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Ohio Access to Justice Foundation Statement on Passage of Budget

Ohio Access to Justice Foundation Executive Director, Angela M. Lloyd, issued the following statement upon passage of the budget: “I commend Governor DeWine and the Ohio House and Senate for their investment in civil legal aid. Through a targeted allocation of $1 million in General Revenue Support over the biennium, legal aid can enhance their [...]

2021-06-29T07:49:20-05:00June 29th, 2021|

Janica Pierce Tucker receives Presidential Award

COLUMBUS, Ohio (May 14, 2021) — Janica Pierce Tucker is the 2021 recipient of the Ohio Access to Justice Foundation Presidential Award. 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 to improve access to justice in Ohio. [...]

2021-05-14T08:31:58-05:00May 14th, 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|

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|