News Releases

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 [...]

April 3rd, 2020|

Legal Services Corporation Will Receive $50 Million in Coronavirus Stimulus Bill

March 26th, 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 [...]

March 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 [...]

December 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 [...]

October 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 [...]

September 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 [...]

August 27th, 2019|

Clark Kellogg to keynote the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation’s 25th anniversary celebration

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Aug. 1, 2019) — The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation announced today that Clark Kellogg, basketball commentator and former Ohio State University three-year starter and Big 10 MVP, will deliver the keynote address at the Foundation’s 25th anniversary celebration on Sept. 19, 2019 at the National Veterans Memorial and Museum in Columbus. Kellogg’s career includes [...]

August 1st, 2019|

Dayton attorney Robert Curry recognized for improving access to justice

COLUMBUS, Ohio (May 10, 2019) — Robert Curry is the 2019 recipient of the Ohio Legal Assistance 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 justice [...]

May 10th, 2019|

Foundation releases 2018 annual report on legal aid impact

COLUMBUS, Ohio (March 13, 2019) — The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation recently released its 2018 annual report showing how through the support of the Foundation, Ohio’s legal aids improved the lives of 118,657 Ohioans. Ohio’s legal aids solve legal challenges to help improve the financial security, health, and safety of low-income Ohioans. “For Ohioans struggling [...]

March 13th, 2019|