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Justice for All Summer Clerks Network and Learn Together

The summers between the years of law school are a busy time for students working in summer clerkships, networking, and figuring out their future career goals. Justice for All Summer Clerks, law students funded by the Foundation to work in civil legal services, have an additional learning and networking opportunity in a Summer Clerkship Panel [...]

2024-07-09T13:17:17-05:00July 9th, 2024|

Foundation’s Kiko Yee Selected as 2025 Women WELDing the Way Honoree

Throughout her career, the Foundation’s General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer, Kiko Yee, has been passionate about empowering women and minorities, particularly in spaces where they are pushed to the margins. For her efforts in spearheading opportunities for women in leadership and her dedication to propelling women forward, Yee is a 2025 Women WELDing the [...]

2024-07-09T08:41:55-05:00July 9th, 2024|

Makiedah Messam Rises to the Occasion

Advocates for Basic Legal Equality (ABLE)'s new Executive Director, Makiedah Messam, brings diverse and impressive experiences to her service at ABLE. Having worked domestically and internationally in both nonprofit and government, Messam brings decades of experience in public interest law to ABLE, a Foundation-funded legal aid serving northwest and west-central Ohio. Jamaican-born Messam grew up [...]

2024-06-11T08:20:39-05:00June 11th, 2024|

Nueva Luz Offers a Haven for People Living with HIV/AIDS

For people living with HIV and AIDS (PLWHA), Nueva Luz Urban Resource Center (Nueva Luz) serves as a vital support system. Through holistic and wraparound services, including housing, nutrition, recovery, and legal services, Nueva Luz provides PLWHA the necessary resources to ensure they can live safe and healthy lives. The Foundation supports Nueva Luz by [...]

2024-06-11T08:19:10-05:00June 11th, 2024|

Foundation Hosts Legislative Lunch and Learn

On June 5, the Foundation hosted a lunch and learn session at the Riffe Center for Ohio House legislative staff members eager to learn how Ohio’s legal aids can benefit constituents. Foundation Executive Director Angie Lloyd highlighted the resources available for constituents with civil legal needs, including Ohio’s legal aids, Ohio Legal Help, and the [...]

2024-06-11T08:17:37-05:00June 11th, 2024|

Ohio Legal Help Launches New Content for Ukrainian Arrivals

Ohio Legal Help, a Foundation grantee that leverages technology and innovation to help all Ohioans access the civil justice system, first expanded its content to a broader community when it launched a Spanish version of the site in 2022. Now, the nonprofit has added new content and a self-help tool for recent arrivals from Ukraine, [...]

2024-06-11T08:21:23-05:00June 11th, 2024|

Foundation Releases 2023 Annual Report: Accelerating Justice

From workforce development and community stabilization to individual stories of success, the Ohio Access to Justice Foundation drives access to justice across the diverse landscape of Ohio. The Foundation’s 2023 Annual Report details how each Foundation grant, initiative, and innovation accelerates the pace of positive change, paving the path toward a more just and equitable [...]

2024-05-13T09:15:37-05:00May 13th, 2024|

Ohio Justice Bus Volunteer Attorney Receives Elam Pro Bono Award

Attorney Debra Rothstein Clark has always been committed to serving others. During her long and accomplished career at the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati, Rothstein Clark helped hundreds of low-income Ohioans access legal services, a commitment she has continued in retirement. For her extraordinary pro bono service to the Clermont County Domestic Relations Court, [...]

2024-05-14T13:30:06-05:00May 13th, 2024|