News

October 19, 2020 - 10:14 am

Stephanie Geer was struggling to make ends meet when she received a notice that her wages would be garnished. Money was already tight - she was working fewer hours so she could care for her terminally ill husband. With news of the pending garnishment, she...

September 28, 2020 - 11:26 am

Goodyear, Legal Aid team up to bring free legal advice James Wallace was looking for a better life for himself and his young kids when he decided to seal his criminal record. He wanted to pursue a career in the criminal justice field and help young men...

September 3, 2020 - 10:34 am

Legal advocates offer advice, help for those facing loss of income When the Covid-19 pandemic hit Ohio in early spring, most residents couldn’t have predicted the economic impact it would have. Like many others, Mark Coffman lost work when the state...

July 22, 2020 - 4:26 pm

Ohioans currently receiving unemployment -- or those still waiting for a decision -- will see some changes in the coming weeks to their benefits. First, Ohio’s unemployment program will be extended to offer an additional 20 weeks for those who exhaust...

July 13, 2020 - 1:42 pm

12 million Americans still awaiting stimulus checks   It’s beginning to look a lot like April. July 15th, the extended deadline to file 2019 federal and state income tax returns, is coming up in just a few short days. And for Ohioans who don’...

June 19, 2020 - 7:39 am

A statement from Community Legal Aid's executive director, Steven McGarrity This year, as we recognize Juneteenth, Community Legal Aid celebrates the heritage, culture, and contributions of our black colleagues, clients, partners, and community members. At...

June 15, 2020 - 1:27 pm

Statement from Executive Director Steven McGarrity The Supreme Court's decision today confirming that federal law protects gay and transgender employees from workplace discrimination is a great victory in the cause for justice in our nation. It is the...

June 10, 2020 - 10:36 pm

Nonprofit tightens focus in response to Covid-19, BLM movement Community Legal Aid is tightening its focus in the midst of Covid-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement. Last week, the organization’s board of trustees passed a resolution to adopt a set...

June 3, 2020 - 8:57 pm

Statement from Executive Director Steven McGarrity Community Legal Aid stands in solidarity with our black and brown brothers and sisters, and with all who have experienced the oppression of inequity and injustice. Our organization was founded nearly 70...

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.