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Justice for All Fellow Nicole Cote Fights Stigma Against Sex Workers through Trauma-Informed Advocacy

Through her fellowship with Advocating Opportunity, first-year Justice for All Fellow Nicole Cote wants to bring light to one of the most marginalized groups in society – sex workers. Cote’s fellowship, entitled “The Safe Call Project,” provides holistic civil legal services and protections to individuals engaged in consensual sex work by preventing exploitation of their [...]

2021-12-01T14:29:03-05:00November 24th, 2021|

Justice for All Fellow Caitlyn McDaniel Helps Keep Southeastern Ohioans Safely Housed

One year into her Ohio Access to Justice Foundation Justice for All Fellowship, Caitlyn McDaniel finally has a sense that she’s in the swing of things. At Southeastern Ohio Legal Services (SEOLS), McDaniel helped set up the Tenant Advocacy Project (TAP), which provides free legal information, advice, and representation to low-income tenants facing eviction. Supporting [...]

2021-11-18T12:52:36-05:00November 17th, 2021|

Justice for All Fellow Rebekah Tefft Helps Domestic Violence Survivors Navigate the Path Forward

When advocating for domestic violence survivors, it’s crucial to handle cases with a trauma-informed lens. That’s one of the biggest lessons Rebekah Tefft, second-year Ohio Access to Justice Foundation Justice for All Fellow, learned over the past year of her fellowship at The Legal Aid Society of Columbus. “When working with [the clients], sometimes the [...]

2021-11-04T12:28:11-05:00November 4th, 2021|

Immigration Attorney Jessica Ramos Discovers Her Passion for Pro Bono Service

Jessica Ramos is the managing attorney of the Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) at the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati. Jessica joined the VLP earlier this year from Advocates for Basic Legal Equality (ABLE) where she spent eleven years in the Agricultural Worker and Immigrant Rights Practice Group. Jessica obtained both her bachelor’s and master’s [...]

2021-10-28T14:03:09-05:00October 28th, 2021|

Kayla Callahan Finds Her Niche Coordinating Pro Bono Services

Connecting Central Ohioans to resources that encourage and help them advocate for themselves is one of the things that Legal Aid Society of Columbus Pro Bono Coordinator Kayla Callahan loves most about working at legal aid. But as passionate as she is now, Callahan was not always sure of the career path she would take. [...]

2021-10-21T08:53:23-05:00October 21st, 2021|

Legal Aid Lawyer Profile: Katie Kersh, Advocates for Basic Legal Equality

At Advocates for Basic Legal Equality (ABLE), Katie Kersh is a senior attorney and project director. A critical member of the Agricultural Worker and Immigrant Rights Practice Group, Kersh represents immigrants in federal court and class action lawsuits and advises on legal matters related to immigration, including U Visa applications, asylum, naturalization, and inadmissibility waivers. [...]

2021-09-30T13:23:48-05:00September 30th, 2021|

Board Member Q&A Profile: Bill Dowling, Dowling Mediation

The Ohio Access to Justice Foundation’s directors serve from across the state and are committed to improving access to justice. Read more board member profiles. What part of your professional background best informs your service on the Foundation’s board? When I started my career, I worked for a very large Cleveland law firm. One of [...]

2021-09-28T08:53:03-05:00September 28th, 2021|

Meet Amanda Blake

The Foundation is excited to welcome, Amanda Blake, the Program Manager for the Ohio Justice Bus! Amanda is a social worker who previously worked as the Director of Intensive Rapid Rehousing Plus for the Homeless Families Foundation. Q: What led you to this career? To put it simply, the innate desire to help people. Growing [...]

2021-09-21T10:18:25-05:00September 21st, 2021|