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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|

Support legal aid this #GivingTuesday

“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|

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|

Caitlin DiCresce: Justice for All Fellow

Caitlin DiCresce always knew that she wanted to work with children. After enrolling in pre-law classes as an undergrad, she decided to apply to law school and selected the Mortiz College of Law partly due to their Justice for Children Clinic. A clerkship at The Legal Aid Society of Columbus led DiCresce to the Foundation’s [...]

August 27th, 2018|

Patrick Higgins: Justice for All Fellow

It took an experience abroad working at a nongovernmental organization for Patrick Higgins to realize that many of the poverty issues he was devoted to solving were an issue back home in the U.S. too. It spurred his decision to attend law school, and it eventually brought him to Ohio Poverty Law Center as a [...]

August 27th, 2018|