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Legal Aid Lawyer Profile: Katie Kersh, Advocates for Basic Legal Equality

At Advocates for Basic Legal Equality (ABLE), Katie Kersh is a senior attorney and project director. A critical member of the Agricultural Worker and Immigrant Rights Practice Group, Kersh represents immigrants in federal court and class action lawsuits and advises on legal matters related to immigration, including U Visa applications, asylum, naturalization, and inadmissibility waivers. [...]

2021-09-30T13:23:48-05:00September 30th, 2021|

Foundation Hosts Law and Leadership Institute (LLI) Students

This week, the Foundation hosted three rising high school juniors from the Law and Leadership Institute (LLI). Through the support of funders such as the Ohio State Bar Foundation and the Supreme Court of Ohio, the LLI program works with high school students from underserved communities to educate and prepare them for careers in the [...]

2021-07-16T12:54:40-05:00July 16th, 2021|

Pro Bono Reporting Survey Results Released

Through the support of the Supreme Court of Ohio, the Foundation is pleased to share the results of this year’s pro bono reporting survey. For the 2020 reporting period, Ohio attorneys reported 98,783 pro bono hours valued at more than $24.6 million, with financial contributions of $1,488,865. The average number of pro bono hours per [...]

2021-07-07T11:49:56-05:00July 7th, 2021|

Ann McGowan Porath receives Denis J. Murphy Award

Ann McGowan Porath, managing attorney of The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland’s Volunteer Lawyers Program (VLP) and Intake Group, is the 2020 recipient of the Ohio Access to Justice Foundation Denis J. Murphy Award. The Foundation presents the Denis J. Murphy Award annually to recognize outstanding leadership and advocacy within Ohio’s legal aids. “Ann’s [...]

2020-12-04T15:09:36-05:00December 3rd, 2020|

Justice French: Ohio Legal Help offers COVID-19 legal resources

During COVID-19, justice and access to trusted legal information are more important than ever. Justice Judith French, the Supreme Court of Ohio Liaison to the Foundation’s Board of Directors, outlines how Ohio Legal Help offers resources to navigate COVID-19 legal challenges. Learn more at www.ohiolegalhelp.org.

2020-09-14T10:05:57-05:00September 9th, 2020|

Meet Attiyya Toure

Attiyya Toure is the Foundation’s new Communications and Special Projects Associate. Attiyya is a recent graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. A talented communicator, she has held internships with WOSU’s All Sides with Ann Fisher and the Peace Corps. Q: What do you like to do in your [...]

2020-09-08T14:03:31-05:00September 8th, 2020|

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|