February 4, 2011
Angela Lloyd is New OLAF Executive Director
The Board of Trustees of the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation has chosen Angela Lloyd as the new Executive Director, responsible for leading the Foundation which is the primary funder of civil legal services for low-income persons throughout Ohio.
“We are convinced that Ms. Lloyd is the right person to lead OLAF and the legal services delivery system into the future,” said Julie Davis, OLAF Board President and Executive Vice President & General Counsel for Retail Ventures, Inc. Ms. Davis noted that the OLAF board unanimously voted to select Ms. Lloyd after an extensive national search, interviews with 5 final candidates, and comprehensive background checks.
Ms. Lloyd is a graduate of the Columbia University School of Law and holds a Master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Ms. Lloyd received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame, where she graduated magna cum laude.
The new director’s professional career is a career of service. Upon graduation from Notre Dame, she served two years in the Peace Corps in Kenya, followed by an internship in Nairobi with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. After her first year of graduate school, Ms. Lloyd was awarded a Ford Foundation Fellowship with the Australian Lawyers for Refugees in Hong Kong. After her first year of law school, she received a human rights fellowship which allowed her to intern with The Uganda Association of Women Lawyers in Kampala, Uganda. During law school, she interned with the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights in New York; and after law school, she clerked for the Honorable Warren J. Ferguson on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Following her clerkship, Ms. Lloyd received a Columbia PILF (Public Interest Law Foundation) Fellowship to create an immigration clinic for low-income Africans in Los Angeles. Returning to New York in 1996, she joined Covenant House, the largest privately funded child-care agency in the Americas for homeless, throwaway and runaway kids.
In 2003, Ms. Lloyd joined the faculty of the Moritz School of Law as a clinical professor, teaching in the Justice for Children Practicum on a variety of topic related to children and the law.
“Ms. Lloyd’s references from her time at Covenant House and at OSU Law School were uniformly outstanding, confirming her potential to provide OLAF with visionary leadership, to build relationships with the many stakeholder groups with which OLAF interacts, and to manage the organization effectively,” noted Ms. Davis. “Angie has a demonstrated passion for serving the legal needs of underserved populations and has a track record of organizational leadership and consensus-building in support of policies and programs,” added Ms. Davis.
Created by the Ohio Legislature in 1994, the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation works in partnership with the state and local bar associations, elected officials, and local legal aid providers to provide resources and funding to civil legal service programs meeting the civil legal needs of the poor throughout Ohio.