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How civil courts are operating during the pandemic has varied widely from state to state – and sometimes from county to county. Colleen Cotter, executive director of the Legal Aid Society of...
The pandemic economy is squeezing renters as well as low-income homeowners, setting the stage for what many experts fear will be a surge of evictions. Some in the Cleveland suburbs have already...
Throughout the stay-at-home order in Ohio, Legal Aid staff has been working from home. We are accessible to new clients through online and phone intake. We communicate with current clients by text,...
Some Ohioans getting called back to work they may still have barriers related to COVID19 – like kids being out of school requiring care, or someone being in the home suffering from the virus. “This...
As Ohioans begin to go back to work during the COVID-19 pandemic, legal experts are answering what your boss can and cannot make you do. "Generally speaking, if someone is being called back to work,...
Landlords across the country are anticipating fewer people will be able to pay rent in May than April . With more than 43 million rental households in the US, landlords are increasingly aware of...
On May 1, The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland was awarded $2.25 million by the Cleveland Foundation to support housing stability for low-income and vulnerable people. The new funds from the Cleveland...
Steven McGarrity, Community Legal Aid's executive director, said last month that the organization was bracing for a potential uptick in domestic violence cases. “We are generally concerned about...
Melanie Shakarian, director of development for Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, estimates that 30 percent of Northeast Ohio was eligible for civil legal aid before the COVID-19 pandemic. “With all of...
The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland also assists veterans, and is keeping its intake line open for them to report issues. The coronavirus threat is fluid, so it’s unclear if it could present any challenges unique to veterans, said Melanie Shakarian, the society’s director of development and communications.

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