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Student loan update & 2023 legal clinics

Posted December 8, 2022
2:00 pm

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Hello from Legal Aid! As the end of the year approaches, we reflect on where we’ve been and we look forward to continuing our efforts in the new year ahead.

2022 Accomplishments
The Legal Aid team is on track to help nearly 22,000 people by the end of this year through legal cases alone. Thousands more have received assistance through our community legal education and advocacy work. Thank you for your partnership – for spreading the word, sending referrals, and helping us Extend Justice across Northeast Ohio. Click here for a quick video highlighting our work this year.

Student Loan Cancellation Update
Two federal courts have blocked the Department of Education from discharging debts under its Student Loan Cancellation program. For now, the Department of Education is no longer accepting cancellation applications. The Department of Education is seeking to overturn these Court decisions. Given these legal challenges, the student loan repayment pause has been extended. Repayment will NOT be restarting on January 1, 2023. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates on our website as they are available -

2023 Legal Clinics
Our 2023 calendar is taking shape, with many neighborhood-based legal clinics already scheduled. Please see the list below, and continue to check our website as additional clinics will be added. View the events calendar on our website.

Please help us spread the word about these free legal clinics:

Saturday, December 10 at Cleveland Public Library, Martin L. King, Jr. Branch
10:00 – 11:00 AMNo appointment needed.
1962 Stokes Blvd, Cleveland

Tuesday, January 10 at Oberlin Community Services at Oberlin Depot
2:00 – 3:30 PMCall 440-774-6579 for an appointment.
240 South Main Street, Oberlin

Tuesday, January 17 at Catholic Charities Ashtabula
2:00 – 3:30 PMCall 440-992-2121 for an appointment.
4200 Park Avenue, 3rd Floor, Ashtabula

Saturday, January 21 at Cleveland Public Library, Carnegie West Branch
10:00 – 11:00 AMNo appointment needed.
1900 Fulton Road, Cleveland

Saturday, February 4 at Cuyahoga County Public Library, Warrensville Heights Branch
10:00 – 11:00 AM
No appointment needed.
4415 Northfield Road, Warrensville Heights

Saturday, February 11 at Cleveland Public Library, Glenville Branch
10:00 – 11:00 AMNo appointment needed.
11900 St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland

As always, those who need Legal Aid’s help can apply online 24/7 or call our phone intake at 888-817-3777 during business hours.

To request an outreach/education event or materials for your community group, please email:

Thank you – we appreciate your partnership and look forward to continued collaboration.


Laura E. Klingler, MNO
Development & Communications Associate
Direct: 216-861-5144

The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
Rights. Dignity. Justice.

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