Foundation hosts Diversity Summer Clerkship Panel

For law students just starting their legal career, a clerkship funded by the Ohio Access to Justice Foundation offers professional experience, networking opportunities, and personal growth. This June, to help law students get the most out of their clerkship, the Foundation teamed up with Barnes & Thornburg to host a Diversity Summer Clerkship Panel. Justice [...]

2022-07-12T08:46:57-05:00July 8th, 2022|

The Ohio Justice Bus Hits the Road with OhioKAN

On an unseasonably cool June day, the Ohio Justice Bus pulled into the parking lot of the Jackson, Ohio, public library, staffed with attorneys and team members from Ohio Kinship and Adoption Navigator (OhioKAN) ready to help families struggling with legal issues related to kinship care and adoption.

2022-07-12T08:47:25-05:00July 8th, 2022|

Foundation Board President Jennifer Day Takes the Lead

Ohio Access to Justice Foundation Board President Jennifer Day has had several big jobs in government, but two stand out as preparation for her role on the Foundation’s Board of Directors. When she was Chief Assistant Prosecutor for the Family Law Division in the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office, and Chief of the Crime Victims Division at the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, it opened her eyes to how difficult it can be for Ohioans to access legal services and representation.

2022-07-12T08:47:47-05:00July 8th, 2022|

Ohio Access to Justice Foundation hiring Executive Assistant

The Ohio Access to Justice Foundation has an opening for an Executive Assistant. Position Overview Job Title: Executive Assistant Status: Full-Time, Exempt Position Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with experience starting at $58,000 and a generous benefits package. To Apply Interested candidates should submit a resume and a cover letter explaining in detail their interest in [...]

2022-04-07T15:32:00-05:00April 5th, 2022|

Justice for All Fellow Victoria Hamilton Establishes Clinic for Asylum-Seekers

As an undergraduate at Case Western Reserve University, first-year Ohio Access to Justice Foundation Justice for All Fellow Victoria Hamilton interned for the InterReligious Task Force on Central America, a Cleveland-based nonprofit organization that works on education and advocacy around justice issues in Central America. “I was really drawn to the global perspective and the [...]

2022-01-19T09:53:37-05:00January 19th, 2022|

Justice for All Fellow Rachel Barr Advocates for Children with Special Needs

Since beginning her fellowship at the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati last September, second-year Ohio Access to Justice Foundation Justice for All Fellow Rachel Barr has helped dozens of families get the legal help they need to improve life for their children. Barr’s fellowship supports Child HeLP, a medical-legal partnership between Cincinnati Children’s Hospital [...]

2022-01-12T13:52:10-05:00January 12th, 2022|

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|