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Legal Aid attorney to become President of Lorain County Bar Association

Posted June 8, 2022
12:52 pm

Jessica Baggett, managing attorney of The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland in Lorain County, will be sworn-in at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, June 10, 2022 as the newest President of the Lorain County Bar Association. The mid-day Friday ceremony will be held in the Assembly Room of the Lorain County Justice Center. Judge Sherry Glass will preside over the swearing-in.

Ms. Baggett has practiced law for 29 years in Ohio, and has served as a managing attorney at Legal Aid since 2007. Prior to that, she was a magistrate in Lorain County Domestic Relations Court Juvenile Division, and a staff attorney at Southeastern Ohio Legal Services.

She is a graduate of The Ohio State University (undergraduate) and Ohio Northern University School of Law.

The Lorain County Bar Association (LCBA) is a nonprofit organization, operating as a center for legal professionalism in Lorain County and promoting the highest ethical and professionalism standards. LCBA's vision is to advance the Lorain County legal community as a center of professional excellence and model of community service.

The Lorain County Bar Association is a close partner with Legal Aid. Founded in 1905, The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland is the fifth oldest legal aid organization in the United States. Serving residents of Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, and Lorain counties, The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland works to extend justice for those who are low income and vulnerable by providing high-quality legal services and working for systemic solutions.

Legal Aid uses the power of the law to increase safety and health; promote education and economic stability; support safe and stable housing; and ensure government and justice systems are accountable and accessible. In 2021, The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland handled more than 6,600 cases, impacting more than 17,300 people. Thanks to support from the philanthropic community, Legal Aid's services are provided at no cost to clients.

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