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July 2021 News For Community Partners from Legal Aid

Posted July 15, 2021
7:36 am

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

If you are on-staff at a local organization or government agency, please email us with a request to join the mailing list. Include your name, title, organization and email in the note. You will then begin receiving Legal Aid's bi-weekly updates. 

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!

Click here to learn more and to register. Application pending for free continuing education credits for social workers.

Tenant Information Line

The CDC Eviction Moratorium was extended to July 31!  Legal Aid’s Tenant Information Line is available 24/7 for renters with questions about housing law. Tenants can call 216-861-5955 or 440-210-4533 with a question. Tenants should leave a message with their name and phone number, and Legal Aid will call back within 1-2 business days. This service is available for Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, and Lorain counties. Click here to learn more.

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) update:

Ohio stopped providing the additional $300/week pandemic unemployment benefit on June 26, 2021. Legal Aid’s Worker Information Line remains open 24/7 to field questions about employment and unemployment compensation. Workers can call 216-861-5899 in Cuyahoga County or 440-210-4532 in Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake, and Lorain Counties and leave a message at any time. Callers should clearly state their name, phone number and a brief description of their employment/unemployment compensation question. A Legal Aid staff member will return the call between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Calls are returned within 1-2 business days.

Reminder: Cuyahoga County Consumer Debt Defense Program

Legal Aid and the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court have teamed up to lead a new Consumer Debt Defense program offering free legal assistance to those struggling with debt. For more information, contact the Court Resource Center at 216-443-8204 or email: Click here for a printable flyer to share, too!

Life & The Law – Conversations About Your Rights
July 15 @ 10:00 am

Legal Aid will join Our Voices Today, WOVU 95.9 FM's signature community affairs program, for a conversation with host and WOVU Production Director T.C. Lewis. Legal Aid staff will share empowering legal information and answer listener questions. Visit this link to stream the conversation through your web browser.

Legal Aid at the Library: LIVE on Facebook
Tuesday, July 27 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for our monthly Facebook live with Cleveland Public Library! This month’s session focuses on disability rights. We'll highlight numerous civil legal issues, provide guidance and answer questions. Click here for the Facebook event. – please share on social media!

Ashtabula County Summer Food Service Program

Ashtabula County Community Action Agency is sponsoring the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), which runs from June 14th through August 6th and provides free meals to low-income children through age 18. No enrollment or eligibility is required. Find the SFSP schedule and more details here.

As always, please reach out if you have any questions!

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