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April 10, 2017 - 1:35 pm

Summer Opportunities for Law Students For more info: Summer Associate Program Application     Opportunities for Law Students Jerome L. Holub Bankruptcy Program Through a partnership with the University of Akron, the Akron Bar Association, and Community Legal...

April 3, 2017 - 2:02 pm

The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation is hosting a Happy Hour for Justice event in downtown Akron on April 12. Please see the invitation below for details and to RSVP.   SAVE THE DATE! Join us for an evening with new lawyers and colleagues from the Ohio Legal...

March 7, 2017 - 2:45 pm

Community Legal Aid Board member Stephen Funk recently was profiled in Akron Legal News. Funk served as a committee and board member for several years before resigning to fulfill his duties as president-elect and eventually, president of the Akron Bar...

March 6, 2017 - 11:51 am

For a limited time, Community Legal Aid is giving away a pair of tickets to the March 25th Cavs game. Cheer on your...

March 3, 2017 - 11:38 am

Akron Legal News recently published a story about the American Bar Association's national survey on pro bono work. The story features Jennifer van Dulmen, managing attorney for Community Legal Aid's Volunteer Legal Services Program (VLSP), speaking about the...

February 17, 2017 - 5:10 pm

As you may know, our long-time Executive Director Sara Strattan is retiring next month. Sara has been a valued leader for Legal Aid, having served at the helm for nearly 20 years, leading steadily through economic downturns and multiple restructurings and...

February 15, 2017 - 8:19 pm

Associate Director to take reins of Community Legal Aid Services The Board of Trustees of Community Legal Aid Services has tapped Steven J. McGarrity to succeed retiring Executive Director Sara E. Strattan.  McGarrity has served as the organization’s...

February 9, 2017 - 12:01 pm

The Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation Presidential Award is presented annually to law firms or individuals who have made outstanding efforts in improving access to justice through pro bono or volunteer service. Past recipients include Paul D. Hancock (2016);...

February 9, 2017 - 11:25 am

Free tax preparation is available for those eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). Volunteer programs help clients file electronically, saving them high preparation fees and often getting their refunds faster. Community Legal Aid is spreading the...

January 31, 2017 - 11:08 am

Free tax preparation is available Need help filing your taxes? Free help is available for those who qualitfy through volunteer programs. Call to see if you qualify for free tax preparation in the following counties: Columbiana (330) 332-5512 Mahoning (330)...

January 23, 2017 - 4:18 pm

The Ohio Supreme Court is sending the annual email to attorneys on active, emeritus pro bono, or corporate registration status with a link to the 2016 voluntary pro bono reporting website.  The reporting website enables attorneys to, voluntarily and...

November 21, 2016 - 2:53 pm

Homeowner Information Class Course Description Are you prepared for mediation, facing foreclosure, or having trouble paying your mortgage? Join us for these free weekly classes. All are welcome, regardless of income. All classes are taught by attorneys....

November 21, 2016 - 9:52 am

Austintown atty shares how to ‘divorce with dignity’ Pictures   SHERRY KARABIN
Legal News Reporter
Published: November 15, 2016 Divorce and dignity—two words that are seldom used together. But Austintown attorney Melissa Rocci believes that with...

November 4, 2016 - 1:40 pm

Responsibilities: Reporting to the 18-member Board of Trustees, the Executive Director of Community Legal Aid Services, Inc. (Akron) leads a staff of 55 talented lawyers and support staff with five direct reports: Associate Director, Advocacy Director, CFO,...

October 21, 2016 - 2:54 pm

Free Delinquent Tax Clinic Are you behind on your real estate taxes? Join Summit County Fiscal Officer Kristen M....