Columbus, OH – Department Assignments for Legal Externs – Supreme Court of Ohio

Positions available for Summer 2019 and Fall 2019.

1.) New Opening — 
Office of Attorney Services – Commission on Professionalism
Summer 2019, One opening.

Duties: The extern would support projects related to the Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring Program, which pairs new lawyers with experienced mentors as a way to satisfy mandatory New Layers Training. Specifically, the Commission on Professionalism is in the process of a comprehensive update of the mentoring program curriculum, which includes extensive editing of the current program content and creation of new content to support the mentoring relationship. An extern would assist the Commission Secretary/Attorney Services Counsel in the revision process. The work would include research, drafting, proofreading, and communicating orally and in writing with Court staff and Commissioners regarding this project. Additionally, the extern would assist the work of the Office of Attorney Services and Board on the Unauthorized Practice of Law in various research and drafting projects on an as-needed basis. The position is anticipated to be for 10 hours per week.

Requirements: A law student having completed at least two years of law school with an extensive background in research and writing (preferably student journalism or law review/journal experience), expertise with Word and Adobe software, excellent attention to detail, outstanding organizational ability, and strong interpersonal communication skills is preferred.

** If you are interested in one or more of the position available, please e-mail your resume and cover letter to HumanResources@sc.ohio.gov.  Your cover letter should include the office you are interested in, what semester you are applying for, and your law school level you have completed most recently.

How to Apply: E-mail your Resume and Cover letter to HumanResources@sc.ohio.gov. Your cover letter should include the office you are interested in, which semester you are applying for, and your law school level you have completed most recently.

Deadline:  March 1, 2019

2.) AkronLawJobs No. 9935 Overview: The majority of the extern’s time will be spent researching, writing, and analyzing legal issues. This may involve the preparation of draft opinions, bench memos and memos discussing discretionary appeals and complaints for writs, speeches, or individualized research projects. You will be assigned to a judicial attorney and will have your work reviewed by that attorney. Externs will also be able to observe oral arguments on the merits of cases when the Court is in session.

Justice Sharon Kennedy, Contact: Christy Robe
Opening for Fall 2019
One position is available. Flexible, can work with your schedule. Students must be currently enrolled in or have completed their third semester of law school.

Justice Patrick DeWine, Contact: Lina Alkamhawi
Openings for Summer 2019
Two positions are available. Flexible, can work with your schedule. Prefer at least 20 hours per week in the summer. Must have completed the second year of law school.

Justice Patrick DeWine, Contact: Lina Alkamhawi
Openings for Fall 2019
Two positions are available. Flexible, can work with your schedule. Typically 8-10 hours. Must have completed the second year of law school.

Justice Judith French, Contact Kelly Peters or John Schleb
Opening for Summer 2019
One position is available. Flexible, can work with your schedule. Typically 8-10 hours per week. Must have completed your second year of law school.

Justice Melody Steward, Contact: Arleathia Radcliffe
Opening for Summer 2019
One position is available. Flexible, can work with your schedule. You must be currently enrolled in or have completed your second year of law school.

Justice Melody Steward, Contact: Arleathia Radcliffe
Opening for Fall 2019
One position is available.  Flexible, can work with your schedule. Students must be currently enrolled in or have completed their second year of law school.

Justice Michael Donnelly, Contact: Christin eEinloth
Opening for Summer 2019
Two positions are available. Flexible, can work with your schedule. Students must be currently enrolled in or have completed their second year of law school.

Justice Michael Donnelly, Contact: Christine Einloth
Opening for Fall 2019
Two positions are available. Flexible, can work with your schedule. Must be currently enrolled in or have completed their second year of law school.

SPECIALIZED DOCKETS:
Court Services Division
Summer 2019
Monica Kagey, Manager, Specialized Dockets Program

One position is available. The Supreme Court of Ohio Specialized Dockets Section provides assistance to judges and court personnel throughout the state regarding drug court programs, mental health court programs, and other specialized dockets involving diversionary and treatment alternatives to incarceration. The section works with various interested governmental and private agencies in meeting its responsibilities, such as the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction (ODADAS) and the Drug Court Practitioners Network.

Externs assigned to this department will assist the section manager with managing the Veterans Treatment Court Strategic Planning Initiative which Ohio recently was awarded. The extern will assist with the development of a statewide strategic plan for enhancement of VTCs in Ohio, working with the statewide stakeholder group, collaborating with the Center for Court Innovation, as well as planning and providing training and technical assistance to Ohio’s 23 VTCs.

