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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 [...]

2021-04-29T11:59:03-05:00April 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|

Justice French: Ohio Legal Help offers COVID-19 legal resources

During COVID-19, justice and access to trusted legal information are more important than ever. Justice Judith French, the Supreme Court of Ohio Liaison to the Foundation’s Board of Directors, outlines how Ohio Legal Help offers resources to navigate COVID-19 legal challenges. Learn more at www.ohiolegalhelp.org.

2020-09-14T10:05:57-05:00September 9th, 2020|

Meet Attiyya Toure

Attiyya Toure is the Foundation’s new Communications and Special Projects Associate. Attiyya is a recent graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. A talented communicator, she has held internships with WOSU’s All Sides with Ann Fisher and the Peace Corps. Q: What do you like to do in your [...]

2020-09-08T14:03:31-05:00September 8th, 2020|

Gerry Greene receives Presidential Award for Pro Bono Service

COLUMBUS, Ohio (July 24, 2020) — Gerald Greene is the 2020 recipient of the Ohio Access to Justice Foundation Presidential Award for Pro Bono Service. 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 in improving access to [...]

2020-07-24T09:18:51-05:00July 24th, 2020|

New Foundation program promotes diversity in the legal profession

As the weather heats up this summer, law students from across Ohio are helping legal service organizations tackle legal challenges for Ohioans struggling to make ends meet. In an effort to support diversity in the legal profession, the Foundation launched the Justice for All Summer Clerkship Program for first- and second-year law students of color. [...]

2020-07-13T11:55:09-05:00July 13th, 2020|