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Legal Aid Helps Vets Achieve Justice in Vets Treatment Court

Legal aid attorneys will help veterans participating in the Cuyahoga County Veterans Treatment Court achieve justice. Read more about the program here.

June 8th, 2015|

Medical-Legal Partnership Expands in Athens

A three-year Health Resources and Services Administration grant will support the expansion of the Medical Legal Partnership (MLP) program between the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and Southeast Ohio Legal Services (SEOLS). Read more here.

June 5th, 2015|

Columbus Attorney Highlights Legal Aid Funding Need

Michael Flowers, vice president and chief legal officer for KBK Enterprises and member of the American Bar Association Board of Governors, highlights the need for legal aid funding in a letter to the editor of Columbus Business First.

May 26th, 2015|

Foundation Announces 2015 Prime Partner Banks

The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation has announced its 2015 class of Prime Partner financial institutions:American Bank, Fifth Third Bank, Heartland Bank and Key Bank. Prime Partner financial institutions demonstrate commitment to ensuring that all Ohioans have a legal voice and access to justice through the program, says Foundation Executive Director Angela M. Lloyd. Read more [...]

May 8th, 2015|

Founding Board Member Richard Pogue Receives OSBA’s Highest Honor

Richard Pogue, an Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation founding board member, was named 2015 recipient of the Ohio Bar Medal, the Ohio State Bar Association's highest honor. Read more here.

May 5th, 2015|

Columbus Legal Aid Attorney Notes Impact of Drivers License Suspensions

Legal Aid Society of Columbus attorney Melissa Linville says that a cycle of debt often results from suspension of drivers licenses due to, for example, not paying child support, and the consequences are dire. Read more here.

May 5th, 2015|

Columbus Legal Aid Attorney Discusses Divorce vs. Dissolution

In a Columbus Dispatch, Guide to Life series on divorce and dissolution, The Legal Aid Society of Columbus managing attorney, Stuart Itani, helps explain which option may be best for different situations. Read more here.

May 5th, 2015|

Legal Advocates Examine Access to Justice Report

The Ohio Supreme Court Task Force on Access to Justice Report was at the forefront of the Access to Justice Summit at 2015 the Ohio State Bar Association Convention. More than 100 participants broke out into small groups to discuss the ideas and proposals in the report. Overall, the consensus among the panelists was that [...]

May 5th, 2015|

Foundation Announces 2015 Prime Partner Financial Institutions

The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation announced on Thursday its 2015 class of Prime Partner financial institutions: American Bank, Fifth Third Bank, Heartland Bank and Key Bank. The Foundation created the Prime Partners Program in 2012 to recognize financial institutions offering rates and terms above the minimums required for lawyer and title agent trust accounts, known [...]

May 4th, 2015|

Judge Falkowski Recognized for Outstanding Leadership

Lake County Domestic Relations Judge Colleen A. Falkowski is the recipient of the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation’s 2015 Presidential Award for Pro Bono Service. The award was presented April 29 at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center during the Ohio State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting and Convention. The Presidential Award is presented annually to individuals, [...]

May 4th, 2015|