Hugh’s Legal Aid Story

Back

I am proud to serve on the Legal Aid Board of Directors. I believe it is my duty as a lawyer to see that “justice for all” is not aspirational, but a reality.

My Legal Aid story is an experience I had one cold, rainy morning at a church in East Cleveland. I remember watching the incredibly dedicated Legal Aid attorney Ann Porath unloading refreshments for the local residents lining up for the Brief Advice Clinic. That day, I helped a woman who was sobbing as she said she felt totally powerless in the face of the runaround she was getting from a company, which had mistakenly charged her a bill she didn’t owe.

The stress this was creating for her was enormous. Likewise, her relief was enormous once we together figured out the right human being to talk to about this situation. We cut through the red tape and got the mistake corrected. I have seen numerous other situations where people simply need an advocate to help them navigate a very intimidating system that is unforgiving to the poor and powerless.

– Hugh McKay, Esq.
Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP

 

Join the conversation!

Share #MyLegalAidStory on Twitter,
Visit www.MyLegalAidStory.org

Uncategorized
photo
Working together to #ExtendJustice
Our leadership with The Campaign for Legal Aid will extend the reach of justice to more families in Northeast Ohio.

Read More

www.ExtendJustice.org

photo
Housing Justice Alliance
The Campaign for Legal Aid will support the Housing Justice Alliance - and we'll be the first community in Ohio to create a right to counsel when someone's home is at risk.

Read More

www.lasclev.org/HousingJusticeAlliance

photo
The Campaign for Legal Aid
Steady growth in donor support through The Campaign for Legal Aid extends Legal Aid’s reach in Northeast Ohio.

Read More

www.ExtendJustice.org

  • photo1
  • photo1
  • photo1