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February 9, 2022 - 10:37 am

By Brant Lee, guest writer and Professor of Law and Assistant Dean for Diversity and Social Justice Initiatives at the University of Akron School of Law   Since January 2021, 37 states have proposed, passed, or signed into law bills restricting how...

February 9, 2022 - 8:23 am

Non-profit highlights staff and volunteer contributions to justice In honor of Black History Month, Community Legal Aid is sharing stories of advocates who are making a difference in the community. Amplifying Black Voices is a collection of videos and...

February 1, 2022 - 1:32 pm

By Steven McGaritty, executive director   This is not your average, obligatory Black History Month article. I’m not going to pontificate on Martin Luther King Jr. or share some quote or meme from social media about the importance of diversity...

January 26, 2022 - 8:29 am

By Marie Curry, managing attorney Our health system is in a state of suspended animation. And I’m not just talking about COVID. Roughly 4 million Ohioans rely on Medicaid for their health insurance. That’s one-quarter of our state’s population. It’s...

January 19, 2022 - 8:43 am

by Dana Goldstein, staff attorney There is a saying (attributed to Ben Franklin) that says, “nothing is certain except death and taxes.” It is true that these two unwanted guests visit us all. But when it comes to taxes, do they visit us all in the same...

January 12, 2022 - 10:43 am

By Jeanne Charles, managing attorney   I called the police, and they won’t do anything. They said there is nothing they can do. No one is going to do anything until I’m dead.   There’s a saying in the justice field: burden of proof...

January 5, 2022 - 8:12 am

by Ashley Hall, staff attorney   It’s a new year. Time for a fresh start. And yet. When January rolls around, we all have to reconcile our decisions from the last eight+ weeks prior -- the food we bought (and consumed), the gifts we gave, the...

December 16, 2021 - 11:16 am

By John Petit, managing attorney, and Rachel Nader, advocacy director   If there is one thing we learned over this pandemic, it's that we are all connected. When we are facing a contagious disease, if we don't act as one, we are all at risk....

December 8, 2021 - 9:17 am

by Jenna Wyatt, HelpLine paralegal On a typical week as an intake worker at Community Legal Aid, I speak with up to...

December 1, 2021 - 9:32 am

by Maria Duvuvuei, communications & development director It’s that time of year again. And no, I’m not talking about the transition to football playoff season. ‘Tis the season to be giving -- charitably, that is. This time of year, when Giving...

November 24, 2021 - 8:44 am

This week, we’re taking a break from our Big Ideas series to offer our thanks. As our name suggests, community is central to our mission. Our work is interdependent on what’s happening in our communities -- from driving our advocacy priorities based on...

November 17, 2021 - 8:37 am

by Dawn Spriggs, managing attorney The last two years have been turbulent for all of us. One group of individuals...

November 10, 2021 - 9:40 am

by Kimberly M. Adams, J.D.   Our country celebrates Veterans’ Day tomorrow, and Community Legal Aid is...

October 27, 2021 - 10:33 am

by Andrew Neuhauser, managing attorney   There is a saying: “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure...

October 20, 2021 - 9:39 am

by James Ford & Terri Underwood, public benefits paralegals   When the U.S. Department of Agriculture...