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Tax season: Credits, warnings and where to go for free tax prep


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...

2020 Summer Associate Information


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 ...

ED Update: Patriotism and professionalism


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 ...

Youngstown Resource Fair Opens Doors to Homeownership


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 Communi...

ED Update: From Greece, with love (and tree sap)


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 (...

Local attorneys recognized for pro bono efforts


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 an...

Mahoning Bar launches Access to Justice Committee


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...

Legal Aid celebrates deputy's accomplishments


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,...

New report cites long-term benefits of legal aid for Ohioans


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 cli...

Medicaid work requirements could affect Legal Aid clients


Nonprofit seeks input from those currently enrolled Community Legal Aid is seeking input from local residents who are currently enrolled or have been enrolled in Medicaid. The move is in response to the recent federal approval of Ohio’s Medicaid W...