Posted June 8, 20235:00 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. Our third quarter clinic flyer with events for July, August, and September will be released soon!
Upcoming Brief Advice Clinics:
- Saturday, June 10 at 10:00 AM at Cleveland Public Library, Langston Hughes Branch
- Tuesday, June 13 at 1:30 PM at Spanish American Committee, Cleveland
- Saturday, June 17 at 10:00 AM at West Side Catholic Center, Cleveland
Or visit the events page on our website anytime to view the full clinic schedule.
Student Loan Information – Virtual Drop-in Sessions
The federal student loan payment pause will be ending this summer. To help providers facilitate borrowers’ return to repayment, Legal Aid will host virtual ‘drop-in’ sessions this summer. We invite providers to join with any questions they have related to student loans. Providers can jump in at any time during the hour to talk with one of our student loans experts, or can join for the entire time to hear others’ questions. Register today:
- Thursday, July 6, 12:00-1:00 PM
- Thursday, August 3, 12:00-1:00 PM
- Thursday, September 7, 12:00-1:00 PM
For more information and student loan resources, check out our website.
Legal Aid’s Spring 2023 issue of The Alert newsletters is now available
Check out the digital edition on our website: “The Alert”- Volume 39, Issue 1.
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 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 service 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. Please 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:
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. Check out our recent discussion about this topic here: Ohio’s new Expungement and Record Sealing Law.
FREE Community Workshop "Is Starting a 501(c)3 Right for You? Pros, Cons, and Realities" - Tuesday, June 20 from 5:30-7:30 PM at Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church, sponsored by Greater Cleveland Interfaith Alliance. This free workshop will outline the steps required to start a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Registration is limited and required. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, June 19, and provide email addresses and the organization being represented for all attendees.
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.
Tri-C’s Women in Transition Program Offers In-Person and Online Summer Sessions
The Women in Transition program at Cuyahoga Community College is hosting summer sessions with online and in-person classes to empower women by building personalized academic and professional development plans. Sessions begin June 20, and registration is required by June 13. Visit Tri-C's website to learn more.
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.