After learning about the environmental exploitation and injustices often faced by lower-income and Appalachian communities, Justice for All fellow Caitlyn McDaniel wanted to make a difference. As a recent Ohio University graduate, she stayed in the Athens area and got involved by joining the Buckeye Environmental Network. It was during this experience that Caitlyn discovered [...]
Justice for All Fellow Rebekah Tefft knew going into her first semester at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law that she wanted to pursue a career in public service. Her first summer in law school, she worked at the Ohio Public Defender’s office. She particularly felt drawn to working with vulnerable populations. “I [...]
Ann McGowan Porath, managing attorney of The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland’s Volunteer Lawyers Program (VLP) and Intake Group, is the 2020 recipient of the Ohio Access to Justice Foundation Denis J. Murphy Award. The Foundation presents the Denis J. Murphy Award annually to recognize outstanding leadership and advocacy within Ohio’s legal aids. “Ann’s [...]
Each year, thousands of Ohio attorneys volunteer to provide legal information, advice, or full representation to Ohioans who cannot afford an attorney but who face life-changing civil legal challenges. In October, the Foundation and Ohio’s legal aids join the American Bar Association to honor pro bono attorneys who selflessly give their time and talent [...]
During COVID-19, justice and access to trusted legal information are more important than ever. Justice Judith French, the Supreme Court of Ohio Liaison to the Foundation’s Board of Directors, outlines how Ohio Legal Help offers resources to navigate COVID-19 legal challenges. Learn more at www.ohiolegalhelp.org.
Attiyya Toure is the Foundation’s new Communications and Special Projects Associate. Attiyya is a recent graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. A talented communicator, she has held internships with WOSU’s All Sides with Ann Fisher and the Peace Corps. Q: What do you like to do in your [...]
COLUMBUS, Ohio (July 24, 2020) — Gerald Greene is the 2020 recipient of the Ohio Access to Justice Foundation Presidential Award for Pro Bono Service. The award, presented today during the Ohio State Bar Association Annual Meeting, is given annually to individuals, law firms or organizations that have made outstanding efforts in improving access to [...]
As the weather heats up this summer, law students from across Ohio are helping legal service organizations tackle legal challenges for Ohioans struggling to make ends meet. In an effort to support diversity in the legal profession, the Foundation launched the Justice for All Summer Clerkship Program for first- and second-year law students of color. [...]