PBPO Awarded $30,000 Grant from the Ohio State Bar Foundation

Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio (PBPO) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a grant of $30,000 by the Ohio State Bar Foundation (OSBF). Powered by attorney volunteers, PBPO strengthens our community by providing free business legal services and education to nonprofits. This generous grant will allow PBPO to expand its business legal education services statewide.

“The OSBF is a partner for nonprofits across the state in expanding access to justice, and we are immensely grateful for their ongoing support” said Breck Weigel, President, PBPO Board of Directors. “This grant will enable PBPO to offer free webinars, legal alerts, and legal updates to nonprofits across the state of Ohio, empowering them to understand what they need to do to implement best practices and remain legally sound. This is more important now than ever during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.”

“Among the nearly $1 million in grants that the Ohio State Bar Foundation awarded across the state of Ohio this year, we were excited to make this award to PBPO, as this organization works to build a better justice system in a way like none other in our state,” said OSBF Executive Director Lori Keating. “Traditionally attorneys who volunteer their time help individual persons with their legal representation, rather than organizations. PBPO gives attorneys the opportunity to volunteer their services to help nonprofits, who, in turn, help many individuals. We are happy to support an organization like PBPO whose work has an exponential effect.”

“Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio (PBPO) provides free, non-litigation business legal services to nonprofit organizations in the Cincinnati and Dayton areas” stated Erin Childs, Executive Director, PBPO. “Our dedicated staff and attorney volunteers work tirelessly to ensure nonprofits leaders are educated on relevant and timely legal issues. By expanding our educational programs statewide, we will assist countless nonprofits build a strong legal foundation. This then frees up their time to focus on their missions and the communities they serve.”

Since its founding in 2015, PBPO has empowered 700+ attorney volunteers to donate their time and talents to our community. Handling over 1,600 unique legal matters for nearly 250 nonprofit organizations in Cincinnati and Dayton, PBPO has saved local nonprofits over three million dollars in legal fees.

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