Stark County Bar Association seeks volunteers for upcoming Young Lawyers event – earn community service hours while networking!

The Stark County Bar Association Young Lawyers Committee is hosting James Bond Returns in Goldfinger Saturday, April 26, 2014. The event will begin with a cocktail hour at 6 p.m. at Tapas 218 and will move to the Canton Palace Theatre at 7:45 p.m. for a showing of Goldfinger. The committee seeks four law student volunteers to assist with raffle ticket sales at the cocktail hour. Volunteers should plan to arrive at Tapas 218 by 5:30 p.m.  General community service credit will be awarded to student volunteers. Volunteers are also invited to attend the movie showing after the cocktail hour. This is an excellent networking opportunity for students who are interested in practicing in the Stark County area. Many judges and local attorneys will be in attendance at this event.  If you would like to volunteer, please contact Lia Thompson (LiaThompson@uakron.edu or 330.972.5298) by Tuesday, April 22, 2014.

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Pro Bono Opportunities on Long Island!

Hurricane Sandy Legal Assistance Work
Hurricane Sandy struck Long Island in October 2012 devastating the lives of thousands of residents.
Thanks to a generous grant by the Rausch Foundation, Touro Law Center was able to set up TLC-HEART
(Hurricane Emergency Assistance and Referral Team) which enabled the school to provide assistance in
the immediate aftermath of the storm. At that time pro-bono opportunities involved direct client contacts,
performing intakes, and advising on where to obtain immediate survival assistance relating to food and shelter.
Now the work has evolved to researching and preparing for litigating cases in federal court on flood insurance
claims and researching and preparing policy recommendations to advocate for better disaster management
policy and procedures in case of future natural or man-made disasters. Touro Law Center’s continued work
in the area of disaster related legal assistance is now made possible by a grant from Montana Legal Services
Association which sponsors a Volunteer Sandy Assistance at Touro Law Center for a period of one year.
Some slots are available working in Touro Law Center’s Disaster Law Clinic. These placements are
limited and highly selective. A few other slots may be available with other Suffolk and Nassau Counties legal
services providers. Long Island is very geographically dispersed and public transportation is limited. A car is
the most common transportation on Long Island Most of last summer’s participants were local students who
were returning home for the summer. However, participation is open to all students. Touro Law Center has
arranged for discounted lodging at the Marriott Residence Inn located ½ a mile from the school. Central Islip is
served by the Ronkonkoma line of the Long Island Railroad which departs from Pennsylvania Station in NYC.
Interested students may contact Patricia Sturm, Esq. AmeriCorps/VISTA Volunteer In Service to America,
Touro Law Center, 225 Eastview drive, Central Islip, NY 11722 (631) 650-2311 or psturm@tourolaw.edu.
Students should send a resume and a cover letter. It would be helpful if in the cover letter, the student indicates
whether he or she is a local resident or otherwise is familiar with the area, whether they have access to a car,
and any preferences or limitations they may have as to travel and placements. While we will attempt to honor
student requests, specific placements cannot be guaranteed.
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CQE Clinic Volunteer Training – Friday, April 4, 5:00pm – 1Ls welcome!!

Our last free Certificate of Qualification for Employment (CQE) clinic of the semester is this Saturday, April 5!  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 12:15p-4:45p on Saturday, April 5. The clinic will be held at The Job Center, 1040 E. Tallmadge Ave. 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, April 4, 5-6:15p at the law school. The time you’re at training will count toward your pro bono limited means hours as well. 1Ls are welcome to attend this training and volunteer at the clinic!!  Volunteers will also be needed to work at the intake table. This does not require you to attend the Friday training.

If you’re interested in volunteering or have any questions, please e-mail Lyndsey at LLL35@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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Stark County Honor Court seeks Veteran law students for mentors – earn community service hours!

VETERAN MENTORS NEEDED!

 If you are a veteran and enjoy helping other veterans in need, Stark County Honor Court is in need of volunteer veteran mentors for its Mentor Program to assist veterans involved in the criminal justice system.

Stark County Honor Court Program for Veterans is seeking VOLUNTEER VETERAN AKRON LAW STUDENTS for its mentoring program. If you are interested in mentoring and would like to apply this volunteerism to your required Community Service Hours for Akron Law, please contact Alisa Benedict O’Brien (ab139@uakron.edu) for a brochure and further information.

Requirements:

 

  • Must be an Honorably discharged veteran of one of the branches of the United States Military
  • Must be in good standing with the law
  • Commit to a minimum of one (1) year of mentoring
  • Complete a one (1) day training on how to mentor with background check
  • Must be available for peer-to-peer mentoring every other Monday afternoon from 2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. in Canton, Ohio

Questions regarding the Mentor Program can be answered by Terry Rowles, Mentor Coordinator at 1.330.341.9889.

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Seeking volunteers for Fugitive Safe Surrender!

We are still in need of volunteers for the following dates and times:

Friday, June 27th from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM (need 2 volunteers)

Friday, June 27th from 2-6:00 PM (need 1 volunteer)

Earn pro bono of limited means hours!

Fugitive Safe Surrender, the House of the Lord, 1650 Diagonal Rd., Akron, OH, June 25 – 28,2014, 10 AM to 6 PM.

 On the above dates and times the Ohio Attorney General’s office, in partnership with every major County and  City of Akron  public organization, will be conducting the most recent of several safe surrender programs. These programs were started by the United States Marshal several years ago and have now been taken over, in Ohio, by the Ohio Atty. Gen.’s office. The goal of the program is to create a safe haven for individuals with outstanding warrants, misdemeanor or felony, to surrender and have their cases disposed of before a Judge.

 In the past events over the four days of these programs each year, over one thousand people have surrendered each time. The benefit to the community is that individuals who have outstanding warrants feel free to surrender, the need to arrest people unexpectedly is removed, and the fugitives can go on with their lives. This is a worthwhile program.

To volunteer for one of the above-named slots, please email Alisa Benedict O’Brien: ab139@uakron.edu

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