Posted May 11, 202312:45 pm
We provided this update on local events, community updates, and other newsworthy items to our community partners and public officials.
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Hello from Legal Aid! Legal Aid is available in person, by phone, and online to meet our clients’ needs. Applicants can now schedule a call back time when they apply for help online at lasclev.org. Please reach out with any questions or requests. We look forward to hearing from you!
Check out these updates from Legal Aid:
Free legal clinics: Spring 2023 calendar available
For a printable bilingual flyer (PDF) of Legal Aid's upcoming FREE legal advice clinics scheduled for the second quarter of 2023, click here: Spring Clinic Flyer.
Upcoming Brief Advice Clinics:
- Saturday, May 13 at 10:00 AM at Cleveland Public Library, West Park Branch
- Saturday, May 20 at 9:30 AM at Fatima Family Center, Cleveland
- Tuesday, May 23 at El Centro in Lorain – call 440-277-8235 for an appointment.
Or visit the events page on our website anytime to view the full clinic schedule.
Trainings for Partners & Providers – Sign up Today!
Legal Aid is offering a FREE series of virtual trainings for community partners and service providers. Please click the links below for details and to complete your zoom registration.
- May 12 @ 12:00 PM – Ohio’s New Expungement & Record Sealing Law
- May 19 @ 12:00 PM – Helping Clients with Suspended Driver’s Licenses
If you missed the April 28 and May 5 training sessions, they are now available for viewing on Legal Aid’s YouTube page:
Meet & Greet Events – Join us Thursdays in June
Throughout June 2023, Legal Aid will host a series of Meet & Greet Events across our service area. These community receptions are a chance to reconnect with our local partners and we’d love to see you there! Events will be held on June 1 in Ashtabula County, June 8 in Geauga County, June 15 in Lorain County, and June 22 in Lake County. For more information and to RSVP: lasclev.org/2023MeetAndGreet
Presentations & Resource Fair Participation – Invite Legal Aid!
Legal Aid provides trainings to providers and Know Your Rights presentations to community groups on a variety of topics. If you are interested in hosting a group presentation, please send requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re hosting a Resource Fair or outreach event to share information with people who have low income and may need legal assistance, please consider inviting Legal Aid to attend. Send an email to email@example.com with details about your event (date, time, location, audience, etc.). We’ll do our best to attend, or we can send brochures and materials to distribute. For presentations and outreach events, please provide as much advance notice as possible.
Please share this information widely:
Tax Foreclosure and Housing Resource Event – May 16
On Tuesday, May 16 from 3:30 – 6:30 PM, Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court will host a FREE Tax Foreclosure and Housing Resource Event at Garfield Heights Civic Center. Information will be available for those needing help resolving their tax foreclosure delinquency – including community resources, assistance programs, and advice. Visit the court’s website for more info.
Family Café Advocating & Navigating Special Education in Cleveland – May 17
On Wednesday, May 17 from 5:30 – 6:30 PM, the Cleveland Transformation Alliance will host a virtual panel discussion to empower families to learn, understand and navigate Special Education services and programs in Cleveland. Legal Aid Attorney Danielle Gadomski Littleton will participate as a panelist. Register for this FREE event at mycleschool.org/events.
Updated opportunities for expungement and record sealing for Ohioans
Ohio’s new law expanding opportunities for expungement and record sealing is now in effect. The Ohio Justice & Policy Center has developed a guide on record sealing for adults who may be affected by this change. Access the PDF guide here. Legal Aid can help eligible applicants apply to seal or expunge their records.
Fair Housing for those with a criminal record
The Fair Housing Center has launched a new digital toolkit on Fair Housing for People with Criminal Record. Access the digital toolkit here.
SCORE Cleveland offers mentors
Small business owners, or aspiring owners, are encouraged to seek help from SCORE mentors. The volunteer mentors are local experts that are ready to help entrepreneurs in Northeast Ohio build their businesses to their fullest potential. Visit their website to learn more and request a mentor.
Thank you for your partnership in striving for justice throughout Northeast Ohio. As always, please reach out with any questions or ideas!
Anne K. Sweeney
Managing Attorney for Community Engagement
The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
Direct: 216.861.5242 / Main: 216.861.5500
Rights. Dignity. Justice.