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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|

Legal fellows to address urgent legal problems facing Ohioans

COLUMBUS, Ohio (February 13, 2019) — The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation has named the 2019 class of Justice for All Fellows. Through the fellowship program, new attorneys focus on urgent legal issues facing Ohioans in two-year fellowships beginning in September 2019. Since 1999, the Foundation has sponsored fellows, who work on a variety of legal [...]

February 13th, 2019|

Attorneys recognized for legal aid leadership and advocacy

Contact: Jennifer Rieman; (614) 715-8572; jrieman@ohiojusticefoundation.org COLUMBUS, Ohio (Nov. 1, 2018) — Attorneys Pamela Hayman-Weaner and Gary Weston, both of Legal Aid of Western Ohio, are the 2018 co-recipients of the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation (OLAF) Denis J. Murphy Award. The award will be presented today during the Access to Justice Awards in Dayton. The Denis [...]

November 1st, 2018|

Clinic helps Ohioans get their driver’s licenses back

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Oct. 22, 2018) — More than 150 citizens with driver’s license suspension issues attended a Driver’s License Reinstatement Clinic on Friday, Oct. 19 at the Franklin County Judicial Center. The Franklin County Municipal Court Clerk’s Office, Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation (OLAF), Legal Aid, and Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) partnered to provide guidance [...]

October 22nd, 2018|

Sophia Chang joins the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation as pro bono director

Contact: Jennifer Rieman; (614) 715-8572; jrieman@ohiojusticefoundation.org COLUMBUS, Ohio (September 26, 2018) — The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation (OLAF) has hired Sophia Chang as pro bono director. Chang is an attorney with eight years of experience practicing in both government and the private sector. As pro bono director, Chang will support local and statewide efforts to grow [...]

September 26th, 2018|