Posted July 14, 20226:00 am
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JAM FOR JUSTICE IS BACK, IN-PERSON!
Legal Aid’s annual summer fundraiser returns with an entirely new format and the debut of the General Counsel Glee Club. Our main Jam for Justice event will be on Thursday, September 8th Downtown Cleveland at the House of Blues, and two “Jam Sessions” will take place in the weeks prior: the East Side Jam Session on Wednesday, August 24 and the West Side Jam Session on Wednesday, August 31.
We are offering a special All Access VIP Pass for $150 that is a donation to Legal Aid and includes admission to all three events and an extra drink ticket on September 8th. For separate tickets, Jam for Justice tickets will be $50 and Jam Session tickets will be $25. Each event will feature two bands made up of local attorneys, judges, law faculty & students.
Purchase tickets here: https://lasclev.org/2022jamtickets/
Additional Event Information: https://lasclev.org/2022jam/
Are you an in-house attorney? Join a chorus of support for Legal Aid! Co-chaired by Jonathan Leiken (Diebold Nixdorf Inc.) and Jeannette Knudsen (The J.M. Smucker Company), in-house attorneys from Northeast Ohio will join together as the General Counsel Glee Club on September 8 to benefit Legal Aid. Learn more and sign up today: https://lasclev.org/2022GleeClub/
Please share this information with colleagues, friends, and family. Also, share on your social media! We put together additional language and images for you to promote this rockin’ event. Make sure to tag us @LegalAidCLE and #Jam4Justice2022.
- Legal Aid’s JAM for JUSTICE is back in-person with a new format! Three opportunities to rock ‘n’ roll - Jam for Justice with General Counsel Glee Club (Sept 8), East Side Jam Session (Aug 24) and West Side Jam Session (Aug 31). Get tickets, learn more: lasclev.org/2022Jam
- I support Legal Aid! Join me at JAM for JUSTICE. There are three opportunities to rock ‘n’ roll - Jam for Justice with General Counsel Glee Club (Sept 8), East Side Jam Session (Aug 24) and West Side Jam Session (Aug 31). Get tickets, learn more: lasclev.org/2022Jam
50/50 RAFFLE TICKETS – ON SALE NOW
We are celebrating 117 years of Legal Aid in Cleveland with a 50/50 raffle! Legal Aid is selling 117 tickets at $117 each – once they’re gone, they’re gone! You have a 1 in 117 chance to win up to $6,845. The drawing will take place on Friday, September 9th, 2022, and proceeds benefit Legal Aid.
Purchase your ticket here: https://lasclev.org/117raffle/
Please share this information with colleagues, friends, and family. Also, share on your social media! We put together additional language and images for you to promote this rockin’ event. Make sure to tag us @LegalAidCLE.
IN THE NEWS – Eliminating Barriers to Healthy Reentry for Ohioans
Legal Aid attorneys noticed a string of cases where clients were effectively barred from accessing health insurance because of Medicare late enrollment penalties incurred during incarceration. Additional research was done and more barriers to healthcare after incarceration were identified. That work led to a more targeted Health Equity for Reentering Ohioans (HERO) Project at Legal Aid to investigate the impacts of these issues on the reentry community.
Legal Aid is proud to release this report - the results of a yearlong effort of research and stakeholder meetings.
IMPACT CORNER: DEBT RELIEF
When she visits her 90-year-old mother, Alison looks through the mail and cleans up around the house. Recently, she found a letter on her mother’s kitchen table that made her heart race: a credit card company was suing her mother for more than $13,000!
Alison knew that her mother’s only income was Social Security and there was no way she could ever pay this amount of money back. She found out about the Cuyahoga County Consumer Debt Clinic and got connected to an attorney at Legal Aid. The attorney investigated the situation and quickly decided to try and settle the matter with the credit card company outside of the court system. He sent a detailed email to the opposing counsel demonstrating that there is no way the elderly woman they were suing (who is bedridden and has dementia) could ever pay back what was owed. The credit card was from a joint account she’d shared with her late husband, and it had been years since any purchases were made.
Alison was afraid the company might try and go after her mother’s house, which the two co-owned, but the Legal Aid attorney’s strong argument convinced the credit card company to drop the case altogether. Alison is extremely grateful for Legal Aid’s help, as she now has peace of mind and can focus on taking care of her mother.
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