Blog + News

Legally Informed: Class-Action Lawsuits and Settlements

If you receive a letter or email inviting you to join a class-action lawsuit to receive a settlement, you may have questions and wonder what to do next. This blog answers some common questions about class-action lawsuits and settlements.

Women's History Month

March is Women’s History Month, and this year we asked our Board, Advisory Committee, and team members to tell us what it means to them.

Legally Informed: Scams to Watch Out for in 2024

Artificial intelligence tools and other new technology makes it challenging for consumers to spot a scam when it happens to them. There are several scams to watch out for this year, and it’s important to talk about these with your friends and family.

A Personal Approach to Innovation: A Letter from Susan Choe

Executive Director Susan Choe reflects on 2023 and what the Ohio Legal Help team, partners and Ohio families have been able to accomplish over the last year.

Legally Informed: Is Marijuana Legal in Ohio?

Ohio voters passed Issue 2 on November 7, 2023, which is a self-initiating statute that goes into effect 30 days after passage or on December 7, 2023. However, this does not mean that non-medical marijuana is legal on December 7.

Legally Informed: Representing yourself in court

Representing yourself in court is your chance to present your case and make sure your voice is heard, but it can be intimidating. There are some common things to consider as you prepare for court. 

Legally Informed: My family member has been arrested

If your family member has been arrested, it can be overwhelming and upsetting, but there are steps you can take to help the family member and yourself. You may be the first line of defense for your loved one if you receive a call that they need help.

Legally Informed: Latin Derived Legal Terms to Know

In this blog, we’ll cover legal terms that are Latin derived and commonly used in cases. For example, you may have seen “ex parte” or “pro bono” before, but what do they mean?

Ohio Hands-free Law + Texting While Driving

In this blog, we’ll cover the newest updates to Ohio law concerning the use of cellphones while driving. Ohio law currently prohibits texting while driving, but drivers are allowed to hold their phones during a call and press buttons to make calls. Soon, there will be stricter laws around holding and using cellphones and stiffer penalties.

Common Legal Terms

Legal terminology can be complicated and confusing unless you are a party in the justice system yourself. Our blog series, Legally Informed, will help you understand common terms used in the courtroom and cases.