Volume 06 January 2020
Pursuing Justice, Changing Lives
In this issue: Upcoming Events, CLE announcements and Volunteer Opportunities!
Join us for the Fresh Start Gala on Wednesday, Feb. 5th

The Gala features a silent auction, great appetizers provided by The Refectory, beer, wine, soft drinks and, most importantly, the opportunity to mingle with your friends and colleagues. It's also a chance to learn more about LASC and the services it offers. 
 
The Gala benefits LASC's pro bono bankruptcy program. Bidding is open for the auction, which has lots of great items--including sports tickets, hotel stays and more!
 
The Fifth Annual Fresh Start Gala will be held on February 5, 2020 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM . at Porter Wright Morris & Arthur, located at 41 S. High Street, 29th Floor Columbus, Ohio.

Kayla Callahan to Serve as LASC Pro Bono Coordinator
Kayla Callahan, who has worked as a staff attorney with the LASC Public Benefits Team since 2016, was named Pro Bono Coordinator for LASC. She will split her time between the Pro Bono and Community Engagement and the Public Benefits teams.
 
In her new role, Kayla will coordinate volunteer recruitment and management, handle referrals to pro bono attorneys and assist with the Volunteer Resource Center and LASC's brief advice clinics.
 
"I'm excited about my new position because it will allow me to have a greater impact on the community. I'm looking forward to working with our dedicated volunteers and making sure that they have the tools they need to provide our clients with the best possible outcomes," she said.
 
Kayla, who graduated from the Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law in 2015, first worked with LASC during her fellowship with the newly established Franklin County Municipal Court’s Self-Help Resource Center. As the first staff attorney at the court’s self-help center, she set the work standard and built the resources and guidance from the ground up. Prior to that, Kayla amassed a wide variety of experience as a summer associate with Roetzel & Andress, a law clerk at the Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office, and an intern for the Greater Cleveland Rapid Transit Authority’s Legal Department.
Upcoming CLE Opportunities
Security Deposit Litigation for Low-Income Tenants in Franklin County

This program is designed to train volunteer attorneys to provide critical representation to low-income tenants, to secure the return of their security deposits in Franklin County. Volunteers who participate in the program will agree to receive referrals from LASC and represent tenants after the first cause of action has been resolved to secure return of their security deposit.
 
This training will provide basic information on landlord/tenant law relevant to security deposits, as well as practical information on legal claims, court procedures, settlement, and other issues impacting low-income tenants attempting to obtain their deposits. The materials include outlines, forms and template pleadings.
 
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2020
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Ice Miller LLP
250 West Street, Suite 700
Columbus OH 43215
 
Please complete this form to register.
 
Application has been made to the Supreme Court of Ohio for 1.5 CLE Credits.
BRIDGING THE DIVIDE: How to Provide Remote Assistance to Rural Clients with Child Custody Issues

This program is designed to prepare volunteer attorneys to provide remote limited-scope assistance to low-income clients at the Bridging the Divide Clinics offered by the Legal Aid Society of Columbus and Southeastern Ohio Legal Services. LASC and SEOLS are partnering with the Justice Bus on this program, which is intended to bring high-quality legal services to rural communities.
 
During the CLE, attorneys will learn how to use the Bridging the Divide platform to advise clients on the legal standards, relevant pleadings and hearing preparation necessary to successfully navigate child custody litigation. The program will also cover how to complete basic pro se forms.
 
This program is intended to familiarize volunteers with Ohio child custody proceedings and the Bridging the Divide technology platform. The CLE is free for any attorney who agrees to volunteer at the Bridging the Divide clinics or at other LASC and SEOLS sponsored clinics.
 
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2020
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Bricker & Eckler
100 South Third St.
Columbus, OH 43215
 
Please complete this form to register.
 
Application has been made to the Supreme Court of Ohio for 3.25 hours CLE Credit.
Help with Uncontested Divorces

We are seeking lawyers who can represent low-income clients seeking uncontested divorces in Franklin County. Interested? Email Dianna .

Email Dianna if you can help!
UPCOMING EVENTS
PILF Auction

Moritz College of Law Public Interest Law Foundation will host its Annual Live and Silent Auction on February 27, 2020 in the Performance Hall at the Ohio Union. The doors open at 6 p.m. and the live auction begins at 7 p.m. All auction proceeds will fund Public Interest Fellowships, allowing Moritz students to seek rewarding public interest positions that serve the community and groups with limited access to legal services.

Date: Thursday, February 27
Time: 6 PM
Place: Performance Hall at the Ohio Union
Happy Hour

Rehab Tavern in Franklinton
456 W Town St, Columbus, OH 43215
Friday, February 21 at 5 p.m.