Pro Bono Reporting Survey Launches

The Supreme Court of Ohio and the Ohio Access to Justice Foundation are asking for attorneys’ information on both their pro bono legal services and contributions to charitable legal organizations in Ohio. Attorneys can complete the short survey in approximately 10 minutes. The information helps the Court recognize the value that Ohio’s attorneys create by [...]

2021-04-07T07:36:06-05:00April 6th, 2021|

Applicants sought for 2022 Justice for All Fellowship program

Through the Foundation’s Justice for All Fellows program, law school graduates with a passion for public service address urgent legal problems facing Ohioans. Fellows provide a full range of legal services to low-income Ohioans throughout the state, providing fairness and access in the justice system and ensuring justice for all. The application period for 2022 [...]

2021-04-01T07:59:48-05:00April 1st, 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|

Legal Aid Lawyer Profile: Miriam Sheline, Pro Seniors

Miriam Sheline has had a long career in legal services. After graduating from Salmon P. Chase College of Law in 1984, she joined Pro Seniors as a staff attorney in 1997. She has gone on to serve as litigation director, and finally, managing attorney for Pro Seniors.As managing attorney, Miriam oversees the entirety of Pro [...]

2021-03-25T12:48:46-05:00March 25th, 2021|

Meet Rachel Barr, Justice for All Fellow

After participating in a study abroad program in her undergraduate years, Justice for All Fellow Rachel Barr gained a passion for human rights, specifically women’s rights. She went to the London School of Economics, where she earned a master’s degree in human rights, followed by a move to D.C. to consult for a nonprofit. Despite [...]

2021-03-18T10:12:10-05:00March 18th, 2021|

Meet Julia Lauritzen, Justice for All Fellow

Navigating civil legal issues can be a daunting task, especially if an experience with the criminal justice system compounds those issues. Justice for All Fellow Julia Lauritzen helps Ohioans facing criminal misdemeanor charges connect with legal aid to simultaneously address civil legal issues. “There are a lot of civil issues that the criminal justice system [...]

2021-03-11T13:26:37-05:00March 11th, 2021|

Meet Caitlyn McDaniel, Justice for All Fellow

After learning about the environmental exploitation and injustices often faced by lower-income and Appalachian communities, Justice for All fellow Caitlyn McDaniel wanted to make a difference. As a recent Ohio University graduate, she stayed in the Athens area and got involved by joining the Buckeye Environmental Network. It was during this experience that Caitlyn discovered [...]

2021-03-04T14:47:18-05:00March 4th, 2021|

Meet Rebekah Tefft, Justice For All Fellow

Justice for All Fellow Rebekah Tefft knew going into her first semester at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law that she wanted to pursue a career in public service. Her first summer in law school, she worked at the Ohio Public Defender’s office. She particularly felt drawn to working with vulnerable populations. “I [...]

2021-03-04T11:37:49-05:00February 25th, 2021|

Ann McGowan Porath receives Denis J. Murphy Award

Ann McGowan Porath, managing attorney of The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland’s Volunteer Lawyers Program (VLP) and Intake Group, is the 2020 recipient of the Ohio Access to Justice Foundation Denis J. Murphy Award. The Foundation presents the Denis J. Murphy Award annually to recognize outstanding leadership and advocacy within Ohio’s legal aids. “Ann’s [...]

2020-12-04T15:09:36-05:00December 3rd, 2020|