Posted May 5, 20214:51 pm
We provided this update to community partners and public officials this week with updates on events and other newsworthy items.
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Legal Aid providing free eviction help
An attorney by your side in eviction court can help preserve housing, get rental assistance, and negotiate with a landlord. If you know someone in need, encourage them to visit lasclev.org/contact to apply for help 24/7 online or call 888-817-8777 to get help.
Free Tax Help
There is still time to file taxes – the deadline this year is May 17! Legal Aid works with several free tax preparation programs across our service area:
- In Cuyahoga, contact the Cuyahoga EITC Coalition at refundohio.org or lasclev.org/contact
- In Lake, call 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment or visit lclifeline.org for more information.
- In Lorain, call 2-1-1 to schedule an appointment or visit loraincountyfreetaxprep.org for more information.
- All other communities, visit this IRS page.
Cleveland Consent Decree: Community Conversation
Wednesday, May 12th @ 6:00 p.m.
United Way of Greater Cleveland and the Cleveland Branch of the NAACP will discuss the Cleveland Consent Decree and its impact on police reform. Please join us for the fifth conversation in this 11-part Consent Decree series on May 12th from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. The topic is Crisis Intervention and Officer Wellness. The event is virtual, free to attend and open to the public. To learn more and register, visit brurl.co/CLEConsentDecree.
BrightTALK: Medical-Legal Partnerships to Improve Community Health Event
May 18 @ 11:00 am
Nearly two decades ago, Legal Aid helped create the first medical-legal partnership in Ohio with MetroHealth. Today, Northeast Ohio is a national leader in holistic medical-legal partnerships. During this virtual event, panelists will discuss how these programs improve community health. Register here to join this free conversation.
Life & The Law - Conversations About Your Rights
May 20 @ 10:00 am
On May 20th at 10:00 am, our attorneys will be live on WOVU to share important legal information and answer listener questions about public benefits. Visit this link to stream the conversation through your web browser. You can also download the WOVU 95.9 FM app on Google Play or the App Store, or simply tune in to 95.9 FM on your radio dial.
June Expungement Clinic
Do you serve clients who face barriers to opportunity because of a criminal record? Legal Aid will be hosting our next monthly expungement clinic. Anyone interested in having their record sealed will have the opportunity to connect with a skilled attorney. Learn more, and please share this link: https://lasclev.org/06072021/
Legal Education Brochures
Legal Aid has plenty of brochures available for you to share. We are happy to send you materials related to COVID legal issues, free eviction help, or anything else from our brochure library. Just email me back with your request!
And as always, please reach out if you have any questions.
Development & Communications Assistant
The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
1223 West Sixth Street
Cleveland, OH 44113