Community Service Opportunity (general hours)

In this critical election, it is essential to ensure all eligible Ohioans have a chance to vote. The Ohio Democratic Party is looking for attorneys and law students to assist in these efforts as poll observers in Summit County on Election Day, Tuesday, November 8th.

Poll observers will play an important role in breaking down barriers to voting by making sure all laws and rules are applied fairly and letting us know about issues as they arise. This opportunity will require an all-day commitment from 6AM to 8PM on Election Day and will include a half-day training in October. For UAkron law students, this time can count towards the required community service hours. To learn more about getting involved, please contact Shammas Malik at smalik@OHVictory2016.org or 330-730-4624.

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Register for Akron Law Cares today!

Akron Law Cares flyer 2016

Deadline to Register is September 23rd and spots are filling up fast!

Register here: Akron Law CARES! Registration

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Community Service of Limited Means Volunteer Opportunity

The Summit County Juvenile Court Family Resource Center is looking for volunteer tutors to provide homework help in a one on one and small group setting. Tutoring sessions will occur on Wednesdays from 3:00-5:00pm at the Summit County Juvenile Court. Tutoring is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, September 28, 2016. The court prefers volunteers to commit to the entire semester. Please contact Jessica Heropulos at 330-379-3610 or jheropulos@cpcourt.summitoh.net if you are interested.

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Deadline to apply for Akron Law Public Interest Program/Stipend is Monday, 9/12!

Akron Law Public Interest Law Program – Fall 2016 – Applications for the Fall 2016 Public Interest Law (PIL) Program are now being accepted. Students interested in applying for a Fall 2016 Public Interest Law award should begin thinking about and securing a public interest placement for their fall PIL work experience. The Public Interest Law Program supports and encourages those students who would like to gain experience in public interest areas. Recent local placements have included:
Community Legal Aid Services of Akron
City of Canton, Public Safety and Service Departments
Mahoning County Prosecutor
National Labor Relations Board
Ninth District Court of Appeals
Ohio Civil Rights Commission
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Stark County Public Defender’s Office
Summit County Prosecutor
University of Akron Legal Clinic/Appellate Review Office
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
If you think you would like to do this work, but have no idea how to line up a placement, please feel free to call upon Career Planning Assistant Dean, Alisa Benedict O’Brien or Professor Joann Sahl. The deadline to submit your application for fall 2016 funding is Monday, September 12 at 12:00 Noon. It is required that you will secure a placement in advance of submitting your application.
The application form is to be filled out by the student/applicant. The organization that will employ you as a volunteer law clerk and will provide supervision will need to confirm that in a letter on their letterhead/stationary. They will need to include your start date, end date, number of hours per week on average, supervisor’s name, and a sentence describing your anticipated duties. This letter also needs to be submitted by the application deadline of Monday, September 12, 2016 at 12:00 Noon.
Applications can be found here: http://www.uakron.edu/law/curriculum/extern-register.dot

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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. We do ask that you commit to at least one of our upcoming Saturday Outreach Clinics so we know how many volunteers we will have at each clinic.

UPCOMING CLINICS:
(1) Saturday September 10, 2016 (2) Saturday October 29, 2016 (3) Saturday November 12, 2016
8:00am-12:00pm 8:00am-12:00pm 8:00am-12:00pm

All hours qualify as Pro Bono Limited Means.

There will be a training session on Friday September 9 at 12:30pm in Room 410 Quaker Sqaure. If you are unable to attend the training, please indicate that in the email.
Interested students or questions please RSVP to Heather Staab at hstaab@uakron.edu.
THANK YOU!

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