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March 1, 2018 - 11:23 am

“Break the Silence” focuses on vulnerable populations Every minute, approximately 20 people are physically abused by a partner or family member. This equates to more than 10 million women and men each year, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic...

February 16, 2018 - 12:02 pm

All Community Legal Aid offices will be closed on Monday, February 19th in observance of President's Day.  Our offices will reopen on February 20th at 8:30am.

February 9, 2018 - 5:06 pm

Local agencies have partnered to offer help to property owners who are behind on their property taxes.  Summit County residents are invited to attend a free delinquent property tax clinic on Thursday, March 8, 2018 from 1 to 6 p.m. at Odom Boulevard Library,...

February 2, 2018 - 4:25 pm

Legal aid and the private bar have had a long-standing history of collaboration and support. Did you know that the American Bar Association was the first major organizational proponent of legal assistance to the poor? They created a standing committee on...

January 31, 2018 - 1:27 pm

Buckingham, Legal Aid partner to help families Local attorneys are volunteering their time to help families with children with special needs. Buckingham, Doolittle, and Burroughs, LLC, has teamed up with Community Legal Aid to provide assistance in filing for...

January 22, 2018 - 3:46 pm

More than 1,200 people from Summit, Stark, Portage and five other nearby counties asked Community Legal Aid for help last year to file bankruptcy. The nonprofit could handle only 190 of those cases, leaving many who could benefit most from the legal...

January 16, 2018 - 4:42 pm

New managing attorneys, deputy announced Community Legal Aid has shifted a couple key leadership roles, in order to better serve clients and community partners. The nonprofit law firm recently announced attorneys Rachel Nader as its new Volunteer Legal...

January 10, 2018 - 12:10 pm

It’s hard to believe 2018 is already here and that next month, I’ll celebrate my first full year at Legal Aid’s Executive Director. It’s been a fun, scary, crazy, amazing ride these past 11 months, and I’m excited for what’s to come this year.   New projects...

January 10, 2018 - 11:25 am

Local attorneys, community members focus on access to justice issues for new year Community Legal Aid’s Board of Trustees is kicking off the new year. The Board’s docket for 2018 includes several new legal assistance programs for needy families, innovative...

January 8, 2018 - 2:09 pm

All Community Legal Aid offices will be closed on Monday, January 15th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  Our offices will reopen on January 16th at 8:30am.

December 20, 2017 - 5:07 pm

Holiday closure information: Our offices will be closed from 4:30 PM on Thursday, December 21, 2017 until 8:30 AM on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. You may apply online while our offices are closed, but your application will not be reviewed until January 2, 2018....

December 14, 2017 - 2:12 pm

VALU program looking for volunteers When Susan Smith walked into the courthouse, a sense of terror came over her. Here she was, ready to go before the court, ready to tell her story, ready to finally say she’s had enough. She was ready to break free from her...

December 7, 2017 - 1:54 pm

For anyone who has kids, the Harry Potter series should be second nature to you, by now. I have been making me way, this year, through the seven books with my son. To say he's a fan would be putting it mildly. Our nightime routine: Harry Potter. This year's...

November 9, 2017 - 2:17 pm

Thank you to our veterans Each year in November, we mark two important holidays - Thanksgiving and Veterans’ Day. This month is a time for reflection, for appreciation of the most basic freedoms we enjoy, without even thinking about it, each day. I can think...

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...