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Pro Bono Reporting Survey Results Released

Through the support of the Supreme Court of Ohio, the Foundation is pleased to share the results of this year’s pro bono reporting survey. For the 2020 reporting period, Ohio attorneys reported 98,783 pro bono hours valued at more than $24.6 million, with financial contributions of $1,488,865. The average number of pro bono hours per [...]

2021-07-07T11:49:56-05:00July 7th, 2021|

Ohio Access to Justice Foundation Statement on Passage of Budget

Ohio Access to Justice Foundation Executive Director, Angela M. Lloyd, issued the following statement upon passage of the budget: “I commend Governor DeWine and the Ohio House and Senate for their investment in civil legal aid. Through a targeted allocation of $1 million in General Revenue Support over the biennium, legal aid can enhance their [...]

2021-06-29T07:49:20-05:00June 29th, 2021|

Janica Pierce Tucker receives Presidential Award

COLUMBUS, Ohio (May 14, 2021) — Janica Pierce Tucker is the 2021 recipient of the Ohio Access to Justice Foundation Presidential Award. The award, presented today during the Ohio State Bar Association Annual Meeting, is given annually to individuals, law firms, or organizations that have made outstanding efforts to improve access to justice in Ohio. [...]

2021-05-14T08:31:58-05:00May 14th, 2021|

New law directs Attorney Unclaimed Funds to access to justice

Ohio’s legal aid organizations and access to justice initiatives gain a new funding source this spring. A new law effective April 12 creates a category of unclaimed funds called Attorney Unclaimed Funds. The law authorizes the Ohio Access to Justice Foundation, the largest funder of civil legal aid in Ohio, to use these funds to [...]

2021-05-27T13:21:59-05:00April 20th, 2021|

Pro Bono Reporting Survey Launches

The Supreme Court of Ohio and the Ohio Access to Justice Foundation are asking for attorneys’ information on both their pro bono legal services and contributions to charitable legal organizations in Ohio. Attorneys can complete the short survey in approximately 10 minutes. The information helps the Court recognize the value that Ohio’s attorneys create by [...]

2021-04-07T07:36:06-05:00April 6th, 2021|

Statement in Support of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” - Desmond Tutu The Ohio Access to Justice Foundation, committed to justice, diversity and equity, integrity, respect and collaboration, joins the Asian American Bar Associations of Ohio in condemning the recent deadly violence against Asian Americans in Atlanta. We [...]

2021-03-31T11:57:26-05:00March 31st, 2021|

Ohio Access to Justice Foundation releases 2020 annual report

COLUMBUS, Ohio (March 29, 2021) — The Ohio Access to Justice Foundation’s 2020 annual report Justice Responds highlights its efforts to respond to the civil legal needs of vulnerable Ohioans during the COVID-19 pandemic. The report includes graphics and videos that illustrate the Foundation’s impact during an unprecedented year. Justice Responds describes how the Foundation’s [...]

2021-03-29T10:38:37-05:00March 29th, 2021|

Ann McGowan Porath receives Denis J. Murphy Award

Ann McGowan Porath, managing attorney of The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland’s Volunteer Lawyers Program (VLP) and Intake Group, is the 2020 recipient of the Ohio Access to Justice Foundation Denis J. Murphy Award. The Foundation presents the Denis J. Murphy Award annually to recognize outstanding leadership and advocacy within Ohio’s legal aids. “Ann’s [...]

2020-12-04T15:09:36-05:00December 3rd, 2020|

Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor to volunteer attorneys: Thank you

Each year, thousands of Ohio attorneys volunteer to provide legal information, advice, or full representation to Ohioans who cannot afford an attorney but who face life-changing civil legal challenges. In October, the Foundation and Ohio’s legal aids join the American Bar Association to honor pro bono attorneys who selflessly give their time and talent [...]

2020-10-30T08:20:30-05:00October 30th, 2020|