Court Services Division – Dispute Resolution Section
Summer 2019, Three openings. Fall, 2019, three openings.
Catherine Geyer, Manager, Dispute Resolution Section

The Supreme Court of Ohio Dispute Resolution Section assists all courts in developing and sustaining dispute resolution services that are accessible to all citizens; provides technical assistance and training to court staff, judges, court personnel and attorneys; provides research related to dispute resolution processes, training, program monitoring and administration of policies and procedures developed in collaboration with the Supreme Court’s Commission on Dispute Resolution which includes members appointed by Chief Justice O’Connor. The Section also provides mediation for Supreme Court and Court of Claims litigants, as well as for disputes among state, county, and local public officials prior to court involvement, to encourage them to develop workable solutions for their differences. This is accomplished by convening the parties in confidential sessions, facilitating the negotiations, and monitoring settlement solutions until the parties have concluded their case.

Externs assigned to this department will assist with dispute resolution education, training, rule development, pilot project assessment, and conduct research. With the parties’ permission, the externs may observe mediations. The externs will also attend Commission meeting(s) and other projects assigned. The ideal extern would be a 2L or 3L and have an interest in dispute resolution, and a background indispute resolution education is preferred, but not required.

** If you are interested in one of more of the position available, please e-mail your resume and cover letter to HumanResources@sc.ohio.gov.  Your cover leter should include the office you are interested in, what semester you are applying for, and your law school level you have completed most recently.

How to Apply: E-mail your Resume and Cover letter to HumanResources@sc.ohio.gov. Your cover letter should include the office you are interested in, which semester you are applying for, and your law school level you have completed most recently.

The Scott Eller Fund for Law Student Professional Development

The Scott Eller Fund for Law Student Professional Development supports Akron Law students in their efforts to find jobs and broaden their career options. The fund provides qualifying students with up to $250 toward activities such as CLEs, professional conferences, or travel to out-of-town job fairs to advance their career opportunities. Please read the guidelines carefully and submit an application to be considered.

NEW OCI Cleveland, OH – Summer 2019 Intern – Fay Sharpe LLP

Interview:  February 27, 2019

Hiring Criteria: 1L, 2L. Must have a technical background (engineering or hard sciences).

Send your Resume, Cover Letter, and your Unofficial Undergraduate and Law School Transcripts to lawcareerplanning@uakron.edu. Address your cover letter to Sandra Koenig. Subject Line: Fay Sharpe

Deadline:  Monday, February 18, 2019

Columbus, OH – Summer 2019 Clerkship – Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter (Deadline Thursday)

Hiring Criteria: 1L, Require: Top 25% Class Rank and 3.3 GPA. Apply through Symplicity. Upload your Cover Letter, Transcript, writing sample and undergraduate transcripts showing graduation. Address your cover letter to Jenna Eldridge, Director of Human Resources, Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter, 65 E. State Street, Suite 1800, Columbus, OH 43215

Deadline: February 14, 2019

Fort Lauderdale, FL – Summer 2019 Volunteer Summer Internship – Legal Aid Service of Broward County

AkronLawJobs No. 9942 Overview: The two Greater Fort Lauderdale-area Legal Aid offices, Legal Aid Services of Broward County and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida, are accepting applications for VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIPS for Summer, 2019.

The mission of these programs is to provide high-quality free civil legal advice, representation, and education to the disadvantaged of Broward County. Service areas include, but are not limited to, housing, children’s, consumer, immigration, public benefits, family, tax, senior citizens, domestic violence, homeless, veterans law, and special projects, including major litigation and education/employment. For more information on the wide variety of programs and legal services offered, please visit legalaid.org.

Duties: Will provide assistance to benefit the low-income community in Broward County; and Possible tasks include client interviews, drafting pleadings and memoranda, and legal research.

Qualifications: 1L, 2L.

Please note: This internship is unpaid. Applicants are encouraged to research any fellowship opportunities through their law school to possibly fund the internship.

How to Apply: Send your Resume, Cover Letter, Writing Sample, and Unofficial Transcripts to:
Debra Koprowski, Director of Advocacy at dkoprowski@legalaid.org and
Chanel Winter, Esq. Pro Bono Coordinator at cwinter@legalaid.,org. You must send your materials to the two persons at two different e-mails.
Deadline:  March 8, 2019