Pro Bono Limited Means Opportunity with Community Legal Aid (Akron)

The Volunteer Legal Services Program (VLSP) at Community Legal Aid is seeking a law student who is interested in volunteering with our Pro Se Family law program as well as our Hot-Docs project in Spring 2018. Our office is closed for the Holiday break from December 22nd until January 1st so we would anticipate a commencement date of sometime in middle to late January.  The law student will be focused on strengthening and expanding our Pro Se Family law program by reviewing and updating client packets, updating information concerning court contacts, procedures and resources and incorporating the use of Hot Docs to streamline the clinic process.  We are asking for a commitment of 3-6 hours a week.  Our offices are open Monday through Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm. Unfortunately we cannot accommodate evening or weekend volunteering.

Please email Carla Boyle Small at if you are interested. Thanks!

Pro Bono Limited Means Opportunity

The Reentry Clinic seeks volunteers for data collection on clients assisted by the CQE and Expungement Clinics. The project will involve contacting the clients and administering a survey. The results will be documented in an Excel spreadsheet. The project will occur in December after the conclusion of final exams. The project will count for pro bono of limited means hours. If you are interested in the project, please e-mail Professor Joann Sahl, Your e-mail must contain the date you can start the project and how many hours you will be available in December to complete the project.

Speech and Debate Team Judges Needed

The Copley High School Speech and Debate team is looking for individuals that are willing to judge at tournaments on Saturday’s.  Copley is about a 15 minute drive from campus.  This is a great way to see future lawyers in action.  If interested, please email head coach, Shannon Rote at  The schedule for the season is below.  You can volunteer for any or all of the sessions.  You can receive general community service hours towards your pro bono hours.

2017-2018 Speech and Debate Team Schedule

21                         Carrollton                                 Novice
28                        GlenOak(Novice)                    All Events

4                           Perry                                         All Events
11                          Wadsworth                              All Events
18                         COPLEY                                   All Events

2                           Stow                                         All Events
9                          Vermilion                                All Events
15 & 16                GlenOak                                  LD/PF/Congress
16                         McKinley                                 IE/Congress (power)

6                           Hoover                                     All Events
12 & 13                Sylvania                                   Selected Members
13                         Berea                                        All Events
20                        Wooster                                   All Events (power)
27                         Norton                                     All Events

3                           Littles-Wooster                        All Events
10 (snow date)   Littles-Wooster                       All Events
16 & 17                 Bigs-Perry                                All Events

2-3                        State Finals-(Sylvania)
24                         Elms                                        District Congress

*Schedule is subject to Change**
IE= Individual Events
LD= Lincoln-Douglas Debate
PF= Public Forum Debate
SC= Student Congress Debate