Reminder: Fall Community Service/Pro Bono hours due 1/31

Please remember to log all of your community service and pro bono hours from the fall semester on Symplicity/AkronLawJobs no later than 5PM on Tuesday, January 31st.

Please visit for details, forms, or further directions, or you can contact Professor Joann Sahl or Asst. Dean Alisa O’Brien.

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Community Service of Limited Means -Rape Crisis Center

RCC Volunteer ApplicationAdvocacy Training Schedule Summit- Sping 2017

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Community Service of Limited Means Opportunity at Juvenile Court

The Summit County Juvenile Court Family Resource Center is looking for volunteers to provide homework help to students in a one on one, and small group setting.  Home work help sessions will occur on Thursdays from 3:30-5:30pm at the Summit County Juvenile Court.  Tutoring is scheduled to begin on Thursday, February 2, 2017.  I am looking for someone that can commit to the entire semester.  Please contact Jessica Heropulos at 330-379-3610 or if you are interested.


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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, 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.


Saturday January 14, 2017 – 8:00am- 12:00pm     

Ohio Means Jobs Center                                           

Saturday February 11, 2017 – 8:00am- 12:00pm

The Chapel

All hours qualify as Pro Bono Limited Means.

There will be a mandatory training session.  We will schedule the training the week of January 9-13, 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 Professor Heather Staab at


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Reminder to May 2017 Grads about Pro Bono Hours

Attention May 2017 Graduates:

Reminder that all community service and pro bono hours required for graduation must be completed and logged on Symplicity no later than April 1st at Midnight. The holiday break is a great chance to volunteer your time and earn your hours!

If you have questions, or want to check your reported hours to date, please contact Assistant Dean O’Brien.

Thank you!

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