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Paula Boggs Muething Takes the Reins

Paula Boggs Muething begins her term as board president of the Ohio Access to Justice Foundation with years of leadership under her belt. As chief legal and administrative officer for FC Cincinnati and previously as city manager for the City of Cincinnati, Boggs Muething is accustomed to leading teams tackling complex problems. Thus, it’s fitting [...]

2023-09-12T07:35:05-05:00September 12th, 2023|

Advocates for Basic Legal Equality Supports Ohio’s Agricultural Workers

Ohio’s agricultural economy benefits from the thousands of workers who help plant, cultivate, process, and harvest the state’s food. Foundation grantee Advocates for Basic Legal Equality (ABLE) has served agricultural workers in Ohio for 45 years, helping to ensure the workers receive fair payment for their labor and have access to decent and sanitary working [...]

2023-09-12T07:33:12-05:00September 12th, 2023|

Foundation Welcomes New Board Members and Officers

The Ohio Access to Justice Foundation Board of Directors will welcome new officers at its September meeting. Paula Boggs Muething, chief legal and administrative officer, FC Cincinnati, assumes the role of president. Mary Amos Augsburger, executive director, Ohio State Bar Association, is vice president. Hon. Howard H. Harcha III, Scioto County Court of Common Pleas, [...]

2023-09-12T12:43:23-05:00September 11th, 2023|

Ohio Access to Justice Foundation Awards $417,400 in Matching Grants for Community Economic Development

The Ohio Access to Justice Foundation, the largest funder of civil legal services in Ohio, has announced funding awards to three Ohio legal aid organizations totaling $417,400. The awards, a matching grant opportunity open to legal aid organizations participating in the Foundation’s Neighborhood Stabilization Grant Program, support legal work for community economic development (CED) projects [...]

2023-08-08T11:51:29-05:00August 7th, 2023|

Pro Bono Challenge Winner Has Big Dreams and Plans

The Ohio Access to Justice Foundation’s New Admittee Pro Bono Challenge came at a perfect time for attorney Elizabeth Haavisto. A recent University of Akron School of Law graduate, Haavisto had a three-month break between passing the bar and starting her new position as a legal fellow at Goodyear. Rather than kick back and enjoy [...]

2023-05-10T09:24:51-05:00May 10th, 2023|

Ibrahima Sow Champions Rights for African Immigrants

Ibrahima Sow is a servant-leader and an advocate passionate about creating opportunities to improve equity among marginalized groups. As a network director with United Way of Central Ohio’s Success by Third Grade movement, he collaborates with regional school districts and community partners to eliminate barriers to learning and implement systems-level change, ensuring that every child [...]

2023-05-10T09:22:00-05:00May 10th, 2023|

Legal Aid Leaders and Legislators Meet at the Ohio Statehouse

Over 60 legal aid attorneys, board members, and staff gathered at the Ohio Statehouse on May 9 for Legal Aid Day, an event hosted by the Ohio Access to Justice Foundation that helps educate legislators about legal aid’s impact. Since the first Legal Aid Day in 2013, legal aid and the Foundation have strengthened relationships [...]

2023-05-10T13:06:39-05:00May 10th, 2023|

International Institute of Akron Helps New Americans Achieve Safety and Security

The International Institute of Akron (IIA) is a lifeline for immigrants and refugees resettling in the Akron area. IIA, a nonprofit organization that helps immigrants achieve an empowered life with dignity, connection, and belonging, is an Ohio Access to Justice Foundation grantee and a valued partner in helping new Americans achieve safety and security in [...]

2023-05-10T10:10:02-05:00May 10th, 2023|