CQE Clinic Volunteer Training – Friday, March 13, 5:00 PM

Our next free Certificate of Qualification for Employment (CQE) clinic is Saturday, March 14th! We’re very excited to be providing opportunities for ex-offenders in Summit County to take a step toward gaining employment and independence.

We are looking for students to volunteer from 9:45a-12:45p on Saturday, March 14th. The clinic will be held at Rooted in Christ Community Church (Findley Community Learning Center: 65 W. Tallmadge Avenue, Akron, 44310). The time you volunteer can be applied toward your graduation requirement as pro-bono limited means hours.

There will be a volunteer training on Friday, March 13, 5:00-6:15 PM at the law school. The time you’re at training will count toward your pro bono limited means hours as well.

If you’re interested in volunteering or have any questions, please e-mail Sarah at smw87@zips.uakron.edu. You can also learn more about the clinic at our website: http://www.uakron.edu/law/clinical/cqe-clinic.dot.

If you plan to attend, you MUST RSVP by no later than March 11th!

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Summit County Children Services needs volunteers to assist with the following activity THIS SATURDAY

Packing Day for the 28th Annual Child & Family Awareness Month
Saturday, February 14, 10am-1pm
Summit County Children Services
264 S. Arlington Street, Akron
Duties: Volunteers will help pack print and collateral materials into boxes and bags so they can be distributed to the community. Materials include: brochures, posters, flyers, buttons, stickers and magnets. Volunteers will also help prepare a mailing by collating materials and stuffing/sealing/labeling envelopes.
Volunteers need to be able to lift/carry 10-12 lbs. and stand on their feel for long periods of time. NOTE: There are jobs where volunteers will be sitting down as well.
Dress: Comfortable and casual; jeans are fine.
Light refreshments will be provided.
If you can help with this important volunteer activity, please click on the link below to register online (ignore the information about the volunteer opportunity on February 7).

http://www.summitkids.org/CommunityEducation/ChildandFamilyAwarenessMonth/RegisterforVolunteerOpportunitiesatSummitCountyChildrenServices/tabid/198/Default.aspx

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CQE Clinic Volunteer Training – Friday, Feb. 20, 4:45pm

Our next free Certificate of Qualification for Employment (CQE) clinic is Saturday, February 21st! We’re very excited to be providing opportunities for ex-offenders in Summit County to take a step toward gaining employment and independence!

We are looking for students to volunteer from 9:45a-12:45p on Saturday, Saturday, February 21. The clinic will be held at the Akron Bar Association. The time you volunteer can be applied toward your graduation requirement as pro bono limited means hours.

There will be a volunteer training on Friday, February 20th, from 4:00pm-5:00pm at the law school. The time you’re at training will count toward your pro bono limited means hours as well.

Also, because of confusion at previous clinics, Professor Sahl will be holding a MANDATORY supplemental training session Friday, Feb. 13th at 3pm that will focus specifically on criminal record searching.

If you’re interested in volunteering or have any questions, please e-mail Sarah at smw87@zips.uakron.edu You can also learn more about the clinic at our website: http://www.uakron.edu/law/clinical/cqe-clinic.dot.

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Reminder: All Pro Bono Hours from Fall 2014 due Friday, Jan. 30th!

All pro bono and community service hours completed during fall 2014 semester MUST be reported on Symplicity no later than 5:00 PM on Friday, January 30th in order to be counted for your graduation requirement.

For forms and instructions, please visit: http://www.uakron.edu/law/community/

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Expungement Clinic seeking student volunteers

The Expungement Clinic helps low-income Summit County residents seal the record of their criminal convictions. A sealed record enables many people better access to jobs, housing, and volunteer opportunities. Students will learn integral skills in the legal field including filing paperwork with the court, drafting motions, interviewing real clients, and communicating with clients both through the mail and over the phone. Students who are eligible for a legal intern certificate will have ample opportunities to appear in court and present an oral argument.

A student commitment to the Expungement Clinic can be for as few or as many hours as the student pleases. The only requirement is that you devote enough time to attempt to contact your clients at least twice a week. All hours qualify as Pro Bono Limited Means.

There are now two different volunteer opportunities to accommodate night and non-traditional students. After attending a training, students can volunteer at our Saturday events without maintaining a regular presence during normal business hours.

There will be three training sessions next week. Students only need to attend one meeting These sessions are informational only, and students are welcome to attend simply for a brief overview of the law surrounding sealing of a conviction. The trainings will be Tuesday the 20th at 12:30 PM, Wednesday the 21st at 2:30 PM, and Friday the 23rd at 12:30 PM. Sessions will be in the Legal Clinic Conference Room and will be expected to last 30 – 45 minutes.

Students with any questions please contact Russel Nichols at russel.nichols@gmail.com.

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