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Ohio Access to Justice Foundation Responds to Urgent COVID-19 Legal Need with Giving Tuesday Now

COLUMBUS, OH  –  The Ohio Access to Justice Foundation is responding to the legal needs of low-income Ohioans struggling to be stable through the COVID-19 crisis and is asking for public support through #GivingTuesdayNow. The COVID-19 crisis has demonstrated that legal health means public health. Ohio’s nine legal aids are helping Ohioans remain safely housed [...]

2020-07-16T11:23:50-05:00May 4th, 2020|

Applicants sought for 2021 Justice For All Fellowship program

Through the Foundation's Justice for All Fellows program, law school graduates with a passion for public service address urgent legal problems facing Ohioans. Fellows provide a full range of legal services to low-income Ohioans throughout the state, providing fairness and access in the justice system and ensuring justice for all. The application period for 2021 [...]

2020-07-16T11:23:50-05:00April 13th, 2020|

National IOLTA Group Forecasts Need for Additional Funding to Support Legal Aid

CHICAGO - The National Association of IOLTA Programs (NAIP) warns that new funding will be needed to help legal aid organizations respond to spiking demand for legal help due to the pandemic-related economic slowdown. NAIP represents 50 state and jurisdiction-based organizations across the United States that make grants to support legal assistance to low-income families. These state funders [...]

2020-07-16T11:23:50-05:00April 3rd, 2020|

A message about COVID-19

As we all work together to overcome the coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis, we want to take a moment and thank all of the heroes in our communities who keep us going - from the dads and moms teaching children at home, the healthcare professionals, the grocery store clerks, the truck drivers, the restaurant workers and [...]

2020-03-19T08:19:50-05:00March 19th, 2020|

More than 140,000 Ohioans achieve justice in 2019

COLUMBUS, Ohio (March 10, 2020) — The Ohio Access to Justice Foundation released its 2019 annual report. The report highlights the life-changing legal work supported by the Foundation which transformed the lives of almost 141,000 Ohioans, the responsive action on crises like the Dayton tornadoes, and the innovative projects which created access to reliable legal [...]

2020-07-16T11:23:50-05:00March 10th, 2020|

Ohio attorneys asked to complete pro bono reporting survey

Attorney and pro bono volunteer Angela Glaser knows what it is like to be in her clients’ shoes. Glaser is motivated to provide pro bono legal services in addition to her other professional and personal responsibilities because she has relied on help from others at one point in her life. “I was a teenage mother, [...]

2020-07-16T11:23:50-05:00March 2nd, 2020|

Pro Bono Reporting Survey Launches

The Supreme Court of Ohio and the Ohio Access to Justice Foundation are asking for attorneys’ information on both their pro bono legal services and contributions to charitable legal organizations in Ohio. The short survey can be completed in approximately 10 minutes. The information enables the Court to recognize the value that Ohio’s attorneys create [...]

2020-07-16T11:23:50-05:00February 13th, 2020|