Peer Mentor Program Checklist Due Friday (12/4)

Reminder for Akron Law Peer Mentor Program particpants:

Your completed checklist (showing your 4 or more completed activities) must be signed by the Mentor and Mentee and emailed to Dean Oldfield no later than Friday, December 4, 2020 for the fall semester.

You will use the same list to complete an additional four activities by Friday, May 7, 2021 for the spring semester.

Thank you for your participation!

WADA Scholarship for Law Students

The Washington Attorneys with Disabilities Association is thrilled to offer a scholarship to be granted this academic year to a law student who has shown commitment to helping promote meaningful inclusion of people with disabilities throughout the legal profession and by sharing the personal experience of a person with disabilities while pursuing a legal career. Please see the attached for additional information or visit https://wadaweb.org/2020/10/02/washington-attorneys-with-disabilities-association-wada-2020-2021-scholarship/.

Shopping on Amazon? Support Local Organizations for free using AmazonSmile!

If you shop on Amazon, the Law Association for Women encourages you to use AmazonSmile to support organizations in need. Local Organizations such as Access Inc., Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, Keep Akron Beautiful, Akron Law Library Association, Akron Children’s Hospital Foundation, and many more are all on AmazonSmile.

Additionally, if you need some retail therapy check out Access’s Amazon Wish List.

What is AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. AmazonSmile is available at smile.amazon.com on your web browser and can be activated in the Amazon Shopping app for iOS and Android phones. When you shop AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added benefit that AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. You can choose from over one million organizations to support.

How do I shop at AmazonSmile?
To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com on your web browser or activate AmazonSmile on your Amazon Shopping app on your iOS or Android phone (found under settings on your app). On your browser, you may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile. When you’re using the app, always check for the “AmazonSmile” logo to ensure you’re activated for AmazonSmile.

How do I select a charitable organization to support when shopping on AmazonSmile?
On your first visit to smile.amazon.com, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make through AmazonSmile will result in a donation. AmazonSmile will occasionally contact you about donation amounts disbursed to your chosen charity or about the program.

The legal clinic seeks volunteers for the Certificate of Qualification for Employment (CQE) clinic.

The clinic assists eligible clients remotely with completing the CQE application. To participate in the opportunity, you must attend training. The next training will be on December 14, 2020, from 6-7:30 pm online.

Once trained law students can work on CQEs on their own time with clients to earn pro bono of limited means hours. The training will also count for those hours. If you have any questions or want to sign up for the training please contact Kellie Lockemer at kml134@zips.uakron.edu. Thank you!