John Gilligan to Chair Ohio State Bar Association’s Access to Justice Committee

May 31, 2017
John Gilligan to Chair Ohio State Bar Association’s Access to Justice Committee

John Gilligan, a trial lawyer in the Firm’s Litigation Group, will serve as the Ohio State Bar Association’s (OSBA) Access to Justice Committee chair for 2017-2018. John previously served as the Committee’s vice chair.

Read a profile about John’s commitment as Access to Justice Committee chair, published by OSBA, here.

The goal of the Access to Justice Committee is to promote and encourage the funding of programs, services and entities that provide access to justice, especially for those who cannot afford to hire a lawyer.

John dedicates a great portion of his time and resources to pro bono work. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Legal Aid Society of Columbus and was chair of that board for three years. There, he is active in recruiting pro bono volunteers, handling pro bono matters and assisting with fundraising.

In addition, he served as co-chair of the Access to Justice and Legal Services Committee of the American College of Trial Lawyers and now is immediate past co-chair.

In April, John was presented with the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation’s Presidential Award for Pro Bono Service.

As a firm, Ice Miller has been recognized as a community leader for its dedication to providing pro bono legal services to persons of limited means and to public service and charitable organizations. 

The Firm has a rich tradition of encouraging generous contributions of time and talent to assist individuals and organizations in need of legal assistance. A sampling of the many areas in which Ice Miller’s attorneys have provided pro bono public services includes:
  • civil rights
  • elder care
  • estate planning
  • domestic abuse
  • guardian ad litem
  • immigration
  • non-profit governance
  • non-profit tax exemption
  • non-profit real estate transactions
  • landlord/tenant disputes
  • construction contracting and disputes
  • intellectual property
  • creditors' rights
This publication is intended for general information purposes only and does not and is not intended to constitute legal advice. The reader should consult with legal counsel to determine how laws or decisions discussed herein apply to the reader’s specific circumstances.


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