Summer Internship with Western Reserve Land Conservancy (outside of Cleveland)

Moreland Hills, OH – Legal Internship – Western Reserve Land Conservancy

AkronLawJobs No. 8088  Overview: Western Reserve Land Conservancy, a non-profit conservation organization dedicated to preserving the natural resources of northern Ohio, seeks a legal intern to assist with legal research, drafting of legal documents and correspondence, and other tasks related to real estate law, conservation law, corporate law and tax law.

Duties:  The internship will be located at the Land Conservancy headquarters in Moreland Hills, Ohio. The start date and the length of the internship is negotiable, but must be a minimum of ten weeks. M-F Full-time.

Qualifications: The qualified candidate will ideally have completed two years of law school but must have completed at least one year of law school and will have a demonstrated commitment to the Land Conservancy’s mission. The ideal candidate will also have completed coursework in real estate, corporate, tax, land use, estate planning and/or non-profit organizational law. This person must have strong interpersonal, presentation, and persuasion skills, and an ability to be a team player, working effectively across multiple teams. This person must demonstrate a “solutions-oriented” mindset, with an ability to organize, analyze and communicate information that can be used to make effective business decisions.

How to apply:  Please provide your resume and cover letter to Julie Carr, Land Protection Paralegal Please direct any questions to Julie Carr or 440-528-4157.

Deadline:  March 31, 2017

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Rural Summer Legal Corps – positions in Ohio!

Rural Summer Legal Corps Program

Ohio State Legal Services Association is actively seeking candidates interested in either learning about court costs and the barriers they present for indigent individuals accessing the justice system or in working on a medical/legal partnership for clients in Appalachia. Fellows will work out of the field office of their choice (Athens, Chillicothe, Marion, Newark, New Philadelphia, Portsmouth or Steubenville).

More broadly, the Rural Summer Legal Corps program connects public interest law students with civil legal aid organizations to address pressing legal issues facing rural communities. 30 Fellowship opportunities are available nationwide to provide critical legal services to rural communities in the areas of housing, domestic violence, public benefits, migrant farmworkers, Native American, and family law. Your students are of course welcome to apply to any positions that they find interesting, I just wanted to highlight the Ohio opportunity for you. Applicants are able to rank up to three sites in terms of geographic preference.

Selected students will receive a $5,000 stipend and begin the summer with intensive training from poverty law experts in Washington, DC before deploying to their host site for an 8-10 week placement.  1Ls and 2Ls are eligible. Interested students can learn more about the program and apply by Friday, February 17th, here.


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Law Clerk for Hire Project!

Attorney looking for any 2Ls, 3Ls, or JDs looking for a part-time position on a specific short, immediate project. This is a temporary project (2-3 weeks) but could lead to great recommendation/job leads and would be ideal for someone looking for extra work on the weekends or needs a flexible schedule.

Qualifications: Ability to organize; understands pleadings, review documents, good computer skills (including word and excel), focused, willing to do tedious work. No job too big or small. This involves work on an important case and time is critical. If you have these qualities, please contact me. Stipend or Compensation will be discussed. This is a great learning experience. All work will be done at Attorney’s home office in Fairlawn.

If interested, please send your resume to Assistant Dean O’Brien: Time is of the essence! Thank you.

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Deadline for Community Legal Aid OCI is Thursday!

Community Legal Aid – Akron, Canton, Warren and Youngstown – Summer Interns – 1L, 2L, Part-time 3L may apply. Apply through Symplicity under “OCI” – must select “Spring 2017” session. Send your Cover Letter listing your top two projects and if you are willing to volunteer, will be receiving credit, are work-study eligible or are applying for a public interest summer grant/fellowship, (Supplemental Application HERE.) Must also include Writing Sample, Resume, and Three References with contact information. You MUST also submit an application to the program available at the above link.
Deadline for applying: February 2, 2017 by 5:00PM

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Shaker Heights, OH – Summer 2017 Legal Internship – University Hospitals (4 positions available)

AkronLawJobs No. 6838  Overview:  University Hospitals Law Department provides advice on a broad array of legal matters involving University Hospitals Health Systems, Inc., including contracting, corporate governance, corporate transactions, healthcare operations, healthcare licensure and accreditation, fraud and abuse compliance, general legal compliance advice, labor and employment, physician credentialing and discipline, intellectual property, IRB issues, education on medico-legal issues, and consultation on bio-ethical issues.  This position is for Summer 2017.

Duties: Will include the opportunity to become directly involved with the broad range of legal matters that affect University Hospitals Health System, Inc. The Law Department’s “small law firm” environment enables an intern to experience a wide range of topics, including, general corporate practice, tax and nonprofit issues, employment law, real estate, health care regulatory matters (e.g. Stark law, Anti-kickback, EMTALA, and HIPAA), hospital policy, patient care issues, and corporate governance.

Qualifications:  Strong research and writing skills are required. Background investigation by the Law Department and approval of Vice President & Deputy General Counsel for Corporate Legal Services also required. Students with a demonstrated interest in health law and with journal and/or clinic experience preferred.

How to apply:  Please submit a resume, writing sample and unofficial transcript to:

Tamara Thompson

Legal Assistant

Corporate Legal Services

University Hospitals Health System, Inc.

4605 Warrensville Center Rd, MSC 9110

Shaker Heights, OH  44122

Deadline:  Ongoing – Up to four positions available for each term

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