The number of pro bono hours provided by attorneys to low-income Ohioans has gone up. The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation’s latest voluntary pro bono report says the number of pro bono hours provided by the attorneys who reported has increased by 15 percent, even though fewer lawyers reported pro bono duty. OLAF teamed up with [...]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jennifer Rieman firstname.lastname@example.org; (614) 715-8572 COLUMBUS (June 14, 2018) — The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation (OLAF) Board of Trustees today installed three new members of the board and welcomed new officers. Joining the board are Ann Stirling Bergen, Stuart F. Cubbon and Judge Howard H. Harcha III. “We are pleased to [...]
Legal Aid attorneys have been going out into Youngstown’s neighborhoods to meet clients where they live, work and play for the pilot project. Two attorneys are working full-time on it, with plans for another to be hired soon. The project, which was funded by a $350,000 Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation’s Neighborhood Stabilization Grant, provides holistic [...]
Our nation promises justice for all, not just for those who can afford it. Legal aid levels the playing field and helps ensure fairness in Ohio’s justice system. It provides access to legal help for people to protect their livelihoods, their health, and their families. The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation’s 2017 annual report tells the [...]
Judge Luann Cooperrider of Perry County Probate Court/Juvenile Court and Judge Dean Wilson of Perry County Municipal Court are the 2018 recipients of the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation Presidential Award for Pro Bono Service.
OLAF Executive Director Angie Lloyd writes in an op-ed that Ohioans should call for more immigration, not less. Ohio has a vibrant immigrant story in which Ohio’s immigrants contribute mightily to our state in a variety of positive ways, spurring both economic and community growth. Read more in The Columbus Dispatch.
Our Pathway to a Brighter Future: Ohio's New Americans says Ohio's newest residents could help reverse its declining population, provide much-needed innovation and diversity of ideas, and offer a solution to its looming shortage of workers in fields like healthcare. Read more in The Plain Dealer.
The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation, in partnership with a group of philanthropy organizations, has released a new report, Our Pathway to a Brighter Future: Ohio's New Americans, revealing that immigrants play a crucial role in Ohio’s economy and that further investments in services for immigrants would expand positive outcomes. “Immigrants and their children represent the [...]