News Releases

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|

Ohio Access to Justice Foundation Responds to Urgent COVID-19 Legal Need with Giving Tuesday Now

COLUMBUS, OH  –  The Ohio Access to Justice Foundation is responding to the legal needs of low-income Ohioans struggling to be stable through the COVID-19 crisis and is asking for public support through #GivingTuesdayNow. The COVID-19 crisis has demonstrated that legal health means public health. Ohio’s nine legal aids are helping Ohioans remain safely housed [...]

2020-07-16T11:23:50-05:00May 4th, 2020|

National IOLTA Group Forecasts Need for Additional Funding to Support Legal Aid

CHICAGO - The National Association of IOLTA Programs (NAIP) warns that new funding will be needed to help legal aid organizations respond to spiking demand for legal help due to the pandemic-related economic slowdown. NAIP represents 50 state and jurisdiction-based organizations across the United States that make grants to support legal assistance to low-income families. These state funders [...]

2020-07-16T11:23:50-05:00April 3rd, 2020|

More than 140,000 Ohioans achieve justice in 2019

COLUMBUS, Ohio (March 10, 2020) — The Ohio Access to Justice Foundation released its 2019 annual report. The report highlights the life-changing legal work supported by the Foundation which transformed the lives of almost 141,000 Ohioans, the responsive action on crises like the Dayton tornadoes, and the innovative projects which created access to reliable legal [...]

2020-07-16T11:23:50-05:00March 10th, 2020|

John Schrider receives Ohio Access to Justice Foundation Denis J. Murphy Award

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Dec. 10, 2019) — Attorney John Schrider, director of the Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio, LLC, is the 2019 recipient of the Ohio Access to Justice Foundation Denis J. Murphy Award. The Denis J. Murphy Award is presented annually to recognize outstanding leadership and advocacy within Ohio’s legal aids. “John has devoted [...]

2020-07-16T11:23:51-05:00December 10th, 2019|

Rep. Dave Greenspan named Voice of Justice Award winner

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Oct. 23, 2019) — The Ohio Access to Justice Foundation on Tuesday announced State Representative Dave Greenspan (R-Westlake) as the 2019 recipient of the Voice of Justice Award. Created in 2015, the award recognizes a person or organization demonstrating outstanding leadership and advocacy on behalf of low-income Ohioans who may need legal assistance [...]

2020-07-16T11:23:52-05:00October 23rd, 2019|

Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation announces name change to Ohio Access to Justice Foundation

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Sept. 20, 2019) — The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation, the largest funder of civil legal aid in Ohio, announced at its 25th anniversary celebration last night that it is changing its name to the Ohio Access to Justice Foundation. The name change reflects the Foundation’s broader commitment to access to justice initiatives. “The [...]

2020-07-16T11:23:53-05:00September 20th, 2019|

Ohio Legal Help launches to the public

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Aug. 27, 2019) — Ohio Legal Help (www.ohiolegalhelp.org), a website created to help all Ohioans access the civil justice system by providing free information on common legal issues, details about court and other legal forms and referrals to legal aid and bar association referral programs, formally launched today. Ohio Legal Help provides plain [...]

2020-07-16T11:23:53-05:00August 27th, 2019|