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Legal Aid's statement re: Courts' actions amid Coronavirus


Ohio’s courts can and should be doing more to protect residents’ health and rights Statement from Steven McGarrity of Community Legal Aid on the Supreme Court of Ohio’s recommendations to local courts for procedural responses to the Coronavirus (C...

Legal Aid focuses priority cases amid Coronavirus


Nonprofit law firm prioritizing client safety, health, and housing Community Legal Aid is still open for business and is taking precautions in the midst of the Coronavirus, including suspending walk-in applications, cancelling or postponing all pu...

Legal Aid's statement clarifying HUD moratorium on foreclosures, evictions


Statement from Steven McGarrity of Community Legal Aid. Today’s announcement regarding the moratorium on foreclosures and evictions has prompted confusion in the legal community, and Community Legal Aid would like to clarify our understanding of t...

Legal Aid remains open, limits large-scale events


Nonprofit law firm encouraging online, phone applications Community Legal Aid is still open for business and is taking precautions in the midst of the Coronavirus. “We care about our community, and we’re doing our part to help prevent spreading...

NOTICE: March 14th legal clinic cancelled


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.

Legal Aid's statement on Akron Municipal Court rule changes


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 R...

Legal Aid expands presence in Wayne County


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 Act...

Free legal clinic will help people with housing and financial problems


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 fa...

ED Update: Who do you play for?


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 holiday...

Volunteer advocates needed to help survivors of  violence


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 and need he...