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Ohio Poverty Law Journal
June 1, 2012
We are changing the Ohio Poverty Law Journal. The spring 2012 issue, published in May 2012, was the final hard copy and the final issue that will contain case summaries.
The Ohio Poverty Law Journal began in 1978 as OSLSA Reports. For 34 years, it has collected, cataloged and chronicled legal aid cases in Ohio, but time, technology and task forces have progressed to make us reconsider what the OPL Journal should be. When we recently surveyed the legal aid community about the Journal, the results further encouraged us to change our approach to the Journal. The task force listservs have become an easier, more robust and timely vehicle to share case documents and information. All messages on the lists are archived and can be word-searched, so we no longer need a separate publication of cases and documents.
Since 2002, we have posted case materials to the web for 24/7 access. This electronic access will continue unchanged. You can search the archives on the statewide website, http://www.ohiolegalservices.org/advocate/advocate_home (log-in required). If the documents you want are not available in electronic form, we are keeping the thousands of case documents that predate the electronic age and will scan or send copies when requested (indexes for these are on the statewide website).
We are redesigning the OPL Journal as a blog (http://ohiopovertylaw.wordpress.com/)on policy and legal analysis of issues affecting low-income Ohioans. OPLC staff will research, develop, draft and/or collect these analyses, but we also welcome suggestions and submissions from program staff across the state.
The Journal will include policy position papers, legal analysis, research on poverty issues, legislative testimony, significant cases, comments on rules, press releases, op-eds, significant letters to the editor, and other materials. Our goal will remain to identify and share information that will improve client services. We hope that these changes will make the OPL Journal even more helpful to the legal aid community and its allies.
To all who shared their important cases over the decades, thank you. We hope you will continue to share pleadings, decisions and other case materials through the task force listservs.
We think this new approach and format will improve our services. Please give us feedback on the new blog so that we can make it as useful to you as possible.
Gene King, OPLC Director
Ohio Poverty Law Update
Periodically, we send out an email newsletter entitled Ohio Poverty Law Update to provide updates to Ohio legal services advocates on our work and other activities.
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Previous issues of Ohio Poverty Law Update are archived in the list of links below.OPLC Update October/November 2010
OPLC Update March/April 2010
OPLC Update January/February 2010
OPLC Update November/December 2009