Dianna Parker

Professional Biography

Dianna Parker is the Director of Pro Bono & Community Engagement for Ohio State Legal Services Association (OSLSA). After graduating from Moritz College of Law, Dianna worked as an Equal Justice Works Fellow for two years at the Equal Justice Foundation (EJF). At EJF, her practice focused on addressing education issues for homeless youth. In 2007, Dianna joined LASC as a staff attorney on the housing team, where she worked for five years. She became the LASC pro bono coordinator in 2012, managing attorney of the LASC/SEOLS pro bono program in 2016, and Director of OSLSA Pro Bono & Community Engagement in 2019. Dianna organizes and supports OSLSA’s brief service and brief advice clinics, where low-income clients can obtain information and advice from pro bono attorneys. She also oversees the OSLSA Volunteer Resource Center (VRC) projects, which match clients with housing, consumer, estate planning, education, and unemployment compensation issues with pro bono attorneys. Dianna works with other staff to support the Chapter 7 Pro Bono Bankruptcy Project, Bankruptcy Bypass clinic, and Low Income Taxpayer Project. She is responsible for recruiting, mentoring, and training volunteer attorneys as well as maintaining a high standard of quality service for OSLSA clients. Dianna supervises the OSLSA Communications Coordinator and community engagement work for LASC and SEOLS.   She especially enjoys working with the highly motivated, passionate volunteers and helping to expand the reach of OSLSA’s practice.

Bar Activities

  • Member, Columbus Bar Association
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member, Columbus Bar Association Pro Bono Committee
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association Access to Justice Committee

Professional Recognition

  • Moritz College of Law Alumni Public Service Award, 2013

Volunteer and Community Activities

  • Former Board Member, Columbus Coalition for the Homeless
  • Former Big Sister, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio

Education

  • Northwestern University (B.S. 2002)
  • Ohio State University Moritz College of Law (J.D. 2005)

Personal

Dianna enjoys gardening, reading, and exploring the local culture of Columbus.

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