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August 13, 2018 - 2:00 pm

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. With these words, our founding fathers set a...

August 13, 2018 - 1:59 pm

Public invited to attend ceremony, Open House Community Legal Aid is celebrating the opening of it’s new Stark County office with a ribbon cutting ceremony and a community open house. Executive Director Steven McGarrity said the event is “a great opportunity...

July 6, 2018 - 4:09 pm

E pluribis unum. Out of many, one. This motto was chosen with purpose for the Great Seal of the United States in 1776. Out of thirteen colonies with strikingly different cultures and values, came one united nation. But in today’s divided political and social...

June 29, 2018 - 10:53 am

All Community Legal Aid offices will be closed on Wednesday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.  Our offices will reopen on Thursday, July 5th at 8:30 a.m.

May 25, 2018 - 9:52 am

All Community Legal Aid offices will be closed on Monday, May 28th in observance of Memorial Day.  Our offices will reopen on Tuesday, May 29th at 8:30 a.m.

May 23, 2018 - 1:24 pm

Legal Aid releases annual community report Nearly 10,000 residents in central northeast Ohio received free legal assistance last year. That is just one of the statistics released as part of Community Legal Aid’s 2017 Community Report. The report also shows...

May 23, 2018 - 1:23 pm

New offices, across the street, to provide better access to clients Community Legal Aid is getting new office space in Canton…across the street. The non-profit law firm will be moving from its current location in the Renkert Building to its new home at 401...

May 17, 2018 - 2:48 pm

Legal Aid to work with qualifying walk-ins Those attending this weekend’s Senior Summit Expo at Firestone High School will have the chance to seek free legal advice. Legal Aid advocates will be onsite at the event, sponsored by the Summit County Probate Court...

May 16, 2018 - 12:07 pm

Community collaboration aims to help low-income residents Wayne County residents are just a video call away from free legal help. Community Legal Aid, which provides free legal help in several counties, including Wayne, is making it easier than ever to get in...

May 16, 2018 - 11:56 am

When Steven McGarrity thinks back to buying his home, the word that comes to his mind is “overwhelming.” He and his wife were newlyweds, were moving to Austintown, a city he had never before lived in, and had their first child on the way. “Don’t get me wrong...

May 16, 2018 - 11:48 am

Community Legal Aid is extending an open invitation to the community to learn about some new exciting projects it has launched. The purpose of the event is to invite community members into the organization and dialogue about its mission and vision with staff...

May 14, 2018 - 9:52 am

Want to work for Legal Aid? Interested in a career in poverty law? Check out our most recent posting here!

April 9, 2018 - 2:39 pm

Pro Bono partnerships can exponentially increase how many of our low-income neighbors  we are able to help. This is why we are thrilled to share that we are teaming up with Brennan, Manna & Diamond to help close the justice gap in northeast Ohio. We are...

March 7, 2018 - 9:45 am

This week, Legal Aid launched recruitment for our Summer Associate program. This program brings in law students from local universities to get real, hands-on experience, while immersing them for the summer in the study and practice of poverty law.   Every...

March 1, 2018 - 2:23 pm

Executive Director Steve McGarrity was recently interviewed on the Weekend Today program by host Steve Vesey. You can view the interview here.