The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation, in partnership with a group of philanthropy organizations, has released a new report, Our Pathway to a Brighter Future: Ohio's New Americans, revealing that immigrants play a crucial role in Ohio’s economy and that further investments in services for immigrants would expand positive outcomes. “Immigrants and their children represent the [...]
Provide right to counsel in housing cases to reduce evictions, tackle poverty: Hazel Remesch (Opinion)
Cleveland Legal Aid lawyer Hazel Romesch writes in an op-ed that providing a right to counsel for low-income tenants facing eviction could offer huge payoffs both in keeping these families from becoming homeless and for the region. Read more on Cleveland.com.
The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation Presidential Award is presented annually to law firms or individuals who have made outstanding efforts in improving access to justice through pro bono or volunteer service. Past recipients include John P. Gilligan (2017); Paul D. Hancock (2016); Hon. Colleen Falkowski (2015); and GE Aviation Legal Department (2014). Nominations for the [...]
The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation and the Supreme Court of Ohio are reminding and encouraging Ohio attorneys to take part in voluntary pro bono reporting. The opportunity to report 2017 pro bono activities is available through Feb. 15. Read more here.
Southeastern Ohio Legal Services, SEOLS, just received a grant from the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation. It will be used to represent students in cases where they've been expelled. Read more on 10tv.com.
The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation has an immediate opening for a Pro Bono Director. Organizational Overview: The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation, Inc., founded in 1994 and located in Columbus, is a statewide, nonprofit organization committed to improving access to justice for low-income Ohioans. By providing grants and other support, the Foundation provides a legal voice [...]
On October 24, legal aid staffers and volunteers paid tribute to Legal Aid Day. Read more here.
Ohio attorneys choosing to participate in the Ohio Supreme Court's voluntary pro bono reporting process reported more than 76,000 of pro bono work in 2016, maintaining the same level of pro bono work as was reported for 2015. The Supreme Court offers pro bono reporting in conjunction with the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation. Read more here. [...]
Nonprofit organizations, public entities or agencies providing civil legal assistance to low-income, underserved or disadvantaged Ohioans have the opportunity to secure funding for programs that increase access to justice through grants from the Supreme Court of Ohio's new Civil Justice Fund. Read more here.