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March 11, 2020 - 11:51 am

The March 14th Neighborhood Law Clinic at The Well in Akron has been cancelled due to public health concerns. We will be rescheduling this clinic for a later date.

March 9, 2020 - 4:04 pm

Akron Municipal Court rule changes good for low-income Akronites -- but more can be done Statement from Steven McGarrity of Community Legal Aid on Akron Municipal Court’s announced amendment to Local Rule 29 and non-action on proposed changes to Rule 39...

February 19, 2020 - 2:14 pm

Wayne County residents facing legal issues related to housing, debt, domestic violence and other civil matters, have an additional way to get help. Community Legal Aid now is holding office hours on Wednesdays from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. at Community Action’s...

February 19, 2020 - 2:13 pm

Trumbull County residents facing legal problems have a new way to get help. The Clarence Darrow Court Clinic opens this month at the Trumbull County Bar Association. The clinic, offered by Community Legal Aid, will assist low-income individuals facing...

February 19, 2020 - 2:07 pm

The new year has kicked off with a bang. It seems impossible, but here we are, already midway into the first quarter. The flurry of activity that happens after the holidays seems to sneak up on us every year. We come out of the lull of the holidays,...

February 13, 2020 - 9:12 am

    The Volunteer Advocacy Legal Unit (VALU) at the Mahoning County Domestic Relations Court is seeking volunteers to assist victims who are ready to end the cycle of violence.   “Our volunteers work with people who are in crisis...

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...