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 [...]
Provide right to counsel in housing cases to reduce evictions, tackle poverty: Hazel Remesch (Opinion)
Cleveland Legal Aid lawyer Hazel Romesch writes in an op-ed that providing a right to counsel for low-income tenants facing eviction could offer huge payoffs both in keeping these families from becoming homeless and for the region. Read more on Cleveland.com.
The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation Presidential Award is presented annually to law firms or individuals who have made outstanding efforts in improving access to justice through pro bono or volunteer service. Past recipients include John P. Gilligan (2017); Paul D. Hancock (2016); Hon. Colleen Falkowski (2015); and GE Aviation Legal Department (2014). Nominations for the [...]
The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation and the Supreme Court of Ohio are reminding and encouraging Ohio attorneys to take part in voluntary pro bono reporting. The opportunity to report 2017 pro bono activities is available through Feb. 15. Read more here.
Southeastern Ohio Legal Services, SEOLS, just received a grant from the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation. It will be used to represent students in cases where they've been expelled. Read more on 10tv.com.
The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation has an immediate opening for a Pro Bono Director. Organizational Overview: The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation, Inc., founded in 1994 and located in Columbus, is a statewide, nonprofit organization committed to improving access to justice for low-income Ohioans. By providing grants and other support, the Foundation provides a legal voice [...]