Celebrate Pro Bono!
These past few months have been challenging for everyone, and we hope that you are all safe and healthy amid the COVID-19 pandemic. We feel extremely fortunate to have such a dedicated team of volunteers. When Legal Aid shifted to a virtual clinic model, you jumped right in. Thanks to your ongoing support, we have provided service to hundreds of clients.

Upcoming Events:

Friday, Oct. 9: Debt Collection Defense Basics
This program is designed to prepare volunteer attorneys to represent low-income individuals being sued for consumer debt, primarily collection cases brought by debt buyers. This training will provide basic information on consumer law, practical information on legal defenses and strategy, and helpful forms and template pleadings. The training will also focus on identifying consumer law issues for low-income clients. Application has been made for 1.5 hours of CLE credit.

Thursday, Oct. 29: Relief from IRS Collection
and COVID Hardships CLE
Learn the basics on how to help taxpayers deal with IRS debts and seek collection alternatives, and what to do about some common Economic Income Payment issues. This program can be a valuable addition to your practice, but also an easy way to provide pro bono assistance. Application has been made for 2.75 hours of CLE credit.


Save the Date
LASC and the Columbus Bar Association will recognize the 2020 Pro Bono Award winners during a virtual reception on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 5:00 PM. To register for the event, please email Dianna Parker.