Lawyers taking to Youngstown streets to help residents with legal problems

“We had developed a reputation as an organization that just says no to people,” Executive Director Steven McGarrity said. “Legal Aid for a long time has not been focused on going out into the community. We sort of waited in our offices for the phone to ring.”

Over the past year, attorneys with the nonprofit law firm serving the legal needs of low-income people in central and northeast Ohio have been busy getting out into the community — rather than sitting behind desks waiting for the community to come to them.

Read more in Akron Legal News.