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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...

November 19, 2019 - 9:26 am

This summer I joined my family on a Greek odyssey. My wife is a second-generation Greek American, and this was a great opportunity for our kids, ages 9 and 11, to experience their cultural heritage on a deep level. Ironically, by leaving my work (and...

October 31, 2019 - 1:41 pm

Dhinojwala, Steel to be honored at Legal Aid event next month “Inspiring.” That’s the word Steven McGarrity, executive director of Community Legal Aid, uses to describe two local attorneys who will be honored next month at the organization’s annual gala...

October 3, 2019 - 4:49 pm

The Mahoning County Bar Association is tackling access to justice issues head-on. The Bar Association recently announced the formation of the Access to Justice Committee, whose mission is to improve the stability and employability of the community by...

October 3, 2019 - 4:45 pm

AKRON - There’s a saying in the legal field - “pro bono” - that has extended beyond the legal professional. It’s now commonly used in everyday conversation by people to allude to free services of any kind. But its true meaning, the Latin translation, is “for...

June 19, 2019 - 9:22 pm

The Center for Community Solutions released Securing Stability: Legal Aid’s Lasting Impact, a first-of-its-kind study tracking the impact legal aid has on low-income Americans over time. The study includes survey responses from more than 1,250 clients...

March 21, 2019 - 12:09 pm

Nonprofit seeks input from those currently enrolled Community Legal Aid is seeking input from local residents who are currently enrolled or have been enrolled in Medicaid. The move is in response to the recent federal approval of Ohio’s Medicaid Waiver,...

March 12, 2019 - 10:36 am

I recently celebrated two years of being Community Legal Aid’s Executive Director, and it’s been starting to feel like...

March 8, 2019 - 12:14 pm

Canton’s whooping 8.34 percent eviction rate places it 33rd among America’s mid-size cities with the highest...

February 28, 2019 - 10:28 am

Community Legal Aid is offering free workshops, programs and clinics to anyone who may need legal assistance or who has...

February 26, 2019 - 1:43 pm

By Dana Goldstein and Kimberly Adams Prior to 2016, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service issued Disability...

February 7, 2019 - 4:17 pm

Community Legal Aid Attorney Andrea Burton spoke with WKBN-TV 27 reporter Stan Boney in Youngstown about the newly...