Community Legal Aid announces free virtual and in-person programming for summer

Community Legal Aid announces free virtual and in-person programming for summer

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In June, local experts at a non-profit law firm called Community Legal Aid presented unbiased, factual clinics and legal presentations. Getty Images Have you ever needed someone to turn to for financial advice or help navigating a legal case in court?[-->In June, local experts at a non-profit law firm called Community Legal Aid present unbiased, factual clinics and legal presentations. [-->They’ll focus on topics of concern like housing eviction, debt and parental legal rights, aimed at assisting lower-income families and individuals in northeast and central Ohio.[-->Programs are taught by attorneys and are free and open to the public in Trumbull, Mahoning, Columbiana and surrounding counties. [-->Here are a few of the upcoming Mahoning Valley events and clinics. Visit the Community Legal Aid website or call the number listed to register…
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Free legal clinics offered to local residents

Free legal clinics offered to local residents

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Community Legal Aid is offering a series of free clinics to offer legal assistance to the public. The programs are taught by attorneys and are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. The following clinics are available online: Eviction prevention clinic: Tuesdays at 4 pm – Learn about renters' rights and options if facing an eviction. visit www.communitylegalaid.org/eviction for details. Foreclosure prevention classes: Learn about the foreclosure process and strategies that can help homeowners save their homes. Offered on the first and third Thursdays of the month at 5 pm Visit www.communitylegalaid.org/foreclosure for details. Parent's rights to visitation: Tuesday, June 13 and 27 at 11 am Learn about parental rights and parenting time orders. Details at www.communitylegalaid.org/parenthood. Online clinic in partnership with Goodyear: Meet…
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International report explores community legal services for better access to justice

International report explores community legal services for better access to justice

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Examples of what community-based justice can include. credits: Exploring Community-Based Services, Costs and Benefits for People-Centered Justice (2023). Community legal clinics, paralegal services, social workers and others assisting those who cannot easily access legal help, are several ways of narrowing the gap in accessing justice that's prevalent across the globe, says York University legal expert Professor Trevor Farrow, co-author of a new international report released today. The report, Exploring Community-Based Services, Costs and Benefits for People-Centered Justice, is a review of recent studies conducted by researchers in Kenya, Sierra Leone, South Africa, and Canada, to understand how effective grassroots support systems are in alleviating, if not eliminating, barriers to justice. The research is part of the Community-Based Justice Research (CBJR) project. The Canadian Forum on Civil Justice (CFCJ), based at…
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