Community Legal Aid (Central Northeast Ohio)


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Primary geographic focus: Ohio
Organization type(s): Provider
Lists: LSC


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News Story

Cutting legal aid is major concern in NEO

Jeremy Nobile
Crain’s Cleveland Business
April 2, 2017
Eliminating the Legal Services Corp., one of 19 agencies slated for federal defunding in President Donald Trump's 2018 budget proposal, would cut budgets for Northeast Ohio's legal aid groups by about 30% each.

Five years after landmark criminal expungement law passed, Ohio attorneys remain busy with record sealing requests

Tracey Blair
Akron Legal News (OH)
October 6, 2017
Since then, Ohio attorneys have continued to see an influx of clients hoping to start over and rebuild their lives through expungement.

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Can’t afford to file for bankruptcy? A pilot program can help

Amanda Garrett
Akron Beacon Journal
January 20, 2018
Community Legal Aid — which helps poor and working-class people — is rolling out a pilot program with a tech upstart that could open a legal path for hundreds more here to file bankruptcy after a job loss, medical expenses, divorce or some other life crisis.

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Defunding Legal Services Corp., per Trump’s wishes, would cut almost $4 million from local legal aid groups

Jeremy Nobile
Crain’s Cleveland Business
February 14, 2018
Legal aid groups once again face a potential budget slashing as part of a recent proposal by President Donald Trump at a time when their resources are already stretched thin.

News Story

When You Can’t Afford to Go Bankrupt

Paul Kiel
ProPublica
March 2, 2018
There’s ample evidence many people don’t file for bankruptcy simply because they can’t pay an attorney. It’s a fixable problem.

Op-Ed

What happens when you can’t afford to go bankrupt

Paul Kiel
Washington Post
March 2, 2018
It happens every tax season. With many more people suddenly able to pay a lawyer, the number of bankruptcy filings jumps way up in March, stays high in April, then declines.

News Story

Low-income Akron residents can get free legal help Saturday through Legal Aid, law firm joint venture

Stephanie Warsmith
Akron Beacon Journal
April 19, 2018
Last year, 86 percent of the civil legal problems low-income Americans faced had “inadequate or no legal help.”

News Story

Partnership could ease bankruptcy process

Jeremy Nobile
Crain’s Cleveland Business
May 6, 2018
While the Akron nonprofit is the only group in the state partnering with Upsolve for a one-year pilot program to help low-income clients facing bankruptcy, it joins several other legal aid groups doing so across the country.

News Story

Community Legal Aid pilot program provides virtual legal assistance in Wayne County

Jeremy Nobile
Crain’s Cleveland Business
May 16, 2018
Community Action has set up a virtual office at its Wooster location to connect low-income Wooster citizens seeking legal help with legal aid attorneys, allowing typical consultations and assistance with legal documents to be addressed.

News Story

Legal Aid receives $1.2M in grants to help local DV victims

Akron Legal News (OH)
November 13, 2018
Justice for Families grant to help Trumbull County domestic violence victims

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Legal Aid ‘securing stability’ for low-income clients, report shows

Rachel Dissell
Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH)
June 16, 2019
The report, the first of its kind measuring the impact of civil legal services, bolsters anecdotal evidence that removing even a single legal obstacle can be transformational for a client, Steven McGarrity, executive director of Community Legal Aid, said.

News Story

Study Shows Lasting Impact of Legal Aid Services in Northeast Ohio

Ella Abbott
WKSU (Kent, OH)
June 17, 2019
A new study released today looks at the lasting effect of legal aid services in certain Northeast Ohio counties.

Op-Ed

Confronting Domestic Abuse: How Legal Aid Provided a Lifeline When I Needed It

Athena Gough
Nonprofit Quarterly (NPQ)
August 9, 2019
I think it’s important for people to know that I was extremely fortunate. Many women don’t get the chance I got. One of the biggest hurdles to ending a situation like mine is getting legal help to end it.



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