Bankruptcy Project: The Jerome L. Holub Pro Bono Bankruptcy Project is a collaborative project between the Akron Bar Association, Community Legal Aid, and the law school. Students will receive substantive training on bankruptcy law. With attorney supervision, students get hands-on experience preparing case files for simple no-asset Chapter 7 Bankruptcy petitions. Students may also have an opportunity to prepare bankruptcy petitions, attend bankruptcy hearings, and assist volunteer attorneys who accept a pro bono bankruptcy case. An interest in practicing bankruptcy law is not necessary; the skills learned are transferrable to many areas of law.
The Volunteer Legal Services Program (VLSP) at Community Legal Aid is seeking volunteer law students who are interested in developing skills in the following areas: client interviewing, client meetings, legal research, case management, drafting advice letters, and preparing Chapter 7 bankruptcy petitions. Students are asked to commit 8-10 hours a week to the project, preferably in one full or two half days per week. Students who volunteer will receive Pro Bono/Limited Means hours that count toward the graduation requirement.
For additional information, or to volunteer, contact Ms. Cindy Adair of Community Legal Aid Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 330-983-2695 EXT 2534.