Recent News

Meet Amanda Blake

The Foundation is excited to welcome, Amanda Blake, the Program Manager for the Ohio Justice Bus! Amanda is a social worker who previously worked as the Director of Intensive Rapid Rehousing Plus for the Homeless Families Foundation. Q: What led you to this career? To put it simply, the innate desire to help people. Growing [...]

2021-09-21T10:18:25-05:00September 21st, 2021|

Board Member Q&A Profile: Chris Davey, The Davey Group

The Ohio Access to Justice Foundation’s Board of Directors serve from across the state and are committed to improving access to justice. Meet Board Member Chris Davey, president and founder of The Davey Group. What do you admire most about the mission of the Foundation?  Since we expanded our thinking and began to think of [...]

2021-08-31T09:56:22-05:00August 27th, 2021|

Meet Matt Gilligan

The Foundation is excited to welcome Matt Gilligan, our new Data Analyst! Matt comes to us from Pickerington, Ohio. He is a recent graduate of Ohio University, where he double majored in Management Information Systems and Business Analytics. Q: What do you like to do in your free time? In my free time I like [...]

2021-08-24T09:18:09-05:00August 24th, 2021|

Legal Aid Lawyer Profile: Peggy Lee, Southeastern Ohio Legal Services

Peggy Lee is a senior housing attorney with Southeastern Ohio Legal Services (SEOLS) where she focuses on landlord-tenant and foreclosure cases. As SEOLS Housing Team Leader and a national expert on consumer and housing topics, Peggy often invests time educating other attorneys through written advocacy, trainings, and presentations. Peggy’s colleagues describe her as a creative [...]

2021-08-12T14:49:59-05:00August 12th, 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|

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

The Ohio Access to Justice Foundation’s Board of Directors serve from across the state and are committed to improving access to justice. Meet Board Member Sally Bloomfield, partner at Bricker & Eckler. What do you enjoy most about serving on the Ohio Access to Justice Foundation Board of Directors?   I really appreciate the professionalism [...]

2021-08-31T10:13:08-05:00June 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|