Volunteers needed for Copley High School Speech and Debate Team

The Copley High School Speech and Debate team is looking for individuals that are willing to judge at tournaments on Saturdays. This is a great way to see future lawyers in action. If interested, please email head coach, Shannon Rote at Shannon.Rote@Copley-Fairlawn.org The schedule for the season is below:
Speech and Debate Team Schedule: 2016-2017

22 GlenOak
29 Edison

5 Perry
12 Wadsworth

3 Olmsted Falls
9 & 10 GlenOak
10 McKinley
17 Stow

7 Hoover
14 Wooster
21 Norton
28 Solon

4 Littles-Wadsworth
11 (snow date) Littles-Wadsworth
17 & 18 Bigs-COPLEY

3-4 State Finals-Olmsted Falls and Berea
25 Elms

**Schedule is subject to Change**

Volunteering counts toward your community service hours requirement.

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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.
(1) Saturday October 29, 2016 (2) Saturday November 12, 2016
9:00am-1:00pm 8:00am-12:00pm

All hours qualify as ProBono Limited Means.

There will be a mandatory training session. We will schedule the training the week of October 24-28, once we receive feedback from volunteers. Please indicate your availability for training in the email. The training is approximately 30 minutes. Interested students or questions please RSVP to Heather Staab at hstaab@uakron.edu.

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Reminder – Summer Pro Bono/Community Service Hours due by 9/30

Please remember to log all of your summer pro bono and community service hours by Friday, September 30th at 5:00 PM. You must log all hours on Symplicity/AkronLawJobs. If you need assistance or have questions, Please contact Alisa Benedict O’Brien: ab139@uakron.edu.

Please note, this deadline does not apply to 1Ls as you do not yet have access to Symplicity/AkronLawJobs.

Thank you!

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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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