In late July, the Ohio Access to Justice Foundation convened a new, standing committee, the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. The committee is composed of a handful of Foundation board members and other leaders from around the state who represent organizations ranging from the private bar to Ohio’s Black Judges Association to the Ohio Commission [...]
Many people spend a lifetime searching for a job that complements their strengths, offers professional development and support, and contributes to the greater good. Ohio Access to Justice Foundation Justice for All Fellows check all boxes thanks to the Foundation’s innovative fellowship program. Since 1999, the Foundation has funded 88 Fellows to develop and execute [...]
The results are in from the new partnership between the Ohio Justice Bus and Ohio Kinship and Adoption Navigator (OhioKAN). The organizations teamed up this summer to help families with legal issues related to kinship care and adoption, traveling the state to host legal clinics in 21 Ohio counties. The first-ever collaboration concluded with encouraging [...]
When Mary Asbury became the Executive Director of the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati in 1988, she considered herself fortunate to take over an organization that already had an established strategic planning process. Every four years, Legal Aid reaches out to community members to determine the most critical legal needs, a process that has [...]
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 [...]
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.
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.
The Foundation is excited to continue its partnership with the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) to provide grant opportunities to Ohio’s legal aid organizations to support critical family legal services.
State Senator Nathan Manning (R-North Ridgeville) is the 2022 recipient of the Ohio Access to Justice Foundation Voice of Justice Award. In 2015, the Foundation created the Voice of Justice Award to recognize a person or organization that demonstrates outstanding leadership and advocacy on behalf of low-income Ohioans who may need legal assistance to live [...]
Judge Andrew Logan of the Trumbull County Court of Common Pleas is the 2022 recipient of the Ohio Access to Justice Foundation Presidential Award. The award is given annually to individuals, law firms, or organizations that have made outstanding efforts to improve access to justice in Ohio. Since 1996, the Foundation has honored leaders in [...]