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ABA Day in Washington, D.C. Highlights Legal Aid’s Impact

Each spring, the Ohio Access to Justice Foundation joins legal leaders from around Ohio and the country at the American Bar Association’s ABA Day in Washington, D.C. The event brings together leaders of the ABA, and state and local bars, to advocate on Capitol Hill on issues of importance to the legal profession. ABA Day [...]

2024-04-16T13:06:50-05:00April 16th, 2024|

Social Services for the Arab Community Puts Immigrant Needs First

Social Services for the Arab Community (SSFAC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that immigrants from Arab nations have everything they need to achieve self-sufficiency and thrive. From translation services to employment services to immigration legal services, SSFAC provides a wealth of resources to help immigrants transition to their new lives in America. The [...]

2024-04-16T08:43:47-05:00April 16th, 2024|

Pro Bono Summit Generates New Ideas to Grow Volunteerism

The 2024 Pro Bono Summit brought together leaders and pro bono advocates from around the state to brainstorm ideas to amplify and grow pro bono service. More than 50 professionals gathered at the Grand Event Center in Columbus for the event, hosted by the Ohio Access to Justice Foundation, to listen and engage with one [...]

2024-04-16T10:37:53-05:00April 16th, 2024|

Attorney Stephanie Olivera Mittica Honors Her Parents’ Sacrifice

When Foundation board member Stephanie Olivera Mittica’s parents immigrated from Argentina to the United States in the 1990s, they were motivated by the possibilities life in a new country offered, especially for their children. “Ever since I was young, I have been aware of the opportunities I was given as an immigrant,” Mittica said. “The [...]

2024-03-11T15:18:58-05:00March 11th, 2024|

New Name, Same Mission: Legal Aid of Southeast and Central Ohio

Foundation grantees The Legal Aid Society of Columbus (LASC), Southeastern Ohio Legal Services (SEOLS), and the Ohio State Legal Services Association (OSLSA) have merged to form the nonprofit Legal Aid of Southeast and Central Ohio. While the nonprofit has a new name and logo, it will maintain its outstanding track record of providing high-quality legal [...]

2024-03-12T10:41:06-05:00March 11th, 2024|

Meet Meredith Hood

The Ohio Justice Bus is happy to welcome Meredith Hood as the new program coordinator. Meredith brings to the Bus her experience as a legal assistant at Frost Brown Todd LLP and a practice group assistant at Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Peace LLP. She was also a 2023 Kirby Edmonds Summer Fellow with Human Rights [...]

2024-02-16T15:19:01-05:00February 15th, 2024|

Judge Ron Adrine: Trailblazer for Justice in Northeast Ohio and Beyond

Though it’s been six years since he retired from the Cleveland Municipal Court, Judge Ron Adrine hasn’t slowed down. After an impressive 36 years of service on the bench, Judge Adrine continues his advocacy for Ohio’s most vulnerable as a member of the Foundation’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Standing Committee. Judge Adrine first became [...]

2024-02-12T16:10:56-05:00February 12th, 2024|