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Spotlight on workers’ rights, new virtual training offering & more

Posted May 12, 2022
10:26 am

We provided this update on local events, community updates, and other newsworthy items to our partners and public officials.

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The warmth of spring has finally arrived! 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 online.  Please see more highlights below and reach out with any questions or requests.

Please share these upcoming Legal Aid events and opportunities with clients and colleagues:

Legal Aid is hiring!  We just posted a bunch of new opportunities on our website. You can spread the word by sharing our recent social media post. For more details visit the careers page on our website.

Join us for a virtual training! Community, Lawyers, and Funding: Engaging for Social Change – Friday, June 10, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Legal Aid and partners will facilitate a virtual training on how community changemakers can work with lawyers and the legal system to achieve their goals. Participants will hear from community organizers, advocacy professionals, and attorneys about how laws, legal processes, and various funding streams affect efforts to make change. The training will use a hypothetical community development scenario to integrate content related to social change, social policy, self-determination, and building power in historically marginalized communities. Learn more and register here.

Spotlight on employment law and workers’ rights – Legal Aid assists with employment legal matters, and we have some helpful tips available here. Policy Matters Ohio recently released this report about current realities for working Ohioans – the reality is tough for many working Ohioans, and Legal Aid is here to help. This month our outreach programs on the radio and social media will focus on workers’ rights and labor issues. Join us as we chat with our friends from the Northeast Ohio Worker Center:

Need resources or a guest speaker? Legal Aid staff and volunteers enjoy sharing information about our services at community events.  If you are hosting a community resource fair in the coming months and would like to invite Legal Aid to attend, or simply want Legal Aid materials to distribute, please email with all of the details and we will be in touch.

In-person brief advice clinics across Northeast Ohio!
We are excited to be back at our partner organizations to offer in-person Brief Advice Clinics with a full schedule planned for Summer 2022! View the full events calendar on our website, or download a bilingual PDF flyer to distribute.

Please share the following resources with clients and colleagues:

Fair Housing Center Releases Report: 2022 State of Fair Housing in Northeast Ohio
The Fair Housing Center is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect and expand fair housing rights, eliminate housing discrimination, and promote integrated communities. Read their recently published report on the State of Fair Housing in Northeast Ohio.

Assistance Available for Ohio Homeowners Impacted by COVID-19
The Ohio Housing Finance Agency (OHFA) is accepting applications for the Save the Dream Ohio program, which helps eligible Ohio homeowners who are facing foreclosure or cannot afford to pay their mortgage, utility bills or other related housing costs as a result of economic hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more in this press release from the Ohio Housing Finance Agency.

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

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