Read the rest of the story at www.bizjournals.com/columbus/news/2018/09/10/how-columbus-lawyers-have-joined-the-effort-to.html Described by a mentor as a calm but virulent guide, skilled at working with others, McGarvey takes over the association at a time when many unwavering employees are retiring and the legal needs of low-income Ohioians continue to grow. McGarvey recently spoke with columbus CEO about his new position. Shelley Whalen, executive director of Community Mediations Services, said virtually all of these bids are due to late or non-late payment of rent. The group intervenes to assist both parties in drawing up an agreement or, where appropriate, a withdrawal plan. “I can tell you that in about 80 percent of the time we can help the tenant and landlord come to an agreement, and about half of whom pay and stay and half move,” she said by phone. Earlier this month, Powell`s police released hundreds of pages of recordings regarding the case of Ohio football coach Zach Smith and his ex-wife Courtney. One detail that emerged from the records was an obvious cyberstalking when the email account of a surveillance camera in Courtney Smith`s residential complex was deactivated without their knowledge, while a hidden camera was found inside. TAP lawyers have significantly increased the “agreed entries”, the agreements between tenants and landlords to avoid eviction, giving more time for the extract or the setting of a payment plan for the return on the right track. But with only one full-time employee and volunteers, he said TAP was only able to advise about 5 percent of Franklin County evictions. Read the rest of the story on www.americanbar.org/groups/litigation/committees/commercial-business/spotlight/2018/volunteer-commercial-litigators-serve-columbus-ohio-residents-through-innovative-pro-bono-program.html The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) is honored to award the prestigious Henry J.
Sommer Fellowship each year to an extraordinary lawyer who demonstrates the same commitment to his clients as that given by President Emeritus Henry J. Sommer (2005-2008) of the NACBA (member of the Board of Directors from 1992 to 2011). This year, NACBA is pleased to announce that Melissa Linville is the recipient of the 2018 Henry J. Somm Scholarship. Food aid for the month of March should be added to benefit cards on the normal date of issue in March. Please help share this message with individuals and families who receive food aid to help everyone plan accordingly. The Ohio State Legal Services Association didn`t have to look long for new leadership when its longtime director, Thomas Weeks, decided to retire this year. The association used Kate McGarvey, 40, who has spent most of her professional life at the Legal Aid Society of Columbus, one of three organizations the association oversees. The couple found an upper and lower duplex house that needed a little work. Trosper says the owner gave them a bad feeling, but they went ahead and signed a “Rent-to-Own” contract. Please note that food aid benefits will be added to benefit cards in February or around January 16.
No additional food aid will be added to the cards in February. “Without access to a lawyer, most tenants who are about to evacuate cannot make arguments that could maintain their lease or prevent eviction and homelessness,” Melissa Benson, an attorney with the Legal Aid Society of Columbus, said in a press release. . . .