Anti-Poverty Impact of Civil Legal Aid

Recounts the history of anti-poverity civil legal aid and finds that it helps clients avoid costs, stabilize their lives, receive benefits, and rise from poverty. (65-page PDF)

Moore v. City of East Cleveland

Grandma gets jail time and fined for living with her son and grandchildren. Supreme Court rules for Grandma, reverses lower court in one of the decisions that established “a constitutional right to family integrity.”


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Legal Aid Society of Cincinnati: History

Well-written and designed black-and-white 106-page book on the history of the seventh legal aid society formed in the US. Written by a local history professor focused on social justice who knows the city well.

Legal Aid Society of Cleveland: History

Incorporated in 1905, it is the fifth-oldest legal aid society in the world. The attached history is an attractive 11-page PDF that includes national context.

Cotter, Colleen, 2019

Full text of transcript Consortium for the National Equal Justice Library Oral History Collection Interview with Colleen Cotter Conducted by Alan Houseman May 9, 2019 Alan Houseman: This is an oral history of Colleen Cotter. She is the executive director of the Legal Aid Society in Cleveland. The interviewer is Alan Houseman for the National … Read more

Goss v. Lopez

High school students were denied due process of law in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment because they were suspended without hearing prior to suspension or within a reasonable time thereafter.

Kura, James 1991

Bio note From the transcript: I’m a product of my environment. I grew up in the north part of Columbus, Ohio. A little suburb there. Part of the town now called Clintonville. Still live there. I’m 46 years old. I have been a public defender for all my professional career, which is 19 years now. … Read more

Ogburn, Will 2017

Longtime executive director of the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) in Boston. Guided the organization through loss of LSC funding and in fostering and organizing the consumer law practitioner community.

Weeks, Tom 2018

Longtime Executive Director of the Ohio State Legal Services Association (OSLSA). Previously worked at the Cleveland Legal Aid Society in 1975. Leader on employment law.