Spring law clerk/intern openings with upcoming deadlines!

Cleveland, OH – CMBA Lawyer Referral Service – Intake Specialist Position

AkronLawJobs No. 10704: The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association is hiring an Intake Specialist to work in their Lawyer Referral Service (LRS). The Intake Specialist will provide customer service to callers who are looking to be connected with a lawyer or needs legal direction. Primary duties will include: Intake of incoming phone calls to LRS; Spotting legal issues based on facts provided by callers; Providing a referral to an attorney or governmental agency as determined by the facts presented; Managing voicemails and emails; Maintaining database (iMIS) records related to LRS referrals and Miscellaneous research and data reporting tasks as needed.

Open to all class years. The potential candidate must be detail oriented and an effective communicator. Legal knowledge is needed to identify legal issues. The salary is $10/hour.

Intake Specialists work 5.5 hour shifts: 8:30am-2:00pm and/or 10:30am – 4:00pm

Please provide a cover letter which includes availability, and a resume to konders@clemetrobar.org.Deadline: ASAP but no later than December 11, 2019

Akron, OH – IP Law Clerk, Full or Part-time — Renner Kenner

AkronLawJobs No. 10705 Overview:  Renner Kenner, an intellectual property boutique law firm in Akron, is seeking a law clerk with a degree in either chemistry or chemical engineering. Part-time position is available for a 2L day student. Full-time position is available for 1L or 2L night student.

Qualifications: 1L or 2L (see above). Background in either chemistry or chemical engineering. Must have strong academic credentials.

How to Apply: Send your cover letter, resume, and law school transcripts (may be unofficial) to:  gregori@rennerkenner.comDeadline:  December 11, 2019

Akron, OH – Law Clerk – Grisi & Budde

AkronLawJobs No. 10720

Position Title:       Law Clerk

GPA Requirement:             3.0

Requirements:      2nd Year Day/3rd Year Evening

Schedule:              15-30 hours per week during school and full-time during breaks and Summer

Job Description:   Law clerk for two-attorney boutique Divorce firm.

Area of Practice:  Domestic Relations

Duties:                   Discovery – Drafting and Review

                                Drafting pleadings, motions, and briefs

                                Review & Compiling of Exhibits for Hearings and Trials

                                Filings

                                Legal Research

Salary:                   $13.00 per hour

Employer:                             GRISI & BUDDE, LLC

Contact Person:   Charles Budde

Phone:                   (330) 535-8171

Email:                    budde@grisiandbudde.com

To Apply:              Email your resume and cover letter.

Deadline: December 15, 2019

Canton, OH – Law Clerk – Reed Law Offices, LLC

AkronLawJobs No. 9895 Overview: A small, family-law firm is seeking a part-time Law Clerk to assist its attorney in the general practice of law to begin in January.

Duties: Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to conducting legal research, legal writing, drafting, gathering facts and information from clients, witnesses, and other sources, preparing documents, performing administrative tasks, and otherwise assisting the attorney in representing clients.

Qualifications: 1L second semester, 2L

How to Apply: E-mail your cover letter, resume, writing sample and list of references with contact information to nikkireedlaw@gmail.com

Deadline:  December 13, 2019

UH Legal Dept. has one remaining opening – spring extern

Shaker Heights, OH – Legal Externship – University Hospitals

University Hospitals Law Department provides advice on a broad array of legal matters involving University Hospitals Health Systems, Inc., including contracting, corporate governance, corporate transactions, healthcare operations, healthcare licensure and accreditation, fraud and abuse compliance, general legal compliance advice, labor and employment, physician credentialing and discipline, intellectual property, IRB issues, education on medico-legal issues, and consultation on bio-ethical issues.

Duties: Will include the opportunity to become directly involved with the broad range of legal matters that affect University Hospitals System, Inc. The Law Department’s “small law firm” environment enables an intern to experience a wide range of topics, including, general corporate practice, tax and nonprofit issues, employment law, real estate, healthcare regulatory matters (e.g. Stark law, Anti-kickback, EMTALA, and HIPAA), hospital policy, patient care issues, and corporate governance.

Qualifications: Strong research and writing skills are required. Background investigation by the Law Department and approval of the Vice President & Deputy General Counsel for Corporate Legal Services also required. Students with a demonstrated interest in health law and with journal and/or clinic experience preferred.

How to apply: Send your Resume, Cover Letter, Unofficial Transcript and Writing Sample to Dean O’Brien: ab139@uakron.edu.

Deadline:  ASAP

Community Service/Limited Means volunteer opportunity

Are you interested in a community service opportunity close to the law school? Volunteers are needed every Thursday and Friday, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00  p.m. to serve free hot meals to the community. The lunch is at Kathy’s Kitchen located at the Bill Denton Outreach Center, 490 E. South Street, Akron, OH 44311. No RSVP is necessary. Volunteers should arrive by 11:15 a.m.

Student position with Akron Law Inmate Assistance Program – deadline is 11/22

Inmate Assistance Program

Seeking students to work in the Inmate Assistance Program paid position – $9.50 per hour up to 20 hours per week. Students will travel to Summit County or Mahoning County jail once a week, every week.  Day of the week is to be determine, but must be in the morning.  Students will meet with inmates who have legal questions, research issues, and draft letters back to the inmates.  Students interested in developing interviewing, research, and writing skills should apply. Our clinic graduates use their skills in civil and criminal contexts as Public Defenders, County Prosecutors, Legal Aid lawyers, judicial law clerks, and civil practitioners.  Letter writing and interviewing skills span all areas of the practice of law.  Students must be willing to commit to the program for one year.  Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.     

Qualifications:  All students are invited to apply.

How to apply:  A cover letter and resume must be submitted to Professor Nichols at rtn3@uakron.edu

Deadline:  November 22, 2019

Interested in a spring externship?

Check out these externship opportunities or reach out to Dean O’Brien for others.


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 volunteers@lasclev.org 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.

Licensing/Certification

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: ab139@uakron.edu

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: jsublett@bouncehub.org

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 volunteer@iiakron.org

Deadline:  November 29, 2019