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Cleveland – Externship for Fall or Spring 2020 – The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland        

AkronLawJobs No. 10596: The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland provides free, high quality legal assistance to low income clients in civil matters and serves the communities of Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Lake, Lorain and Geauga counties. Students will assist Legal Aid attorneys in representing individual clients in a variety of legal issues that impact shelter, health/safety, and economic security. Areas of practice include housing, consumer, public benefits, education, family/domestic violence, employment/barriers to employment, and tax.

Our Spring Program starts in mid-January (applications accepted October/November) and our Fall Program begins in late August/early-September (applications accepted May/early-August).

Student Qualifications: Legal Aid externs should be currently enrolled in law school. Special consideration is given to students with a demonstrated commitment to serving disadvantaged people and communities. If your resume does not reflect a commitment to public service due to personal financial constraints, please provide an explanation in your cover letter. Law students who speak Spanish are strongly encouraged to apply.

Essential Functions:

• Assist attorneys with initial client interviews and ongoing client contact.

• Assist attorneys in all aspects of advocacy and litigation, including legal research, drafting of pleadings, memorandum, motions, affidavits and other correspondence; the preparation of charts, tables, documents and other evidentiary materials; and accompany and assist at hearings and other court proceedings.

• Conduct factual investigation, including obtaining, analyzing and summarizing documents and other evidence.

• Effectively communicate with clients, co-workers, community partners, volunteers, judges and court staff.

• Participate in community legal education and outreach events.

• Provide appropriate intake support and make referrals.

To Apply: Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to with “Externship” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted for Spring and Fall Semesters based on the dates above.

Deadline: For Spring – November 22

Akron, OH – Legal Intern – Summit County Public Health

AkronLawJobsNo. 10611 – Seeking a legal intern or extern for credit to assist with healthcare compliance activities including HIPPA risk assessment, risk analysis, and policy review. Assist with the creation and review of environmental health codes.

Required Qualifications

Qualified applicants should be 2L or 3L. 1Ls with a strong background in public health or corporate compliance will be considered.

Preferred Qualifications

Strong interest in public health law, healthcare compliance and/or government law.


Valid driver’s license and liability insurance.

Hours of Work

Regular office hours are Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm.

No more than 28 hours per week.

Testing Requirements

A  BCI criminal background check is required.

Additional Information

Summit County Public Health (SCPH) is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion.

Our human capital is the most valuable asset we have. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our reputation and organization’s achievement as well.

We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique.

To apply: Send your resume and cover letter to Dean O’Brien:

Deadline: November 22, 2019

Akron, OH – Spring Extern – Bounce Innovation Hub                        

AkronLawJobs No. 10658

Qualifications: 2L, 3L

The Legal Extern is a core member of the Bounce team who will be responsible for proactively ensuring that the organization’s lease management is current, organized, and contains efficient processes. This is a great opportunity for a law student who is interested in learning more about the startup ecosystem in Akron and nonprofit/corporate governance and compliance. Additionally, students interested in real estate law would gain lease management and drafting experience. The key responsibilities for the Bounce Legal Extern are to ensure proper lease creation and documentation, management of electronic and physical lease and insurance files, and to document rental invoice fulfillment. Additional responsibilities may include assistance with the implementation and documentation of state grant requirements, such as entering time and data in CRM databases, assisting with completing processes for new tenant arrival and tenant departure, and other tasks related to nonprofit governance and compliance. In addition, there will be opportunities to get involved with the programming team at Bounce and work directly with startup companies. To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to Jessica Sublett:

Deadline: November 24, 2019

Akron, OH – Law Clerk – International Institute of Akron

AkronLawJobs No. 10613 Overview: Spring 2020 Law Clerk. The International Institute of Akron (IIA) is an immigration services and refugee resettlement nonprofit organization located in Akron, Ohio and serving all of Northeast Ohio. IIA seeks a fall spring semester law clerk to join its legal team. The law clerk will work as a team member in providing immigration legal services to clients in the Immigration Legal Department and work directly with the Immigration Justice Campaign to provide representation to detained individuals at the Northeast Ohio Correctional Center. The clerk will provide general support to staff attorneys in their representation of legal clients before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, U.S. Department of State and the Executive Office of Immigration Review. We are seeking passionate and driven individuals who can commit to at least 12 hours a week from approximately January – May 2020. Responsibilities: • Represent detained clients before the Executive Office of Immigration Review • Assist attorneys with initial client intake • Prepare immigration applications for clients • Interact directly with clients to obtain the correct information and documentation for their applications • Perform legal research and analysis • Draft legal memos • Assist clients and walk-ins at Front Desk Reception Area • Complete other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: 1L, 2L, 3L. Must be enrolled in an accredited law school or paralegal program • Must be able to work effectively in a fast paced environment • Must possess effective verbal, written, de-escalation, and interpersonal skills • Must be able to work as part of a team • Must demonstrate commitment to immigrant rights and willingness to support IIA’s mission, vision, and values • Must demonstrate commitment to working in a diverse working environment • Must be fluent in English • Must possess strong organizational skills and ability to work independently • Must possess proficiency in the use of web-based software, MS Word and basic data entry Applicants must be able to pass a BCI Background Check and a working interview.

Please Note: While all internships are unpaid, the program is competitive, and you are encouraged to approach it in the same way you would a job.

How to Apply: E-mail your cover letter, writing sample, and resume to Kevin Walter at

Deadline:  November 29, 2019