Posted June 1, 20211:00 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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Last week, May 24th – May 30th, The Legal Aid Society joined other civil legal services organizations across Ohio for a social media campaign called #FreeToDrive. The campaign was designed to raise awareness around the issues our clients face when their driver’s licenses are suspended. Check out our posts by following #FreeToDrive on social media, or by sharing our Facebook and Twitter posts. Additionally, we are circulating this survey to better understand the impact of driver license suspensions on Ohio residents. Please share this survey with those you serve!
Support Legal Aid and have a chance to win $6000+!
On May 10, Legal Aid turned 116. Since 1905, Legal Aid has worked to protect shelter, safety and economic security for people with low incomes. To celebrate, we’re hosting a special 50/50 raffle where participants can win cash or one of three gift cards to The Corner Alley, all while supporting our mission. Visit lasclev.org/116raffle to learn more.
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 virtually. Contact us by June 7. Click here to learn more, and please share.
Slavic Village: Legal Aid 101 & Know Your Landlord/Tenant Rights
June 9 @ 6:00 pm
Slavic village residents: On June 9th, Legal Aid will be hosting a virtual presentation highlighting landlord/tenant rights. The presentation will also go over what Legal Aid does, who we serve, and how to apply for free legal services. To register, visit tinyurl.com/06062021, or call 216-861-5019. You will receive instructions on how to connect to the presentation by Zoom or phone. Click here to downloadable a shareable PDF flyer for this event.
Virtual Partner Training – Employment Matters
July 9 @ 9:00 am
Do you serve clients with questions about employment issues? On July 9th, Legal Aid’s employment attorneys will host a virtual training via Zoom focused on:
- The process of sealing a criminal record
- Obtaining a Certificate of Qualification for Employment (CQE)
- The basics of federal and state employment discrimination laws
- And more!
Tenant Information Line
As always, Legal Aid’s Tenant Information Line is available 24/7 for renters with questions about housing law. Tenants can call with a question, then clearly state their name and phone number, and will receive a phone call from a housing specialist within 1-2 business days. This service is available for Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, and Lorain counties. Click here to learn more.
Legal Education Brochures
Legal Aid has plenty of brochures available for you to distribute to your clients and networks. 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!
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