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Foundation Celebrates Women’s History Month

The Foundation is proud to celebrate Women’s History Month in March. Women’s History Month celebrates the rich legacy and contribution of the countless women who have fought for equality and justice nationwide. The Foundation is pleased to acknowledge the many women across the state of Ohio who are leaders, advocates, and change agents committed to [...]

2023-03-13T08:05:24-05:00March 13th, 2023|

Equality Ohio Addresses LGBTQ+ Legal Needs

Equality Ohio is a statewide nonprofit organization whose mission is to ensure lived and legal equality for LGBTQ+ Ohioans. Through advocacy, community outreach, and civil legal services, Equality Ohio works to create an Ohio where LGBTQ+ people are thriving. The Ohio Access to Justice Foundation supports Equality Ohio through funding for their civil legal services [...]

2023-03-14T07:22:45-05:00March 13th, 2023|

Foundation Selects Attorney Misty Connors for 2023 Presidential Award

The Ohio Access to Justice Foundation presents the Presidential Award 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 pro bono who play an indispensable role in helping Ohioans address civil legal issues that impact health, safety, [...]

2023-03-13T07:57:44-05:00March 13th, 2023|

Tenille N. Kaus Leads DEI and Advancement at The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland

Tenille Kaus is only four months into her new role at The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, where she leads diversity, equity, inclusion (DEI), and advancement for the nonprofit, but already she has a full plate. Charged with implementing legal aid’s DEI plan and designing strategies to ensure that the nonprofit considers DEI principles across [...]

2023-03-07T11:05:39-05:00February 13th, 2023|

Ohio Justice Bus: Meet Scott Kovach

Scott Kovach is the new staff attorney for the Ohio Justice Bus. Kovach is a Capital University Law School graduate and holds a master’s degree in legal studies from Washington University in St. Louis. Kovach is a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army and has served since 2009. Kovach joins the Bus in his first [...]

2023-02-14T12:44:06-05:00February 13th, 2023|

Ohio Justice Bus: Meet Delaney Barr

Delaney Barr is the new program manager for the Ohio Justice Bus. Barr previously served as a staff attorney at Equality Ohio, where she advocated for Ohio’s LGBTQ population across a host of legal areas. Barr earned her law degree from The George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. What led you to this [...]

2023-02-14T12:44:40-05:00February 9th, 2023|

Clark County Juvenile Court and Legal Aid Work Together to Keep Kids in School

An innovative program in Springfield funded by the Supreme Court of Ohio is bringing together Clark County Juvenile Court, Advocates for Basic Legal Equality (ABLE), and Springfield City Schools to help chronically absent kids and their families get back on the path to success in school. The program, envisioned and developed by Clark County Judge [...]

2023-01-09T13:51:22-05:00January 9th, 2023|