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Meeting unmet legal needs’ is the focus of 2019 ABA Day

ABA Journal

April 12th, 2019|

Trump again proposes elimination of Legal Services Corp.

Indiana Lawyer

April 12th, 2019|

Will Congress Heed Trump’s Call To Nix Legal Aid Funder?

Law360

April 12th, 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|

Legal fellows to address urgent legal problems facing Ohioans

COLUMBUS, Ohio (February 13, 2019) — The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation has named the 2019 class of Justice for All Fellows. Through the fellowship program, new attorneys focus on urgent legal issues facing Ohioans in two-year fellowships beginning in September 2019. Since 1999, the Foundation has sponsored fellows, who work on a variety of legal [...]

February 13th, 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|