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May 18, 2020 - 8:58 am

Each year, Community Legal Aid honors attorneys who demonstrate a commitment to serve and strengthen our community by their involvement in the Volunteer Legal Services Program. Typically, these attorneys are named during Law Week events held the first week of...

March 19, 2020 - 3:35 pm

Ohio’s courts can and should be doing more to protect residents’ health and rights Statement from Steven McGarrity of Community Legal Aid on the Supreme Court of Ohio’s recommendations to local courts for procedural responses to the Coronavirus (COVID-19...

March 18, 2020 - 6:12 pm

Nonprofit law firm prioritizing client safety, health, and housing Community Legal Aid is still open for business and is taking precautions in the midst of the Coronavirus, including suspending walk-in applications, cancelling or postponing all public...

March 18, 2020 - 5:44 pm

Statement from Steven McGarrity of Community Legal Aid. Today’s announcement regarding the moratorium on foreclosures and evictions has prompted confusion in the legal community, and Community Legal Aid would like to clarify our understanding of the recent...

March 13, 2020 - 2:36 pm

Nonprofit law firm encouraging online, phone applications Community Legal Aid is still open for business and is taking precautions in the midst of the Coronavirus. “We care about our community, and we’re doing our part to help prevent spreading any...

March 11, 2020 - 11:51 am

The March 14th Neighborhood Law Clinic at The Well in Akron has been cancelled due to public health concerns. We will be rescheduling this clinic for a later date.

March 9, 2020 - 4:04 pm

Akron Municipal Court rule changes good for low-income Akronites -- but more can be done Statement from Steven McGarrity of Community Legal Aid on Akron Municipal Court’s announced amendment to Local Rule 29 and non-action on proposed changes to Rule 39...

February 19, 2020 - 2:14 pm

Wayne County residents facing legal issues related to housing, debt, domestic violence and other civil matters, have an additional way to get help. Community Legal Aid now is holding office hours on Wednesdays from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. at Community Action’s...

February 19, 2020 - 2:13 pm

Trumbull County residents facing legal problems have a new way to get help. The Clarence Darrow Court Clinic opens this month at the Trumbull County Bar Association. The clinic, offered by Community Legal Aid, will assist low-income individuals facing...

February 19, 2020 - 2:07 pm

The new year has kicked off with a bang. It seems impossible, but here we are, already midway into the first quarter. The flurry of activity that happens after the holidays seems to sneak up on us every year. We come out of the lull of the holidays,...

February 13, 2020 - 9:12 am

    The Volunteer Advocacy Legal Unit (VALU) at the Mahoning County Domestic Relations Court is seeking volunteers to assist victims who are ready to end the cycle of violence.   “Our volunteers work with people who are in crisis...

January 21, 2020 - 11:00 am

With tax season around the corner, Community Legal Aid advocates are gearing up to offer residents tips on tax credits, where to go to file for free (for those who qualify), and potential pitfalls to avoid. While the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) has...

January 13, 2020 - 3:30 pm

Volunteer Opportunities for Law Students 2020 Summer Associate Program Community Legal Aid is a private non-profit law firm which works to bridge the gap between poverty and justice for those in need.  Legal Aid is the primary provider of free...

December 11, 2019 - 10:48 am

67 years ago... As we celebrate another year gone by at Community Legal Aid, I’ve been thinking a lot about our earliest days. What must it have been like to start our organization? What was it that led a small group of attorneys to come together to form the...

December 9, 2019 - 1:44 pm

Mahoning County residents who dream of owning a home are invited to attend a Homeownership Resource Fair on Dec. 10. Participants will have the chance to work with local agencies and banks to make their dream a reality. The event is led by Community Legal...