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

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 (Ohio)

Jeremy Nobile
Crain’s Cleveland Business
May 16, 2018

Tags: Technology

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Services Corporation (LSC), Community Legal Aid (Central Northeast Ohio), Upsolve


The one-year pilot project is another way for Community Legal Aid — which focuses on much more than Akron with the eight counties it serves — to help more people as its resources are continuously stretched thin.

“When our offices merged several years ago, it really left this void in Wayne County,” said Steven McGarrity, executive director of Community Legal Aid, in a statement. “We still have an outreach center in downtown Wooster where we can meet clients, but a lot of people don’t even know that’s there. And really, it’s just not the same as having full-time attorneys working here year-round.”