Voter Registration forms for the 2012 general election must be completed and returned by October 9th at county election boards throughout Ohio. Please visit http://www.sos.state.oh.us/SOS/elections/Voters.aspx to obtain the registration form.
The NEO Student Venture Fund at The University of Akron is seeking qualified, enthusiastic graduate students for the upcoming school year. If you have experience starting a business or community project, or working in a nonprofit organization, we’d love to talk to you. ALL BACKGROUNDS ARE WELCOME!
We are a student-run, nonprofit, evergreen fund providing preseed validation to high potential start-ups in NE Ohio.
We support interaction between the university, local business communities, and entrepreneurs for the purpose of education and economic development in the region.
APPLY NOW: http://tinyurl.com/svfapply
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Federal Bar Association Summer Associate and Law Student Reception – July 19, 5 pm, House of Blues (Cleveland)
Join us for the Summer Associate Reception for summer associates and legal interns from law firms, federal and state courts, and government offices, and for federal law clerks.
When: Thursday, July 19, 2012
Time: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Where: House of Blues
308 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114
The Reception provides a great opportunity for federal law clerks, summer associates and legal interns to network with federal judges and federal practitioners, learn more about the Federal Bar Association, and enjoy a fine selection of drinks and appetizers.
Admission is complimentary for federal law clerks, law students, summer associates, and legal interns.
For a copy of the brochure, please click here.
More information and online registration please click here.
Federal Bar Association, Northern District of Ohio Chapter
Professional Attire Clothing Drive for
Law Leadership Institute Students
LLI Students Desperately Need Office-Appropriate Attire
***If you can wear it to the office and you don’t want it – we do!***
When: RIGHT NOW through June 28, 2012
Where: Drop off new or gently used men’s or women’s professional-wear at:
The Akron Bar Association Offices or
The University of Akron School of Law, Legal Clinic
What: Boys dress shirts/suits: Sizes 16/18/20
Women’s suits: Sizes 0/2 and 16/18/20
Women’s blouses: All sizes.
Pantyhose: All sizes
Contact: Carrie Ann Harris, 330-253-5007, firstname.lastname@example.org
Why: Background on the LLI program
The Law and Leadership Institute (“LLI”) was first launched by the Ohio Supreme Court as a program designed to increase minority enrollment in the state’s law schools and ultimately increase the diversity of the legal profession. LLI reaches out to young students from disadvantaged backgrounds with a goal of providing them with the skills necessary to succeed in college, and should an interest in law continue, in law school.
As one aspect of the LLI program, in a few weeks participating Akron law firms are hosting approximately twenty 10th grade students for a four day “internship”. This experience is designed to introduce the students to a law firm setting and lawyers, and generally encourage them about their ability to be lawyers one day. The students look forward to this experience – they have attended LLI classes on Saturdays throughout the year, working on grammar, writing and life skills – and the law firm internship is undoubtedly a highlight of the program!
Participants in the internship are expected to dress appropriately for a law office setting. Many of the students, however, do not have appropriate attire and are very anxious about their situation. Most cannot afford to purchase clothing for the internship. Please help these promising young students to feel comfortable and welcomed by our legal community.
Any contribution – clothing or cash no matter the size or amount – is most welcomed!Read More
Fellow Law School Colleagues,
I have been working recently to put together a team for the annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event which will take place Friday April 27, 2012 at 5 P.M. at Lock 3. This annual event challenges men to slip on women’s shoes and walk a mile to raise awareness about the serious causes of, effects of, and remedies to sexual violence. You can visit the national website by visiting www.walkamileinhershoes.org for more information about the event. We will be wearing women’s shoes and walking the mile, all we are asking of you is for your consideration in joining us for the walk or that you make a monetary donation to our team to support the cause.
As my team works daily with sex offenders and their victims, we often see the frequency in which sexual assaults occur, the negative effects on victims/family/friends, and the need to raise awareness about these issues. Sexual assault is not something that the average person enjoys speaking about, so consequently people do not know much about it. Below are some statistics which may shock you about sexual assault:
- The Center for Disease Control states that 10.6% of women and 2.1% of men experience forced sex at some point in their lives.
- The CDC also suggests that approximately 20%-25% of women in college experience and attempted or completed sexual assault while in college.
- According to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, a sexual assault occurs once every 2 minutes in the United States.
- RAINN also reports that approximately 54% of sexual assaults never get reported to Law Enforcement and that 97% of rapists will never spend a day in jail.
Looking at these statistics, it is very possible (and very unfortunate) that you may know someone who has been a victim of sexual assault. The effects of these assaults are devastating, not only to the victim, but her family, her friends, etc. Raising awareness may indeed save one person from being a victim. Your monetary donation to our team will be used to benefit the Rape Crisis Center of Summit and Medina County. Please visit their website at www.rccmsc.org to see the various ways in which your donations will be used to raise awareness for sexual assault and to help the victims of sexual assault.
There are two ways to support our team:
- Please consider joining our team to walk for this excellent cause. At minimum, all that we would ask is that you show your support by walking as part of our team. If you join you can also “go the extra mile” by soliciting monetary donations to support our team. Please contact me directly if you would like to be a part of our team.
- Please consider showing your support for the cause and for our team by making a monetary donation. You can make a secure donation to our team at:http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/TeamSCAdultProbationSexOffenderUnit/walkamileinhershoes?fge=ask
You can also view the names of all of our active team members.
Our team recognizes that money is often tight in this time of fiscal challenge, but your donations will be put to excellent use for an excellent cause. Any donations you may be able to make to this cause, no matter how large or how small they may be, will be beneficial. Please also remember that this donation goes to a non-profit organization and may be able to be used as a tax write-off. If you are unable to donate or walk on our team, please consider showing your support for our team by being a spectator at the event.
Please feel free to forward this email to any friends, family members, co-workers, etc who may be interested in showing their support for ending sexual violence.
In advance, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your donations to this excellent cause. Should you have any questions or should you have any interest in joining our team as a walker, please contact me directly at the contact information below.
Colin Meeker, 1L: email@example.comRead More