AkronLawJobs No. 9498 Background: In 2013, the ACLU released a report stating that in seven out of eleven Ohio counties investigated were jailing people for being too poor to pay their fines (https://tinyurl.com/yc7z3ktq). In a 2015 legal needs study by SEOLS, over 40% of respondents identified “costs and fines” as a problem for “a lot” in their community.
Responsibilities: Seeking a candidate interested in applying for a fellowship to identify and represent victims of improper costs and fines practices and investigating the practices of our courts and developing an advocacy approach to address any problems which could include recruiting, organizing, and training volunteers to observe court practices throughout the SEOLS service area. The Fellow would capture what is happening in court and the impact on the individuals and ensure that the results and stories would be collected and compellingly shared with judges, community leaders, legislators, and policymakers to educate them about the problem.
Qualifications: 3L or recent law school graduate; Demonstrated commitment to public interest law and take the 2019 summer Ohio bar exam OR be admitted to practice in Ohio OR licensed in another state and eligible for temporary admission before taking the Ohio bar exam.
Salary: Competitive salary, excellent benefits, training, and up to $6,000 in annual educational loan repayment and work out of one of the six field offices. See www.seols.org
Application deadline: October 1, 2018.
Interviews for selected candidates: November 2018
Fellowships announced: December 14, 2018
Fellowships begin: September 2019
How to Apply: Resume, cover letter addressed to James Daniels, SEOLS Director, and references with contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: October 1, 2018