News

May 16, 2018 - 11:48 am

Community Legal Aid is extending an open invitation to the community to learn about some new exciting projects it has launched. The purpose of the event is to invite community members into the organization and dialogue about its mission and vision with staff...

May 14, 2018 - 9:52 am

Want to work for Legal Aid? Interested in a career in poverty law? Check out our most recent posting here!

April 9, 2018 - 2:39 pm

Pro Bono partnerships can exponentially increase how many of our low-income neighbors  we are able to help. This is why we are thrilled to share that we are teaming up with Brennan, Manna & Diamond to help close the justice gap in northeast Ohio. We are...

March 7, 2018 - 9:45 am

This week, Legal Aid launched recruitment for our Summer Associate program. This program brings in law students from local universities to get real, hands-on experience, while immersing them for the summer in the study and practice of poverty law.   Every...

March 1, 2018 - 2:23 pm

Executive Director Steve McGarrity was recently interviewed on the Weekend Today program by host Steve Vesey. You can view the interview here.

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.