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March 19, 2022 - 9:05 am

Event slated for April, all community members invited   In 2019, advocates at Community Legal Aid and Fair Housing Contact Service sat down and started talking about how to raise awareness for an issue they felt the Summit County community wasn’t...

March 17, 2022 - 3:13 pm

Anyone can be a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, or human trafficking. The journey to break free from an abusive cycle and heal from trauma is often riddled with challenges. For survivors from diverse and underserved populations,...

March 16, 2022 - 10:29 am

by Dawn Spriggs, managing attorney, and Jodi Roberts, communications manager Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging conversations have exploded in the past few years, thanks to movements like Black Lives Matters, #MeToo, and LGBTQ+ rights. This is a...

March 9, 2022 - 11:39 am

by Koula Glaros-King, Susan Fitch, and Patricia Dougan (staff attorneys)   Those of us practicing law as women today have seen our share of change in the field. Some of us began our practices decades ago, while others are just starting out. None of...

March 9, 2022 - 8:11 am

Non-profit recognizes National Consumer Protection Awareness Week   In recognition of National Consumer Protection Week, Community Legal Aid is sharing tips to help Ohioans be savvy consumers.  Regularly monitoring account activity and...

March 2, 2022 - 10:26 am

By Steven McGarrity, executive director   Last night, Americans across the country who tuned into the State of the Union Address before Congress may have walked away with varying impressions of the President’s remarks. But one theme that rang...

February 23, 2022 - 11:53 am

by Ereka Langford, office manager; Takenya Linsdey, paralegal; Jodi Roberts, communications manager; and Maria Duvuvuei, communications and development director   Throughout the month of February, we’ve been sharing stories with you through our...

February 15, 2022 - 4:19 pm

by Kimberly Adams, advocate and law school graduate, and Marie Curry, managing attorney   This year’s Black History Month theme is Black Health and Wellness, which seems fitting in the middle of a pandemic that is adversely affecting people of...

February 11, 2022 - 2:22 pm

Filing taxes the first step to claim pandemic related benefits   Tax advocates are encouraging low-income Ohioans to file a tax return this year, even if they are not required to file. Dana Goldstein, attorney with Community Legal Aid, pointed...

February 9, 2022 - 10:37 am

By Brant Lee, guest writer and Professor of Law and Assistant Dean for Diversity and Social Justice Initiatives at the University of Akron School of Law   Since January 2021, 37 states have proposed, passed, or signed into law bills restricting how...

February 9, 2022 - 8:23 am

Non-profit highlights staff and volunteer contributions to justice In honor of Black History Month, Community Legal Aid is sharing stories of advocates who are making a difference in the community. Amplifying Black Voices is a collection of videos and...

February 1, 2022 - 1:32 pm

By Steven McGaritty, executive director   This is not your average, obligatory Black History Month article. I’m not going to pontificate on Martin Luther King Jr. or share some quote or meme from social media about the importance of diversity...

January 26, 2022 - 8:29 am

By Marie Curry, managing attorney Our health system is in a state of suspended animation. And I’m not just talking about COVID. Roughly 4 million Ohioans rely on Medicaid for their health insurance. That’s one-quarter of our state’s population. It’s...

January 19, 2022 - 8:43 am

by Dana Goldstein, staff attorney There is a saying (attributed to Ben Franklin) that says, “nothing is certain except death and taxes.” It is true that these two unwanted guests visit us all. But when it comes to taxes, do they visit us all in the same...

January 12, 2022 - 10:43 am

By Jeanne Charles, managing attorney   I called the police, and they won’t do anything. They said there is nothing they can do. No one is going to do anything until I’m dead.   There’s a saying in the justice field: burden of proof...