Franklin County Municipal Court Self-Help Resource Center Featured by Politico
Politico recently featured the Franklin County Municipal Court Self-Help Center as an innovation in serving individuals who have been incarcerated. While all of the Center's work was discussed, special attention was given to the new social work program.
The Franklin County Law Library Fund of the Columbus Bar Foundation created and funded the Self-Help Center in 2016 in conjunction with the Franklin County Municipal Court. The Foundation is providing a three year matching grant to allow the Center to keep the social worker position now that CARES funding has expired.
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Columbus Bar Foundation Annual Meeting 2020
CBF held a virtual Annual Meeting this year to swear in new Officers and Trustees. Click here to watch a recording of the Annual Meeting.
Rock 'n Bowl 2020 Raises Over $190,000
Thank you to all the teams who participated in the 2020 Rock 'n Bowl at Columbus Square Bowling Palace. This year's event raised over $190,000 for Center for Family Safety and Healing at Nationwide Children's Hospital. See you again next year!
Click here to view photos from the event.
CBF Contributes $75,000 to Ohio Legal Help
The CBF Columbus Law Library Fund recently made a grant of $75,000 to Ohio Legal Help to help build a robust statewide self-help website (www.ohiolegalhelp.com). Ohio Legal Help provides understandable legal help information, interactive self-help tools and connections to local legal resources such as the Lawyer Referral Service, the Legal Aid Society and the Public Defenders' Office.
Click here to learn more.
Support the Foundation
The generosity of the Columbus legal community has made it possible for the Foundation to make over $3 million ($1.2 million to the Legal Aid Society of Columbus) in grants since 1996. These gifts have enabled lawyers to help children stay in their homes, ensure that senior citizens get needed benefits for life saving medical treatments, and help returning veterans obtain the benefits they have surely earned.
Any donation made online will be treated as unrestricted. Call (614) 221-4112 if you wish to make a restricted donation to a specific fund.
CBF Annual Report
Download the 2018-2019 Annual Report for more information about the breadth of the Foundation's work.