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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CQE Clinic Volunteer Training – Friday, October 24, 4:00 pm

Our next free Certificate of Qualification for Employment (CQE) clinic is Saturday, October 25th! 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, October 25th. The clinic will be held at Arlington Church of God, 539 S. Arlington St, Akron, OH 44306. 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, October 24th, 4:00-5:30pm 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.

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