Staff: VOLUNTEER LAWYERS PROJECT STAFF

Pictured left to right: Tonya Young, Anne Lucas, Rhonda Tucker, Laura Crosthwaite.

Volunteer Lawyer Staff:

Anne Lucas, Managing Attorney

Anne is a 2002 graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where she completed the joint law and Women’s Studies Master degree program. After finishing her studies, Lucas moved to Connecticut and worked as a Staff Attorney for Connecticut Legal Services. Lucas also worked as a court mediator for the Connecticut Judicial Department. Anne joined the Legal Aid Society in August 2007, practicing in the areas of family, immigration, and education law, and representing children in abuse and neglect cases.

Rhonda 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.

2015 Annual Report

2015 Annual Report

Volunteer Lawyers For the Poor Foundation 2015 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.

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+00:00
“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+00:00
“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+00:00
“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+00:00
“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)

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+00:00
“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
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