal Aid

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.

January 7th, 2019|

Ann Roche: Justice for All Fellow

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. [...]

December 12th, 2018|

Aisha Sleiman: Justice for All Fellow

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 [...]

December 11th, 2018|

Emily Roberts: Justice for All Fellow

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 [...]

December 11th, 2018|

Kristin Riebsomer: Justice for All Fellow

Kristin Riebsomer didn’t love law school, but she did love her internship at a local legal aid office. “It was really the thing that kept me going,” she said. “My classes Monday through Wednesday were worth it because of the work that I got to do at my internship. It made me realize that law [...]

August 27th, 2018|

Lauren Wert: Justice for All Fellow

Lauren Wert has devoted much of her life to public service. After graduating from college, she entered the Peace Corps and served in Guatemala for two years. When she came back to the U.S., she interned at a non-profit working on immigration issues, and was inspired by several female attorneys there to apply to law [...]

August 27th, 2018|