Spring Externship – US Dept. of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review

Cleveland – Spring 2019 Internship – US Dept. of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review

AkronLawJobs No. 9669 Overview: The U.S. Department of Justice has an opening for one legal intern with the Executive Office for Immigration Review’s Cleveland Immigration Court for Spring 2019. The Court is located at the Carl B. Stokes U.S. Courthouse in downtown Cleveland.

Qualifications: 2L or 3L. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Prior knowledge of immigration law is helpful but not absolutely necessary. Strong research and writing skills are required. Issues commonly before the Court include eligibility for asylum, cancellation of removal, and adjustment of status as well as issues regarding whether an individual is removable from the United States based on a criminal conviction.

Duties: The types of projects assigned to legal interns vary depending on the Court’s docket, and may entail: Drafting decisions on applications for relief from removal or removability. Performing in-depth research and analysis of novel legal issues. Preparing bench memoranda. The internship provides students with an excellent opportunity to develop their research, writing, and analytical skills and increase their knowledge of immigration law. The interns will be able to observe removal hearings and work on cases involving several forms of relief including asylum, adjustment of status, and cancellation of removal. The interns will work directly under the supervision of the Judicial Law Clerk / Attorney Advisor and will also work with individual immigration judges.

Salary: This internship is an unpaid, volunteer position.  UA students should contact Alisa Benedict O’Brien in the Career Services Office (ab139@uakron.edu) for questions about potential stipends or externships.

How to Apply: Applications must include the following materials: (1) cover letter; (2) résumé; (3) official or unofficial law school transcript; and (4) writing sample of no more than ten pages (not substantially edited by others). Successful completion of an FBI background check is required before interns can begin work.
Please submit applications by email to: Lindsay.Elliott-Smith@USDOJ.gov
Address your cover letter to: U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review, Cleveland Immigration Court, Attn: Lindsay Elliott-Smith, Attorney Advisor, 801 West Superior Avenue, Suite 13-100, Cleveland, Ohio 44113
If you have any questions, please contact Lindsay Elliott-Smith at (216)-802-1100.

Deadline:  November 2, 2018

Akron, OH – Billing Clerk / Administrative Assistant – Edward L. Gilbert, LPA

AkronLawJobs No. 9662 Overview: Akron law firm has an opportunity for a full-time Billing Clerk/Administrative Assistant. Applicants must be extremely organized, have the ability to multitask, meet deadlines, and work in a fast-paced environment. Billing experience and previous law firm experience is a plus.

Responsibilities will include the following:  Prepare and maintain monthly billing reports; Investigate and resolve client billing inquiries; Prepare monthly client billings, including invoice modifications as necessary; Answering phones; Filing; Taking and transcribing dictation; and Additional duties and special projects as needed.

Qualifications: Knowledge and proficiency of Microsoft Office products; Familiarity with billing or accounting software preferred; Attention to detail; Understanding of meeting deadlines; Excellent verbal and written communication skills; and Ability to communicate and work in a group as well as alone.

Salary: Pay will be based on experience.

How to Apply: Send your resume and Cover Letter addressed to Edward Gilbert to egilbert@edwardlgilbert.com

Deadline:  November 11, 2018

31st Annual Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference (MPILCC)


All first, second and third year law students at Akron Law are invited to participate in the 31st Annual Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference (MPILCC) to be held on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law in Chicago. The Conference offers students the opportunity to:

Interview with a variety of public interest and government employers for summer law clerk and entry-level attorney positions (employers will pre-screen resumes and select students to interview). Though most of the opportunities are unpaid or invite outside funding, there are positions that offer a stipend. Since most of the employers come mainly from the Midwest, students may find positions in the communities they seek to serve.

Meet with employers during Table Talk, a morning session where employers and students meet informally and share information. Employers may distribute brochures, newsletters and other organizational literature.
Respond to employer job postings (resume requests) for internships (volunteer or paid), fellowships, and entry-level positions. This service is available throughout the school year at the MPILCC Symplicity.com site to students registered for the MPILCC.

Registration and Fees – The University of Akron School of Law will pay the $300 NON-REFUNDABLE registration fee for all interested students to attend the MPILCC IF we have enough student interest to justify the cost. ANY INTERESTED STUDENTS MUST RSVP TO THE CAREER SERVICES OFFICE BY SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13 at NOON. Please declare your intention to attend the MPILCC by emailing Assistant Director Bencze at anb77@uakron.edu. We will notify all interested students once we determine if the registration fee will be paid by the CSO. Please note, students will be responsible for their own travel, hotel, and miscellaneous expenses.

Application deadline to take the Feb. 2019 Ohio bar exam is Nov. 1

The deadline for your application to take the February 2019 Ohio bar examination is November 1, 2018. The dates for the February 2019 bar examination are February 26-28, 2019.

Please see the Supreme Court of Ohio Bar Admissions website for deadline information here, and application information here.

Please email Law Student Affairs at lawstudentaffairs@uakron.edu with any questions.  Thank you!