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September 2014

Notice of Public Meeting: Maple Heights Residents

September 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Maple Heights City School District’s Board of Education Offices,
5740 Lawn Avenue, Maple Heights, OH 44137 United States
ATTENTION PARENTS! Notice of Public Meeting Maple Heights City School District Special Education Program The Maple Heights City School District has been selected by the Ohio Department of Education, Office for Exceptional Children (OEC), for a review of its special education program.  OEC will be in the district on Tuesday, September 2 and Wednesday, September 3, 2014 to complete this review. OEC is asking parents, guardians and other members of the public to share their views on the Maple Heights… Find out more »

CLE for Attorneys: Mortgage and Reverse Mortgage Scams

September 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Cleveland Public Library Stokes Auditorium,
325 Superior Avenue East, Cleveland, OH 44114 United States
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** Please note!  Due to popular response, the location for this CLE is now at the Cleveland Library’s Stokes Auditorium (and NOT at Legal Aid!) Join us for a 1.75-hour presentation on September 4 to learn how mortgage and reverse mortgage scams affect our communities and are being addressed at the city, county, regional, and national level. 1.75 hours of CLE credit confirmed Check out the full agenda by clicking here. CLICK HERE to register today! Registration begins at 11:45 am You… Find out more »

El Centro Lorain

September 10 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
El Centro,
2800 Pearl Avenue, Lorain, OH 44055 United States
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A first come, first served free advice clinic for low-income individuals with civil legal issues.   Please bring all relevant paperwork with you. This event is part of United Way of Greater Lorain County‘s “Week of Caring.” Find out more »
suggested gift: $150 - $2500

Private Benefit for Legal Aid (by invitation only)

September 12 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Private Home,
those with a reservation will get full address info via email
You Are Invited to help those most vulnerable in our community please join us at a house party to benefit The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland Friday, September 12, 2014 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Hosted by Tom and Kim Lobe along with Ann Bergen, C. Lynne Day, Betsy Rader and Mary Jane Trapp of Legal Aid’s Development Committee Event is at a private home, and address will be shared once reservation is made via donation to Legal Aid. Cocktails Array… Find out more »

Cleveland Public Library – Glenville Branch

September 13 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Cleveland Public Library Glenville Branch,
11900 St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44108 United States
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A first come, first served free advice clinic for low-income individuals with civil legal issues.   Please bring all relevant paperwork with you. This clinic will be staffed by pro bono volunteer attorneys from Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLP, Cleveland City Council and City Hall. Find out more »
free: reservation required

CLE for pro bono attorneys: Ohio Landlord-Tenant Law

September 15 @ 8:20 am - 11:45 am
Cleveland Municipal Court,
1200 Ontario Street - 1st Floor (near elevator bank), Cleveland, OH 44113 United States
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This continuing legal education program  is free and  focuses on Landlord Tenant Law. For agenda details and speaker information, click here. This complimentary CLE seminar will provide training for attorneys to volunteer to assist low income individuals.   Once an attorney completes the CLE, The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland may refer cases to the attorney through the Volunteer Lawyers Program. Participation in the Volunteer Lawyers Program provides a great opportunity to gain valuable legal experience. Legal Aid provides mentoring and malpractice insurance… Find out more »

Juvenile Safe Surrender

September 22 @ 8:30 am - September 25 @ 4:30 pm
Cuyahoga County Juvenile Justice Center,
9300 Quincy Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106 United States
Have a warrant for a committed in Cuyahoga County when you were 17 years old or younger? Come to Juvenile Safe Surrender in September: Consult with an attorney and speak to a Judge You will receive favorable consideration on your case Community Support Services available on-site to help you   Click here for a flyer which you can circulate! Click here for FAQ’s about the program. Click here for more info! Find out more »

Spanish American Committee

September 27 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Spanish American Committee,
4407 Lorain Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113 United States
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A first come, first served free advice clinic for low-income individuals with civil legal issues.  Please bring all relevant paperwork with you. This clinic will be staffed by pro bono volunteer attorneys from the Northeast Ohio Association of Corporate Counsel. Find out more »
October 2014

Legal Aid Board of Directors Meeting

October 7 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Legal Aid Society Of Cleveland,
1223 West Sixth Street, Cleveland, OH 44102 United States
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Legal Aid’s Board of Directors meets quarterly.  The Board of Directors is responsible for defining the organization’s mission and for providing overall leadership and strategic direction to the organization.  Per regulations of the Legal Services Corporation, all board meetings are public. Find out more »

2014 National Celebrate Pro Bono Week

October 18 - 24
A special week honoring pro bono service — the National Pro Bono Celebration boasts thousands of special events nationwide.   In Northeast Ohio, the celebration includes Legal Aid,  numerous bar associations, the judiciary, community based organizations and volunteer attorneys. Watch this website in later 2014 for a calendar of all  Northeast Ohio’s Pro Bono Week activities. In Northeast Ohio, the week’s calendar will include numerous clinics, volunteer recognition events and continuing legal education presentations. Find out more »
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