*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 record searches, reading court dockets, completing applications to file with the court, and interviewing real clients.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Northwest Family Recreation Center

1730 Shatto Avenue

Akron, OH 44313

  All hours qualify as ProBono of Limited Means.

There will be a mandatory training session on Friday, July 20, 2018 from 5:00-6:00pm in the Law School Room 301. (You do not need to attend training if you have attended in the past).  You will need a laptop for training and the Clinic.

Interested students or questions please RSVP to Jennifer Lattaker at jkl47@zips.uakron.edu.


Seeking volunteer opportunities? See below!

Attention law students! The Summit Legal Defender’s Office is seeking volunteer law students to assist with various cases and tasks at the office, including assisting the Legal Defenders with reviewing body camera footage. This will offer great experience and exposure to the field of criminal law. No intern certificate is required. If you are interested in volunteering for the summer, please email your resume to Dean O’Brien: ab139@uakron.edu. Time is of the essence as this busy office needs assistance! Resumes will be forwarded as received. Thank you!

A message from the Akron Bar:

“I am looking for two (or three) volunteers to assist pinning sashes on the Judges as part of law week before they process down the aisle.  This year, several Federal Judges will likely be present (along with State and Local Judges) because Judge Alice Batchelder from the Sixth Circuit will be honored at the Red Mass.  There will be additional security at the event in light of the Judges in attendance.

I  would ask that the volunteers arrive at St. Bernard’s Church by 11am on Friday, May 4, so that I can explain to them what they will do.  I would ask that they stay through the Mass and then help me collect and organize the sashes.  The Mass typically lasts 1 hour and fifteen minutes.  I anticipate total involvement to be from 11am to 2:00pm.  The lunch immediately follows Mass and they would be invited to stay.”

If interested in volunteering, please email Ms. Angelina Gingo: angelina.gingo@gmail.com.

May Grads: are you close to 300 hours of pro bono?

All May grads who are nearing 300 hours of pro bono to earn cords at commencement must report those hours to Career Services no later than April 13th. Please email Dean O’Brien with your hours no later than April 13th so that we may plan accordingly to recognize you at commencement. If you need a report of your hours to date, please email Dean O’Brien: ab139@uakron.edu. Thank you!