As we all work together to overcome the coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis, we want to take a moment and thank all of the heroes in our communities who keep us going – from the dads and moms teaching children at home, the healthcare professionals, the grocery store clerks, the truck drivers, the restaurant workers and delivery people, to our state government leaders who are navigating us through this crisis.

Here at the Foundation, we also want to recognize all of the legal heroes who continue to serve and represent low-income and underserved Ohioans during this time. These exemplary legal professionals make certain that Ohioans are able to weather this storm without being evicted from their home or apartment; without having to remain with an abusive spouse; and with the information necessary to get the healthcare or benefits that they need to keep themselves, their families and all of us safe from additional community spread.

Thank you to our judges, our court staff, and our attorneys, legal aids, public defenders and the private bar for ensuring that Ohioans have both legal and public health.

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.


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