Staff: VOLUNTEER LAWYERS PROJECT STAFF

Pictured left to right: Tonya Young, Elizabeth Zak, Rhonda Tucker, Laura Crosthwaite.

Volunteer Lawyer Staff:

Elizabeth Zak, Managing Attorney

Elizabeth joined Legal Aid in 2014 from Pro Seniors where she specialized in Veterans and Elder law. She has continued to represent Veterans, and has gained expertise in housing, consumer, and public benefits law as a member of the Housing, and Income, Work & Health practice groups. Elizabeth received her BA, cum laude, from Denison University and her JD from University of Cincinnati College of Law.

Rhonda King Tucker, Pro Bono Coordinator

Rhonda has been with the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati since 1987. She shares her time as a Paralegal on the Family Law Team. Rhonda oversees the Divorce Clinic Program that provides divorce representation in non-issue divorce cases in Butler, Clermont, Hamilton, and Warren Counties. In addition to her more than 20 years of experience at Legal Aid, Rhonda attended the Paralegal Studies Program at Clermont College of the University of Cincinnati.

Tonya Young, Legal Assistant

Tonya is an experienced paralegal who worked in private law firms for several years. Tonya is passionate about helping Legal Aid and VLP clients. She brings excellent organizational and professional skills to working with volunteer attorneys. She earned her Bachelor of Science in paralegal studies, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Cincinnati.

Laura Crosthwaite, Legal Assistant

Laura has many years of experience as a paralegal and has worked for a large corporation, private law firms, as well as solo practitioners. She attended the College of Mount St. Joseph for Paralegal Studies. Laura is dedicated to furthering the cause of equal justice for the low-income clients of Legal Aid and the VLP.

2017 Annual Report

2017 Annual Report

Volunteer Lawyers For the Poor Foundation 2017 Annual Report

WHY I VOLUNTEER

Our volunteers tell us what a rich and rewarding experience VLP has been for them. We want to share those stories with you. Click to see their stories and their results.

Doris S.

“Your organization does a great job and I am very humbled to have you as my lawyer. Doris S. (Attorney...
2013-12-05T19:28:37-05:00
“Your organization does a great job and I am very humbled to have you as my lawyer. Doris S. (Attorney Thomas Gruber assisted disabled client with a credit card debt issue

Anonymous

“I would say that this service is wonderful. I’ll always appreciate it”. David E. (Attorney obtained expungement so that he...
2013-12-05T19:26:27-05:00
“I would say that this service is wonderful. I’ll always appreciate it”. David E. (Attorney obtained expungement so that he could get a job)

Robin B.

“I always heard of good like this, but experiencing this good is a blessing”. Robin B. (home saved from foreclosure,...
2013-12-05T19:27:02-05:00
“I always heard of good like this, but experiencing this good is a blessing”. Robin B. (home saved from foreclosure, Attorney Daniel Temming

Angela R.

“This service was a great help for my daughter who is handicapped. We really appreciated the help we got”. Angela...
2013-12-05T19:27:35-05:00
“This service was a great help for my daughter who is handicapped. We really appreciated the help we got”. Angela R. (Attorney Paul Balash assisted disabled adult with landlord tenant dispute

Hazel F.

“He was kind, professional, and informative; I was treated like a Kennedy or Bush family member. Now that’s saying a...
2013-12-05T19:28:07-05:00
“He was kind, professional, and informative; I was treated like a Kennedy or Bush family member. Now that’s saying a lot”. Hazel F. (Attorney Charles Arkin assisted client with Will and other advanced planning documents)
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