AKRON BAR ASSOCIATION Law School Student Internship Opportunity

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 and Responsibilities:

 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
 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 Fall 2018 semester (Through December 7) and the incumbent can be reappointed for subsequent semesters. 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.

Interested persons should 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. The position is available until filled, but applicants applying by August 31, 2018 will receive first consideration.

The Akron Bar Association is a professional membership organization with approximately 1,400 members representing the Akron/Summit County legal community.