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New partnership addresses social determinants of health


When someone is sick, they go to a doctor hoping to get well. But sometimes, the path to good health requires more than a medical solution, it needs a legal one too. This is the basis for a new medical-legal partnership between Summa Family M...

Legal Aid advocate recognized for service to community


“Women need to have a voice in shaping the type of community in which we live. If we leave it up to others, we may not like what they give us.” A vision of a stronger, more vibrant Youngstown has been the on-going inspiration for Legal Aid attorne...

Legal Aid launches general “Ask a Lawyer” session on Facebook


Community Legal Aid is hosting a new, free monthly session on Facebook where anyone can ask a lawyer questions they have. This general Q&A session is an expansion of Legal Aid’s “Ask a Lawyer” live series, which the nonprofit law firm lau...

Low-income Ohioans at risk from unemployment fraud


Legal Aid advocates stress call to action Among the hundreds of thousands of identities stolen to make fraudulent claims for unemployment benefits, Ohio’s most vulnerable populations may experience the greatest harm. More than 760,000...

Legal advocates warn of tax issues related to COVID-19


Navigating the world of taxes is more complex this year for low-income Ohioans. Community Legal Aid is sharing information about the issues that can impact filers. “There are a number of new things to consider when filing your tax returns thi...

Legal Aid seeks lawyer to lead litigation efforts


Community Legal Aid is looking to hire an advocacy director to lead the organization’s litigation and systemic advocacy efforts. Steve McGarrity, Legal Aid’s executive director, said he hopes this new position will take the nonprofit’s advoca...

Legal Aid renews commitment to fighting COVID-19 in new year


As everyone wraps up 2020, Community Legal Aid has its sights set on the new year. “Last year was a tough year for social service agencies,” shared Dionne Dowdy, president of Legal Aid’s Board of Trustees. “From the shift in services to respo...

Statement on Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2021


Statement from Executive Director Steven McGarrity On this day, Community Legal Aid stands proudly with our Black and Brown neighbors and celebrates a hero and civil rights leader’s life and legacy. The notion of protecting the ideals that Mart...

2022 Summer Associate Program


Community is looking for dedicated, hard-working, and public-interest minded law students for its Summer Associate Program. Legal Aid has opportunities available for 2L’s (with or without intern certificate) and 1L’s in four of our Northeast Ohio off...

Virtual 5k to benefit Legal Aid


Community Legal Aid will host its first virtual 5k early next month. The contactless fundraiser will support the nonprofit’s legal services, client outreach, and educational programs. The inaugural Race for Justice will take place the second ...