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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|

New Foundation program promotes diversity in the legal profession

As the weather heats up this summer, law students from across Ohio are helping legal service organizations tackle legal challenges for Ohioans struggling to make ends meet. In an effort to support diversity in the legal profession, the Foundation launched the Justice for All Summer Clerkship Program for first- and second-year law students of color. [...]

2020-07-13T11:55:09-05:00July 13th, 2020|

Ohio Access to Justice Foundation Hiring Communications & Special Projects Associate

The Ohio Access to Justice Foundation has an immediate opening for a Communications & Special Projects Associate. Position Overview: Job Title: Communications & Special Projects Associate Status: Full-Time, Exempt Position Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with experience beginning at $45,000 and generous benefits package Organizational Overview: The Ohio Access to Justice Foundation is a statewide, nonprofit organization [...]

2020-07-16T11:23:49-05:00July 8th, 2020|

New economic study finds legal aid yields 290% ROI

The Ohio Access to Justice Foundation’s new community economic impact study, Strength in Justice, highlights how the work of Ohio’s legal aids help Ohioans and their communities be stronger, more financially secure, safer, and healthier. Strength in Justice details how every dollar invested in civil legal aid returns $2.90. These benefits are realized through increased [...]

2020-07-16T11:23:49-05:00June 19th, 2020|

Donate to the Foundation during the Big Give

Support Ohioans in need during the 25-hour Big Give online event, created by The Columbus Foundation, by donating to the Ohio Access to Justice Foundation and central Ohio legal aid organizations. The Foundation, the Legal Aid Society of Columbus, Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, and Southeastern Ohio Legal Services are participating and can be found [...]

2020-07-16T11:23:49-05:00June 9th, 2020|

A Message from the Foundation

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” - Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail We are not a nation of laws if those laws are applied discriminately. We must have equality; actual, real and true equality – in education, in opportunity, and in the creation and application of our laws. There is [...]

2020-07-16T11:23:49-05:00June 8th, 2020|

Applicants sought for 2021 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 2021 [...]

2020-07-16T11:23:50-05:00April 13th, 2020|

A message about COVID-19

As we all work together to overcome the coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis, we want to take a moment and thank all of the heroes in our communities who keep us going - from the dads and moms teaching children at home, the healthcare professionals, the grocery store clerks, the truck drivers, the restaurant workers and [...]

2020-03-19T08:19:50-05:00March 19th, 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|

Ohio attorneys asked to complete pro bono reporting survey

Attorney and pro bono volunteer Angela Glaser knows what it is like to be in her clients’ shoes. Glaser is motivated to provide pro bono legal services in addition to her other professional and personal responsibilities because she has relied on help from others at one point in her life. “I was a teenage mother, [...]

2020-07-16T11:23:50-05:00March 2nd, 2020|