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Meet Kiko Yee, General Counsel & Chief Operating Officer

Yukiko (Kiko) Kuwata Yee, our General Counsel & Chief Operating Officer, comes to us from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office where she prosecuted complex financial fraud cases. Kiko is not only a committed public servant, but she also is a wife and mom to two daughters. We are thrilled that Kiko is helping to lead [...]

December 11th, 2019|

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|

Meet Jack Maib, Justice For All Fellow

Jack Maib, our Justice For All Fellow who drives the Ohio Justice Bus, comes to us from Cleveland, Ohio. Jack is a recent graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Law where he met his fiancée Kelsey. We are so excited that Jack is a part of the team! Q: What led you to [...]

November 11th, 2019|

Meet Camille Gill, Programs & Grants Counsel

Camille Gill, our new Programs & Grants Counsel, has lived all over Ohio. Camille grew up in Canton and has worked and lived in Cincinnati, Toledo and Cleveland. Camille comes to us from the Catholic Charities Migration and Refugees Services in Cleveland, Ohio and we are so excited she’s now in Columbus. Q: What do [...]

November 7th, 2019|

New Prime Partner financial institutions announced

Wells Fargo and Richwood Bank have joined the Ohio Access to Justice Foundation’s Prime Partners, a group of financial institutions committed to improving access to justice for Ohioans struggling to meet ends meet. Prime Partners offer premium interest rates on Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts (IOLTA) and Interest on Trust Accounts (IOTA) — required accounts [...]

October 31st, 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|

Pro Bono Efforts, Contributions up in Ohio

Pro bono contributions from attorneys to low-income Ohioans have increased across the board. The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation’s (OLAF) latest report says the number of attorneys who worked pro bono increased from 2017 to 2018, as did the hours of service provided per attorney. Financial contributions also grew significantly. OLAF teamed with the Ohio Supreme [...]

June 24th, 2019|