March 3, 2017 - 11:38 am

Akron Legal News recently published a story about the American Bar Association's national survey on pro bono work. The story features Jennifer van Dulmen, managing attorney for Community Legal Aid's Volunteer Legal Services Program (VLSP), speaking about the...

February 17, 2017 - 5:10 pm

As you may know, our long-time Executive Director Sara Strattan is retiring next month. Sara has been a valued leader for Legal Aid, having served at the helm for nearly 20 years, leading steadily through economic downturns and multiple restructurings and...

February 15, 2017 - 8:19 pm

Associate Director to take reins of Community Legal Aid Services The Board of Trustees of Community Legal Aid Services has tapped Steven J. McGarrity to succeed retiring Executive Director Sara E. Strattan.  McGarrity has served as the organization’s...

February 9, 2017 - 12:01 pm

The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation Presidential Award is presented annually to law firms or individuals who have made outstanding efforts in improving access to justice through pro bono or volunteer service. Past recipients include Paul D. Hancock (2016);...

February 9, 2017 - 11:25 am

Free tax preparation is available for those eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Volunteer programs help clients file electronically, saving them high preparation fees and often getting their refunds faster. Community Legal Aid is spreading the...

January 31, 2017 - 11:08 am

Free tax preparation is available Need help filing your taxes? Free help is available for those who qualitfy through volunteer programs. Call to see if you qualify for free tax preparation in the following counties: Columbiana (330) 332-5512 Mahoning (330)...

January 23, 2017 - 4:18 pm

The Ohio Supreme Court is sending the annual email to attorneys on active, emeritus pro bono, or corporate registration status with a link to the 2016 voluntary pro bono reporting website.  The reporting website enables attorneys to, voluntarily and...

November 21, 2016 - 2:53 pm

Homeowner Information Class Course Description Are you prepared for mediation, facing foreclosure, or having trouble paying your mortgage? Join us for these free weekly classes. All are welcome, regardless of income. All classes are taught by attorneys....

November 21, 2016 - 9:52 am

Austintown atty shares how to ‘divorce with dignity’ Pictures   SHERRY KARABIN
Legal News Reporter
Published: November 15, 2016 Divorce and dignity—two words that are seldom used together. But Austintown attorney Melissa Rocci believes that with...

November 4, 2016 - 1:40 pm

Responsibilities: Reporting to the 18-member Board of Trustees, the Executive Director of Community Legal Aid Services, Inc. (Akron) leads a staff of 55 talented lawyers and support staff with five direct reports: Associate Director, Advocacy Director, CFO,...

October 21, 2016 - 2:54 pm

Free Delinquent Tax Clinic Are you behind on your real estate taxes? Join Summit County Fiscal Officer Kristen M....

October 17, 2016 - 9:06 am

Call for Change HelpLine Event Week long program to assist potential clients, celebrate Pro Bono month Community Legal Aid is offering another way for clients to receive legal assistance this month. The organization will host its second annual Call for Change...

August 18, 2016 - 8:43 am

Celebrate with us This October, Community Legal Aid will celebrate its 64th anniversary with an event to honor the work of our dedicated community partners, over 200 volunteers, and staff - the people working to bridge the gap between poverty and justice. We...

June 8, 2016 - 12:16 pm

We are happy to welcome our 2016 Summer Law Students and we look forward to the great work they will do on behalf of...

May 11, 2016 - 10:40 am

What You Need to Know about "Second Chance": Employer Duties, Record Clearing, Clemency, and More On Tuesday, May 10, 2016, Legal Aid presented a "Second Chance" CLE training for volunteer and staff attorneys at the American Red Cross Building in Akron. The...