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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|

Perry County judges recognized for improving access to justice

Judge Luann Cooperrider of Perry County Probate Court/Juvenile Court and Judge Dean Wilson of Perry County Municipal Court are the 2018 recipients of the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation Presidential Award for Pro Bono Service.

April 27th, 2018|

Angie Lloyd: State should boost its services for immigrants

OLAF Executive Director Angie Lloyd writes in an op-ed that Ohioans should call for more immigration, not less. Ohio has a vibrant immigrant story in which Ohio’s immigrants contribute mightily to our state in a variety of positive ways, spurring both economic and community growth. Read more in The Columbus Dispatch.

April 23rd, 2018|

Ohio’s 513,592 immigrants sustain state’s population, economy

Our Pathway to a Brighter Future: Ohio's New Americans says Ohio's newest residents could help reverse its declining population, provide much-needed innovation and diversity of ideas, and offer a solution to its looming shortage of workers in fields like healthcare. Read more in The Plain Dealer.

April 23rd, 2018|

LSC Receives $25 Million Spending Boost from Congress

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March 26th, 2018|

New report finds immigrants play vital role in Ohio’s economy

The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation, in partnership with a group of philanthropy organizations, has released a new report, Our Pathway to a Brighter Future: Ohio's New Americans, revealing that immigrants play a crucial role in Ohio’s economy and that further investments in services for immigrants would expand positive outcomes. “Immigrants and their children represent the [...]

March 14th, 2018|