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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|

Board Member Q&A Profile: Sally Bloomfield, Bricker & Eckler

What do you enjoy most about serving on the Ohio Access to Justice Foundation Board of Directors?   I really appreciate the professionalism and transparency of the staff; Angie sets the tone. I also value the fact that our decisions affect how services are provided to those who need, but cannot afford, legal services. What inspired [...]

2021-06-30T13:34:20-05:00June 30th, 2021|

Ohio Access to Justice Foundation Statement on Passage of Budget

Ohio Access to Justice Foundation Executive Director, Angela M. Lloyd, issued the following statement upon passage of the budget: “I commend Governor DeWine and the Ohio House and Senate for their investment in civil legal aid. Through a targeted allocation of $1 million in General Revenue Support over the biennium, legal aid can enhance their [...]

2021-06-29T07:49:20-05:00June 29th, 2021|

Legal Aid Staff Profile: Mercedes Thompson, Legal Aid of Western Ohio

Domestic Violence Advocate. Administrative Assistant. Benefits Counselor. Paralegal. Project Coordinator. In her long and impressive career with Advocates for Basic Legal Equality (ABLE) and Legal Aid of Western Ohio (LAWO), Mercedes Thompson has worn many hats. No matter her role, Mercedes takes initiative and leads, inspiring her co-workers with her enthusiasm, empathy, and can-do spirit. [...]

2021-06-24T08:23:24-05:00June 24th, 2021|

Ohio Justice Bus Hiring Program Manager

The Ohio Justice Bus has an immediate opening for a Program Manager. Position Overview: Job Title: Ohio Justice Bus Program Manager Status: Full-Time, Exempt Position Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with experience and a generous benefits package The Ohio Justice Bus is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Ohio Justice [...]

2021-06-14T07:51:18-05:00June 14th, 2021|

Ohio Access to Justice Foundation Hiring Data Analyst

The Ohio Access to Justice Foundation has an immediate opening for a Data Analyst. Position Overview: Job Title: Data Analyst Status: Full-Time, Exempt Position Salary: $55,000 starting salary with generous benefits package including 401K, health insurance, and paid parking. Organizational Overview: The Ohio Access to Justice Foundation is a statewide, nonprofit organization that improves fairness [...]

2021-05-26T11:51:30-05:00May 26th, 2021|

Janica Pierce Tucker receives Presidential Award

COLUMBUS, Ohio (May 14, 2021) — Janica Pierce Tucker is the 2021 recipient of the Ohio Access to Justice Foundation Presidential Award. The award, presented today during the Ohio State Bar Association Annual Meeting, is given annually to individuals, law firms, or organizations that have made outstanding efforts to improve access to justice in Ohio. [...]

2021-05-14T08:31:58-05:00May 14th, 2021|