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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|

Meet Reid Fleeson

We are excited to welcome Reid Fleeson, a 2L from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, as our summer law clerk. Learn more about how Reid became interested in law and what he’s doing to stay busy during quarantine. Q: What led you to law school? A: I took an undergraduate constitutional law [...]

2020-07-16T11:23:49-05:00June 26th, 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|

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|

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 Aid: Good for Business

The latest issue of Ohio Matters, the official publication of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, makes the compelling case that legal aid is good for business. Read more in Ohio Matters.

2019-01-24T10:59:58-05:00January 24th, 2019|

Ann Roche: Justice for All Fellow

With near record unemployment levels in Ohio, many employers are hiring. But for some Ohioans who want to work, finding and keeping a job is full of barriers, particularly for those with a criminal record. Justice for All fellow Ann Roche is using her fellowship with Southeastern Ohio Legal Services (SEOLS) to address this problem. [...]

2020-07-16T11:23:54-05:00December 12th, 2018|