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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 [...]

March 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 [...]

March 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, [...]

March 2nd, 2020|

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. The short survey can be completed in approximately 10 minutes. The information enables the Court to recognize the value that Ohio’s attorneys create [...]

February 13th, 2020|

Senate Approves $25 Million Spending Boost for the Legal Services Corporation

January 7th, 2020|

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|