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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 [...]

2020-07-16T11:23:53-05:00August 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 [...]

2019-06-24T07:25:16-05:00June 24th, 2019|

Legal help available for Ohioans affected by tornadoes

As a result of the tornadoes on May 27 – May 28, 2019, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has declared a state of emergency in Greene, Mercer and Montgomery counties. Ohioans struggling with a legal issue as a result of the tornadoes can contact legal aid for help. Common legal problems that can result from a [...]

2019-06-10T07:58:04-05:00June 10th, 2019|

Applicants sought for 2020 Justice for All Fellowship

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 2020 [...]

2020-07-16T11:23:53-05:00May 24th, 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 [...]

2020-07-16T11:23:53-05:00May 10th, 2019|

Justice Bus Fellowship application now available

The Ohio Justice Bus will soon hit the road, traveling across Ohio to deliver critical legal services for rural Ohioans struggling to make ends meet. The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation seeks a Justice Bus Fellow to play a key role in launching and coordinating the Justice Bus; recent law school graduates with a passion for [...]

2019-04-01T13:41:20-05:00April 1st, 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 [...]

2020-07-16T11:23:53-05:00March 13th, 2019|

Ohio attorneys asked to complete pro bono reporting survey

When attorney Eden Mays volunteered with Legal Aid of Western Ohio during her final semester of law school, the experience affirmed her decision to pursue the law. “Not only did it allow me valuable practical experience as a student and exposure to legal issues I hadn’t dealt with previously, but it also opened my eyes [...]

2020-07-16T11:23:54-05:00March 11th, 2019|

2019 Presidential Award nomination period is open

The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation Presidential Award is presented annually to individuals, law firms, or organizations that have made outstanding efforts in improving access to justice in Ohio. Past recipients include: Luann Cooperrider and Hon. Dean Wilson (2018) for establishing the Perry County Free Legal Clinic in collaboration with Southeastern Ohio Legal Services; John P. [...]

2020-07-16T11:23:54-05:00February 27th, 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 [...]

2020-07-16T11:23:54-05:00February 13th, 2019|