Community Service of Limited Means Opportunity for Students!

The CASA/GAL Program of Summit County is a fantastic way to volunteer, give back to the community, and make a difference in the life of a child. The program mission is to provide every child, who enters the court system by no fault of his/her own, due to allegations of abuse, neglect, or dependency, a community trained volunteer or GAL to advocate on behalf of the child’s best interest. Volunteers visit the at risk children, attend court hearings, and advocate for the children’s needs. On average, Court Appointed Special Advocates/ Guardians ad Litem volunteer approximately 10-15 hours a month and work with one family at a time. CASA/GALs must be 21 years of age, pass a criminal background and child welfare check, and complete the 30 hour training course offered at the Summit County Juvenile Court. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Sarah Noviks at 330-643-4549 snoviks@cpcourt.summitoh.net or visit the website www.summitcasagal.org

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Volunteer Poll Observers Needed for Election Day

Wondering what you can do to help with this year’s election?  Join our Ohio Promote the Vote Team as a Poll Observer!  The objective is to ensure that every eligible voter can register, that every registered voter can vote, and that every vote is accurately counted.

Poll observers serve all day on Election Day—watching for incidents of voter suppression, reporting problems to our regional boiler rooms, and collecting data on voters’ experiences at the polls.  Poll observers are our eyes and ears inside polling locations and they are our first line of defense against voter suppression.

Are you a registered voter of Ohio who can commit to spending a full day at the polls on November 4th?  If so, we need your help!

We will provide training opportunities in October and credentials for your entry into the polling locations.  Sign up by visiting https://secure.ohiodems.org/page/signup/PollObserver2014
or calling (614) 397-5257.

Have questions?  Call Lindsay Langholz at (614) 397-5257 or email us at voterprotection@ohiodems.org.

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SELS Volunteers Needed: Summit Special Olympics Athletic Club

The Sports and Entertainment Law Society is looking for volunteers to help out at the Booke McMahan Memorial Swim Meet hosted by the Summit Special Olympics Athletic Club. The swim meet will be held at the University of Akron Ocasek Natatorium on Saturday November 15, 2014. Volunteers will earn general community service credit. If you are interested in volunteering, or would like more information please contact SELS President Lindsie Everett at sels.akronlaw@gmail.com by Friday, November 7, 2014.

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Earn community service hours

Earn community service hours: Law students needed to work as student ambassadors at the 3rd Annual Judge Bell Trial Advocacy Program on Oct. 30 and 31. There are three times to choose from: Oct. 30 from 7:00 am – 9:45 am; Oct. 30 from 11:30 am – 4:30 pm; and Oct. 31 from 7:00 am – 1:00 pm. The program will take place at the federal courthouse here in Akron. Student ambassadors will assist the Law School Office of Strategic Initiatives in various duties ensuring that the program operates smoothly. The Judge Bell Trial Advocacy Program is attended by various state and federal judges as well as many local experienced attorneys. Don’t miss out on this great networking opportunity! To sign up, please contact Shannon Aupperle at sfauppe@uakron.edu or 330.972.7988.

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Student Ambassadors wanted for Judge Bell Program on Oct. 30th and 31st.

Earn community service hours: Law students needed to work as student ambassadors at the 3rd Annual Judge Bell Trial Advocacy Program on Oct. 30 and 31. There are three times to choose from: Oct. 30 from 7:00 am – 9:45 am; Oct. 30 from 11:30 am – 4:30 pm; and Oct. 31 from 7:00 am – 1:00 pm. The program will take place at the federal courthouse here in Akron. Student ambassadors will assist the Law School Office of Strategic Initiatives in various duties ensuring that the program operates smoothly. The Judge Bell Trial Advocacy Program is attended by various state and federal judges as well as many local experienced attorneys. Don’t miss out on this great networking opportunity! To sign up, please contact Shannon Aupperle at sfauppe@uakron.edu or 330.972.7988.

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