Elaine E. Fink, Legal Aid of Southwest Ohio’s Managing Attorney-Children and Education Practice Group, is the winner of the 2016 Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation Murphy Award. The Foundation created by the award in 1998, which is named for the late Denis Murphy, a Columbus lawyer and founding board member who advocated for strong funding for [...]
The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation received a grant representing just under five percent of expenditures from the Ohio Supreme Court's Attorney Registration Fund, according to the fund's annual report for fiscal year 2016. The grant funds are used by the Foundation for development and enhancement of pro bono work by Ohio attorneys; technology enhancement and [...]
William K. Weisenberg, Senior Policy Advisor for the Ohio State Bar Association and longtime Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation board member, will receive the American Bar Association's Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division's Difference Makers Award for service to the profession. Prior to joining the staff of the Ohio State Bar Association more than 30 [...]
As of today, Ohio attorneys with more than 15 years in practice have a new option for registration: emeritus pro bono, for attorneys who are not actively practicing law but wish to use their skills for the benefit of those who cannot afford an attorney. Read more here.
A report commissioned by Ohio's legal aids finds that the bulk of tax credits for creation of low-income housing go toward projects in lower-income neighborhoods, rather than to neighborhoods with a lower rates of poverty that are described as "high opportunity" areas. Read more here.
The Ohio Poverty Law Center, a legal aid organization funded in part by the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation, has received a donation of residual settlement funds totaling over $11,000. The residual settlement funds are from a case filed in 2008 in the Lake County Common Pleas Court involving Asset Acceptance, LLC. Cy pres funds are [...]
Ohio attorneys voluntarily reported to the Ohio Supreme Court pro bono work done in 2015 that is valued at more than $10 Million. Read more here. Read the complete report here.
Ohio ranks 26th in the nation for well-being of children, according to a report issued by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The report finds that one in every four Ohio children live in poverty, up from one in five in 2008. Read more here.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced a grant to Cincinnati-based Pro Seniors and Ohio's legal aids to provide free legal help to older Ohioans, their family members, and individuals concerned about the health, financial stability, safety and security of seniors. Read more here.
Thomas W. Weeks, Executive Director of Ohio State Legal Services Association, is the 2016 recipient of the Ohio State Bar Association's Bar Medal, the association's highest honor. The award was presented to Weeks during the association's All Ohio Legal Forum, held last week in Cincinnati. Read more here.