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October 13, 2021 - 3:51 pm

by John Petit, managing attorney   In my childhood, I can remember my Dad talking about being part of a...

October 6, 2021 - 6:57 am

by guest author, Athena Gough, Board Member for Community Legal Aid My story is not unique. I am the mother of two beautiful daughters. I go to work. I enjoy traveling. I write poetry and enjoy photography. My life is pretty normal now. But it wasn't...

September 29, 2021 - 10:24 am

by Ken Mirkin, managing attorney “If you can’t afford an attorney, one will be provided to you.” This statement, commonly known as part of the Miranda Rights, is one of the biggest misunderstandings about the American justice system. What most people...

September 14, 2021 - 3:15 pm

by Koula Glaros-King, staff attorney I have recollections of more than a lifetime of stories, generations of stories of how and why people came to the United States. Some are from family and friends, but most are from the most courageous people I ever met...

September 8, 2021 - 9:33 am

by Marie Curry, Managing Attorney It’s been over a year since Ohio’s Minority Health Strike Force issued its blueprint on advancing health equity following the initial impact of COVID-19 on our state. This document laid out 34 ways to actively respond to...

August 30, 2021 - 12:46 pm

By Jodi Roberts, Communications & Development Manager   I knew I was in trouble, big trouble, one month...

August 27, 2021 - 8:03 am

Statement from Steven McGarrity, executive director Community Legal Aid is disappointed with the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to block an extension of the eviction moratorium, but we remain dedicated to helping residents in central northeast Ohio avoid...

August 25, 2021 - 10:01 am

By Ayesha Cotton, managing attorney   School sets children on a pathway for the rest of their lives. That...

August 18, 2021 - 10:04 am

By Clinton Householder, staff attorney   There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the educational landscape for Ohio’s children, parents, and educators. Schools were forced to make rapid changes in how they delivered services...

August 10, 2021 - 9:55 am

A lawsuit filed in the Supreme Court of Ohio claims the Ohio Department of Taxation is improperly collecting taxes from taxpayers across the state.   The lawsuit, filed by Community Legal Aid, names Ohio Tax Commissioner Jeff McClain and Ohio...

August 4, 2021 - 8:25 am

By Andrea Burton and Marie Curry, managing attorneys When Governor DeWine signed Ohio’s new biennium budget, he signed into law a new provision for how public schools are funded. The Fair School Funding model won’t just increase resources for school...

July 28, 2021 - 8:34 am

by Maria Duvuvuei, communications and development director    News outlets and social media networks blew up over the weekend with the opening ceremony of the Olympics. The swelling of pride that typically surrounds the international sporting...

July 21, 2021 - 8:21 am

By Michelle Wrona Fox, attorney   Since the start of the pandemic, we’ve seen our applications for...

July 14, 2021 - 8:50 am

by Marie Curry, Managing Attorney   Infant mortality has been an ongoing public health crisis in the United...

July 7, 2021 - 8:20 am

by Andrew Neuhauser, managing attorney   Late last month, the Biden administration extended the eviction moratorium that has been in place since March of last year. The premise behind the moratorium is simple: people who have suffered financial...