October 20, 2017 - 11:40 am

Legal assistance can be a lifeline for domestic abuse Almost 20 people throughout the United States are physically abused by a partner each minute of the day. More than 30 percent of women and 25 percent of men have been victims of violence by an intimate...

October 6, 2017 - 12:01 pm

Eight Akron residents gathered around the board room table at Community Legal Aid, discussing priority issues facing Akron’s low-income residents. On the docket were education, housing, food insecurity, race relations, living wages and mental health needs....

October 2, 2017 - 2:57 pm

Legal Aid volunteer breakfast recognizes volunteers, helps clients Local judges will be serving up more than justice next month. Judges Linda Teodosio and Katarina Cook of Summit County, Judges Taryn Heath and David Nist of Stark County, and Judge Robert Rusu...

October 2, 2017 - 2:53 pm

Chief Justice, local firms celebrate 65 years of pursuing justice for all Greystone Hall was hushed as attorney Dana Goldstein spoke. “My clients face some terrible situations,” she said, her voice cracking. “And they do it with such grace.” Goldstein, an...

September 22, 2017 - 4:50 pm

Group recognized for domestic violence work, 20 years of partnership Community Legal Aid was honored on Thursday for its work serving victims of domestic violence. Executive Director Steven McGarrity accepted the award, given by the Stark County Domestic...

September 11, 2017 - 5:39 pm

1,201. That is the number of Community Legal Aid cases taken on by pro bono attorneys last year alone. $2.2 million. The total dollars saved or earned for clients in 2016. 202. The number of attorneys who gave their time pro bono to help our clients last year...

August 28, 2017 - 10:38 am

  Annual event honors community partners, pro bono volunteers, and staff members Each year, Community Legal Aid hosts an end-of-summer event to celebrate the organization’s accomplishments for the year. And this year, the event will mark a special anniversary...

August 28, 2017 - 10:34 am

  Legal Aid’s HEAL program addresses legal issues that impact health   There are certain legal issues that impact a person’s, family’s or population’s health. These issues can include housing, education, employment, domestic violence, income stability, and...

August 15, 2017 - 10:39 am

Next month, we’re hosting our annual anniversary celebration to mark our 65th year as a legal aid organization. I hope you all will join us for this fun and momentous event.   We will be recognizing several individuals and groups for their contributions,...

July 19, 2017 - 3:57 pm

Expungement program helps clients start over, rebuild lives   When someone is convicted of a crime, that conviction is logged in their criminal record. That record then follows them for life.   Having a “record” can create issues with employment opportunities...

July 10, 2017 - 4:23 pm

Everyone loves the 4th of July. And what’s not to love? Cookouts, parades, time with family and friends, and the pride that swells in our hearts as Americans for love of our nation.   But each year, I can’t help but reflect on another aspect of the holiday -...

June 23, 2017 - 12:40 pm

Annual event honors community partners, pro bono volunteers, and staff members Community Legal Aid is currently seeking sponsors for its annual fundraiser and anniversary celebration. The event, which honors volunteer attorneys, staff members, and community...

June 19, 2017 - 11:48 am

O’Connor life-long advocate for equal access to justice Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor will be the featured welcome speaker at Community Legal Aid’s 65th Anniversary Celebration. O’Connor was first elected to the Court in 2002, re-elected...

June 14, 2017 - 12:02 pm

Community Legal Aid is hiring a staff attorney in our Canton Office. To see details, including how to apply, click here. We're also hiring a managing attorney. To see details, including how to apply, click here.

June 2, 2017 - 7:01 pm

We’re celebrating 65 years of Community Legal Aid this year, and it’s been an exciting time to look back on our history and the success that brought us to where we are today, as well as thinking about where we’re heading in the future.   A lot can happen in...