A MESSAGE FROM THE FOUNDATION

We are not a nation of laws if those laws are applied discriminately. We must have equality; actual, real and true equality – in education, in opportunity, and in the creation and application of our laws. There is insufficient room on this page to list all of the black and brown people who have been killed by racism over the last 400 years. We mourn the loss of George Floyd and we support those peacefully calling on all of us to do more and be better.

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Statements from the Ohio & Regional Bar Associations and Legal Aid

We are regularly updating our resources with the latest COVID-19 information and how it relates to you. Check out the links below for information on banks, pro bono opportunities, and access to justice in Ohio.

Bank on Justice

“Bank on justice” by choosing a Prime Partner financial institution for your interest on lawyer trust accounts (IOLTA) and interest on trust accounts (IOTA).

Pro Bono

Looking for a way to help the community with your time and your talents? Check out our COVID-19 Pro Bono Opportunities Guide.

Access to Justice in Ohio

Learn about Ohio legal aids’ funding sources, the types of cases they handle, and other general information including location and counties served.

Our Mission

The Ohio Access to Justice Foundation is committed to improving access to justice and ensuring that legal aid societies and other resources, programs, and services address the unmet civil legal needs of low-income and underserved Ohioans.

RECENT NEWS

New economic study finds legal aid yields 290% ROI

June 19th, 2020|0 Comments

The Ohio Access to Justice Foundation’s new community economic impact study, Strength in Justice, highlights how the work of Ohio’s legal aids help Ohioans and their communities be stronger, more [...]

Donate to the Foundation during the Big Give

June 9th, 2020|Comments Off on Donate to the Foundation during the Big Give

Support Ohioans in need during the 25-hour Big Give online event, created by The Columbus Foundation, by donating to the Ohio Access to Justice Foundation and central Ohio legal aid [...]

A Message from the Foundation

June 8th, 2020|Comments Off on A Message from the Foundation

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” - Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail We are not a nation of laws if those laws are applied discriminately. [...]

Applicants sought for 2021 Justice For All Fellowship program

April 13th, 2020|Comments Off on Applicants sought for 2021 Justice For All Fellowship program

Through the Foundation's Justice for All Fellows program, law school graduates with a passion for public service address urgent legal problems facing Ohioans. Fellows provide a full range of legal [...]

LEGAL AID FUNDING SOURCES