Akron, OH – Law Referral & Information Service Internship – Akron Bar Association

AkronLawJobs No. 9810 Overall: The Lawyer Referral and Information Service Program connects the public with pre-screened attorneys in the legal specialization needed to fill the needs of potential clients.

The Intern’s role is to assist the LRIS Director by speaking directly with clients via the telephone, conducting intake interviews and recommending attorneys with the appropriate legal experience to resolve the clients’ legal needs. The Intern will also provide administrative assistant support to the LRIS Director as needed.

Duties: Answers the telephone and conducts client intake; Maintains files of referral updates; Administration of end of the month reports; Confirms liability insurance coverage for all LRIS members; and Researches online court dockets for unreported referred cases. The Student Intern will work ten (10) hours per week and will receive a $1,500 stipend AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE INTERNSHIP. The Internship is for the Spring 2019 semester (through May 3 excluding Spring Break week) and the incumbent can be reappointed for subsequent semesters.

Qualifications: 1L, 2L, or 3L. The ideal candidate has excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as the ability to deal with clients of all demeanors. Knowledge of the Windows operating environment, Microsoft Office, and general database usage is required.

How to Apply: Submit a resume and letter of interest detailing the skills and abilities that will help them succeed in this position. Application documents should be submitted electronically to C. Allen Nichols, Executive Director via email at callen@akronbar.org. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.
Deadline: The position is available until filled, but applicants applying by December 31, 2018, will receive first consideration

DEADLINE FRIDAY Richfield, OH – 2L Spring 2019 Externship – National Interstate Insurance Company

AkronLawJobs No. 9742

Duties: The externship opportunity at National Interstate Insurance will afford students the opportunity to work with the Claims Compliance team to gain exposure to a variety of insurance and regulatory issues arising from the operations throughout the United States. Externs will conduct legal research, prepare summaries of state law issues for the adjusters, assist with compliance audits, attend meetings with claims professionals, and learn how the insurance industry works.

Qualifications: 2L, have strong research, writing, and analytical skills, and have the ability to interpret, organize, and communicate complex factual and legal material quickly.  Must be detail oriented, creative, articulate, and personable with excellent interpersonal skills.

How to Apply: E-mail your Resume, Cover Letter, and Writing Sample (1-3 pages) to Dean Alisa Benedict O’Brien at ab139@uakron.edu.  Address your cover letter to Sarah Kovit Hanna, Regulatory Research Claims Compliance Specialist, National Interstate Insurance Company, 3250 Interstate Drive, Richfield, OH 44286

Deadline:  December 13, 2018

DEADLINE FRIDAY Richfield, OH – Summer 2019 Externship 1L or 2L – National Interstate Insurance Company

AkronLawJobs No. 9743

Duties: The externship opportunity at National Interstate Insurance will afford students the opportunity to work with the Claims Compliance team to gain exposure to a variety of insurance and regulatory issues arising from the operations throughout the United States. Externs will conduct legal research, prepare summaries of state law issues for the adjusters, assist with compliance audits, attend meetings with claims professionals, and learn how the insurance industry works.

Qualifications: 1L (second semester in spring 2019) or 2L, have strong research, writing, and analytical skills, and have the ability to interpret, organize, and communicate complex factual and legal material quickly.  Must be detail oriented, creative, articulate, and personable with excellent interpersonal skills.

How to Apply: E-Mail to Dean Alisa Benedict O’Brien your Resume, Cover Letter, and Writing Sample (1-3 pages) at ab139@uakron.edu. Address your cover letter to Sarah Kovit Hanna, Regulatory Research Claims Compliance Specialist, National Interstate Insurance Company, 3250 Interstate Drive,
Richfield, OH 44286

Deadline:  December 13, 2018

Arnold & Itkin LLP Academic Scholarship

Arnold & Itkin LLP will award $5,000 to two current law students who share our passion for assisting the underprivileged and the victims of tragedy. Regardless of the area of law, the scholarship recipients should be focused on utilizing the legal system to support those less fortunate. All applicants should demonstrate both past and current dedication to victim advocacy and/or community service. To apply, each applicant must submit an essay explaining their goals and intent to use their legal education to improve the lives of certain individuals, the community, or society at large. The essay should be limited to no more than 3 pages. In addition to that, applicants must submit a statement of financial need along with supporting documentation. Students must be in their second or third year at an ABA Accredited school, have at least a 3.0 GPA, be a U.S. resident, and be in financial need.

Deadline: December 2019